From The Report: Colombia 2017
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Despite fiscal restraints, the government’s budget for education has stayed at consistent levels. However, with coverage expansion at all levels of education remaining a high priority, expenditure efficiency will be of the utmost importance. By strengthening financing mechanisms and access to early education, with a focus on rural areas and those most affected by the country’s civil conflict, the authorities aim to improve the chances of lower-income Colombians not only making it through primary school and high school, but also reaching tertiary education. Support for low-income Colombians to enrol and complete higher-education programmes has been a key aspect of government policy, and is especially important in reducing income disparities and social inequality.