Private sector and foundations provide strategic, technical, and financial support to expand GPE’s effectiveness and explore innovative opportunities to achieve better results.
GPE is committed to working with the business community and philanthropy to address education challenges and build stronger education systems in partner developing countries.
The Sustainable Development Goals explicitly recognize the role of the private sector (including philanthropic foundations) in their achievement. The 2016 report from the Education Commission also highlights the importance of private sector and foundations participation in education financing.
GPE’s strategy, GPE 2020, recognizes the role that these entities can play in fulfilling its mandate, going beyond philanthropy to leverage assets, capabilities, and innovation to accelerate progress on common education goals.