The Global and Regional Activities Program
The Global and Regional Activities (GRA) program engages education stakeholders in researching and applying new knowledge and evidence-based practices to resolve education challenges.
The program supports research, capacity development and knowledge sharing at the regional and global levels to accelerate the objectives outlined in GPE's Strategic Plan 2012-2015.
The program focuses on 3 critical areas:
The GRA program contributes to creating global public goods by ensuring that partner developing countries have access to global knowledge at the same time as we are increasing their capacity to benefit from such knowledge.
The current GRA portfolio consists of 15 grants valued at US$31 million that were approved by the Board in 2013.
Through technical workshops, peer-learning events, and conferences, the program provides opportunities for partners to access evidence and share knowledge.
|GRA Project||Partner Organizations||Geographic Focus||Approved grant in USD|
|Development of methodologies to link reading assessments across regions and draw lessons regarding best early assessment practices||UIS, Hewlett Foundation||53 GPE partner countries||462,246|
|Learning outcomes in early grades in reading: Integrations of curriculum, teaching, learning materials, and assessment of education||UNESCO IBE, University of Geneva||Niger, Senegal, Burkina Faso||2,998,996|
|ELAN – Effectiveness of teaching and learning in bilingual context||AFD, OIF||Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo||1,408,200|
|OPERA – Teaching and learning effectiveness for learning outcomes||AFD, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie||Burkina Faso and the IFADEM African partner countries||996,855|
|Pacific Early Grade Readiness and Learning Program (PEARL) Quality/Learning Outcomes||World Bank||Tonga and Papua New Guinea, beneficiaries: all Pacific island countries||8,505,075|
|Delivering on strategic objective on teachers||UNESCO, Education International||Cote d'Ivoire, DRC, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Benin, Mali, Senegal Uganda, Nepal, Haiti||1,984,850|
|Learning Outcomes – Asia Region/ Learner assessment for instructional progress||UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education||Regional: Asia Pacific region||944,061|
|Education financing and systems building|
|Education Financing: Development of methodologies to improve national reporting on financial flows||UIS and IIEP (Paris and Pole de Dakar)||Guinea, Zimbabwe, Cote d'Ivoire, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Nepal Uganda||2,119,074|
|Education Financing: School Grants||IIEP||Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Honduras, Nicaragua||996,812|
|School Profiles: Systems Improvement||UNICEF, IIEP, Pole de Dakar||Global (Madagascar, Togo started)||878,069|
|Out-of-school children, access and equity|
|Out-of-School Children: Closing the data gap||UIS, UNICEF, World Bank, UNESCO||Global: Africa, Arab states, Asia, Latin America||1,099,527|
|Significant reduction in Out-of-school children||UNICEF, UIS, national governments||Global: post-conflict and transitional countries||3,284,900|
|Addressing the out-of-school children data and policy gaps||World Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF, UIS, national governments||Global with a strong emphasis on GPE countries||1,583,027|
|Disability, health and education in support of learning for all||World Bank||Global: 15 GPE countries||3,000,000|
|Addressing school-related gender-based violence||UNICEF, UNGEI||Togo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Zambia||800,000|