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Belgium

Belgium

Highlights

GPE Board Chair wraps up a week in Europe advocating for increased financing for global education
Belgium will commit €26 million to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the period 2017-2020.
Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will sign new framework arrangements with multilateral partner organizations of the Belgian development...
Pledge for GPE 2nd replenishment 2015-2018:
EUR36,000,000
Share of 2nd replenishment total pledges:
2.02%
Total contributions:
US$75,813,151
Share of total contributions:
1.66%

Aid to education

The Directorate-General for Development Cooperation, established within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation is in charge of the implementation of ODA policy.

As of 2015, Belgium’s top countries for development aid in the education sector were: Uganda (US$18 million), Democratic Republic of Congo (US$16.2 million), West Bank & Gaza (US$12.2 million), Burundi (US$9 million), and Vietnam (US$2.6 million); Rwanda is also a focus country.

For the first time since 1999, education was re-established as a priority area for Belgian ODA when the country updated its Law for Development Cooperation in 2013.

Belgium and GPE

Belgium is the alternate Board member of the Donor 1 constituency on the GPE BoardLuxembourgNetherlandsRussia, and Switzerland are also members of this constituency.

Belgium supports GPE’s policy priority areas of girls’ education, out-of-school children and early learning through sector policy dialogue and joint programming with partners.

Last updated May 16, 2017