Policy Brief. Gender equality in and through education is critical to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Advancing gender equality in education is a priority of the Global Partnership for Education. GPE supports country investments in more equitable and gender-responsive systems in order to improve outcomes in access, retention and learning for all girls and boys.
Support to advancing gender equality is offered to countries primarily through activities that support GPE’s three country-level strategic objectives: sector planning and policy implementation, mutual accountability, and effective financing.
GPE 2020, GPE’s five-year strategic plan, holds achieving gender equality as one of its eight principles. In order to deliver on this principle, the Board of Directors approved the Gender Equality Policy and Strategy 2016-2020 in June 2016.