Education sector grants
Developing countries interested in joining GPE can receive up to US$500,000 to develop a solid education sector plan or improve on an existing one. This grant helps a country to perform strategic, consultative and analytical work to develop or revise its sector plan. Of the total grant, one half is to be used to carry out an analysis of the education sector, and the other half for additional studies or to develop the plan.
Eligibility: All countries eligible to become GPE partners, i.e. low-income countries, lower-middle income countries with a primary completion rate lower than 85%, and small island and small landlocked developing states.
Countries can receive US$200,000 (up to US$400,000 in exceptional cases) for the design of an education program that will help the country to implement its national sector strategy.
Eligibility: Countries eligible to apply for GPE program implementation grants
GPE partner countries can receive up to US$100 million to finance a program that supports the implementation of their education sector plan, including among other things funding school construction and rehabilitation, textbooks, teacher training, school meals or sector management.
Eligibility: Eligibility is based on three dimensions: poverty, education vulnerability and fragility. A country is eligible for an education sector program implementation grants if:
- It has an education sector plan endorsed by its development partners, and
- It is classified as low-income based on its Gross National Product per capita, or
- It is classified as an IDA-eligible small island or small landlocked developing state, or
- It is classified as lower-middle income based on its gross national product per capita and its primary completion rate is lower than 85%.