|A good quality education for all children, everywhere, so they fulfill their potential and contribute to their societies|
|To galvanize and coordinate a global effort to deliver a good quality education to all girls and boys, prioritizing the poorest and most vulnerable|
Fragile and conflict affected states able to develop and implement their education plansMore on
All girls in GPE-endorsed countries successfully complete primary school and go to secondary school in a safe, supportive learning environmentMore on
Dramatic increase in the number of children learning and demonstrating mastery of basic literacy and numeracy skills by Grade 3More on
Improve teacher effectiveness by training, recruiting and retaining teachers and supporting them to provide a good quality educationMore on
The Global Partnership for Education (the "Global Partnership," or "GPE") believes
that education is a fundamental right for all children and is essential to achieving all of the Millennium Development Goals. Investing in education is the single most effective means of reducing poverty: if all children in low-income countries could read, it is estimated that poverty would drop by 12 percent. In addition, educating girls and women is the most effective investment for achieving long-term health benefits for a nation, thereby saving the lives of mothers and babies and creating healthier, stronger families.
Since its inception in 2002, the Global Partnership has been devoted to getting all children everywhere into school for a good education. It has achieved impressive results since 2002, including putting an additional 23 million children in school, training 413,000 teachers, constructing more than 37,000 classrooms, providing 220 million textbooks, and achieving higher school completion rates for boys and girls.
This strategic plan builds on those achievements and sets out the long-term vision, mission, strategic goals, and core strategies of the Global Partnership. Our vision is "a good quality education for all children, everywhere, so they fulfill their potential and contribute to their societies," and our mission is "to galvanize and coordinate a global effort to deliver a good quality education to all girls and boys, prioritizing the poorest and most vulnerable."
The Global Partnership has four strategic goals to achieve this vision, goals that focus on the key building blocks of access, quality, equity, and strong national education systems.
Following from those four goals, the Global Partnership has set five targeted objectives for the period of 2012–2015 to address the major and immediate barriers to achieving our longer-term goals. Our objectives articulate what the Global Partnership will do over the next three years as we focus on fragile states, girls' education, early-grade learning (particularly reading and numeracy), resources for education, and improvement of teaching. Progress will be tracked and assessed against the strategic goals and five objectives. The indicators included in the plan to track our goals and objectives are to be used as markers to guide policy making and decision making, as well as for advocacy.
This plan is a living document and will be regularly reviewed for relevance and practicality, including the indicators contained herein.