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Germany

Highlights

The Ministry of education and human development in Mozambique signed an agreement with education sector partners to improve the quality of primary education.
Last week GPE CEO Alice Albright visited Germany and Italy, two key GPE donor partners. With the replenishment campaign in sight, visits to donor partners are crucial to mobilize and galvanize energy...
Zimbabwe gets US$14 million from Germany to help build on the country's commitment to improve performance in the classroom for both teachers and students.
Pledge for GPE 2nd replenishment 2015-2018:
EUR35,000,000
Share of 2nd replenishment total pledges:
2.15%
Total contributions:
US$68,851,897
Share of total contributions:
1.51%

Aid to education

In Germany, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is in charge of planning and programming development cooperation. The major implementing organization for the BMZ is the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ).

Promoting education is one of the priority areas of German development policy.

The guiding vision of BMZ’s education strategy is lifelong learning – from early learning through primary and secondary education, vocational and higher education to adult education.  

As of 2015, Germany’s focus areas for basic education in development cooperation are:

  • Early childhood learning
  • Primary education
  • Promoting mother-tongue education
  • Secondary school education
  • Non-formal education. 

Germany’s partner countries in which there is a focus on education are: Afghanistan, Angola, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Kosovo, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Togo, and Yemen.

Germany and GPE

Germany is the alternate Board member of the Donor 5 constituency on the GPE Board. The European CommissionFranceItaly, and Spain are also part of this constituency. 

Last updated May 16, 2017