By Andrew Bolt ~
With the power of the Clinton clan broken, there’s even more reason for donors to pull their funding to this Clinton front.
We should ask why Australia’s former Prime Minister Julia Gillard handed over Australian money, too:
The biggest donor countries behind the $US4.6 billion Global Partnership for Education chaired by Julia Gillard warned they could withdraw funding unless they were shown evidence of improved education outcomes for children in poor countries.
An internal review of the GPE, which collaborates with the Clinton Foundation, found it was unable to show specific education improvements and that there were “practical and theoretical issues to be resolved”.
Since 2003, $US4.6bn was poured into developing countries — $US370 million of this from Australian taxpayers over the past eight years. Ms Gillard, who has been chairwoman since February 2014, pledged $US270m of this while she was prime minister.
The 2015 review, commissioned by the board, indicated a potential funding crisis at GPE as two major donor countries threatened to withdraw support unless they were shown evidence of improved education outcomes.
Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.