As countless global advocates, Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW), believes education represents the very last hope for millions of children affected by crises. That is why...
The new Education Cannot Wait fund aims to provide 13.6 million children and youth in emergencies and protracted crises with quality education over the next five years.
Discover the power of education through individual stories of children, youth, and teachers living in GPE partner developing countries.
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Aid to education

The Directorate-General for International Cooperation is responsible for the Netherlands’ development cooperation policy, its coordination, implementation, and funding.

The Netherlands’ strategic priorities for development cooperation in education are:

  • Children in war zones
  • Child labor
  • Girls’ education

In 2015, the top five recipients of Dutch ODA for basic education were: Pakistan, Burundi, South Africa, Mali, and Egypt.

Netherlands and GPE

The Netherlands is part of the Donor 1 constituency on the GPE Board, together with BelgiumLuxembourgRussia, and Switzerland.

Last updated May 16, 2017