We believe that education results can be achieved when governments of developing country partners take the lead in developing their own education strategies based on their national priorities. This is why a founding principle of the Global Partnership is country ownership.

Our role is to facilitate access to financial and technical support so that governments of developing country partners can elaborate quality education programs and the best strategies to get all their children into school and learning.

Developing country partners are therefore strongly represented on the Global Partnership Board of Directors, with 6 of the 19 seats assigned to their constituents (3 representing African countries and 3 representing non-African countries).

At the country level, developing country partners lead the implementation and monitoring of education plans in consultation with civil society organizations, private sector and donors.