Education Plan Development Grant
Group of schoolchildren in Haiti
An Education Plan Development Grant helps countries develop a good Education Sector Plan, or improve upon an existing Plan. Having a good Education Sector Plan is key to the successful development of subsequent programs and activities to achieving a country’s education goals.
The Education Plan Development Grant is one of 3 financial mechanisms of the GPE Fund.
It enables a multilateral or bilateral partner of the Global Partnership perform—on behalf of a developing country government—strategic, consultative and analytical work to develop or revise an Education Sector Plan or Transitional Education Sector Plan.
The Education Plan Development Grant provides funding for a maximum of US$ 250,000.
Grants in Action
In Haiti, an Education Plan Development Grant is helping to set realistic priorities for the next three years in the education sector. Even before the 2010 earthquake, Haiti’s education sector faced tremendous challenges. This Priority Action Plan will focus in increased access to education, improved quality of education, strengthened governance and support to vocational training. These local priorities are in line with the Global Partnership’s priorities of improving learning outcomes as well as providing support to fragile states.
All countries classified by the World Bank Group as eligible to borrow from the International Development Association (IDA) may apply to the Education Plan Development Grant. Support through this grant is provided based on an initial communication from the country government indicating interest in joining the Global Partnership. A country government interested in initiating dialogue with the Global Partnership for Education should contact the Secretariat.