Program Development Grant
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A Program Development Grant helps a country to develop programs in order to work towards the goals outlined in the national Education Sector Plan. This grant helps put together a program that will identify and carry out activities in the near term that are in line with long term educational objectives.
The Program Development Grant is one of 3 financial mechanisms of the GPE Fund.
It enables the Supervising Entity, or in exceptional cases the Managing Entity, of the Program Implementation Grant —on behalf of a developing country government— to develop a program that supports the implementation of an Education Sector Plan or a Transitional Education Sector Plan.
The program developed with the support of this grant is expected to explicitly address the Education For All goals and the strategic priorities of the Global Partnership for Education, where appropriate.
The Program Development Grant has a standard allocation of US$200,000. On an exceptional basis, a Managing Entity can request up to US$400,000 with justification.
Grants in Action
In Mali, a Program Development Grant will help develop a detailed list of activities to be financed by the larger Program Implementation Grant. This includes establishing a monitoring and evaluation system as well as an implementation manual and other legal documents.
Any country eligible to apply for a Global Partnership Program Implementation Grant is also eligible to apply for a Program Development Grant. This includes all low-income countries included in the Global Partnership effective indicative allocations list.