Key Results | Global Partnership for Education

Key Results

Since 2002, GPE partners have achieved remarkable results and helped millions more children enroll in school for a quality education. Here are our most important results.
Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com licensed by CC 3.0 BY
61 million
more children
were in primary school in 2013
in GPE partner countries
with the help of GPE partners
compared to 2002 1
72% primary completion rate in GPE countries in 2013 compared to 61% in 2002
72%
primary completion rate
in GPE partner countries in 2013
compared to 63% in 2002 3
69% of girls in GPE countries finished primary school in 2013 compared to 56% in 2002
69%
of girls
in GPE partner countries
finished primary school in 2013
compared to 56% in 2002 3
$4.4 billion in grants have been allocated to education by GPE since 2003
$4.4 billion
in grants
have been allocated
to education by GPE
since 2003 2
23 million more children enrolled in lower-secondary school of which 11 million are girls in 2013 compared to 2002.
23 million
more children
enrolled in lower-secondary school
of which 11 million are girls
in 2013 compared to 2002 6
31 GPE countries are close to or have achieved gender parity in primary school completion
31
GPE partner countries
have achieved gender parity
in primary school completion
or have more girls than boys
completing primary school 3
13 million fewer primary-aged children were out of school across all GPE countries between 2002 – 2013
13 million
fewer primary-aged children
were out of school in 2013
across all GPE partner countries
compared to 2002 3
$2 billion in GPE grants allocated to fragile and conflict-affected partner countries
$2 billion
in GPE grants
allocated to fragile and
conflict-affected
partner countries 4
11% increase in domestic financing for education in GPE partner countries after they joined GPE (2012)
11% increase
in domestic financing for education
in GPE partner countries
after they joined GPE (2012) 2
91 girls for every 100 boys completed primary school in 2013, compared to 81 girls in 2002.
91 girls
for every 100 boys
completed primary school
in 2013
compared to 81 girls in 2002 3
75% youth literacy rate in GPE partner countries in 2008 - 2013 compared to 71% in 2000 - 05.
75%
youth literacy rate
in GPE partner countries
in 2008-2013
compared to 71% in 2000-05 2
% of primary teachers received pre- or in-service training in GPE partner developing countries in 2013.
78%
of primary teachers
received pre- or in-service training
in GPE partner developing countries in 2013 5

Sources:

  1. Difference in the number of children enrolled in school between 2002 and 2013. Data from UIS
  2. GPE Secretariat
  3. GPE calculations based on UNESCO Institute for Statistics data
  4. GPE Secretariat financial data
  5. R4L Report 2014, p. 41
  6. UIS data and GPE estimates for 51 of 60 partner countries with available data