In August 2017, the Global Partnership for Education Secretariat approved the following grant:
US$442,772 for Ghana to develop an education sector plan for 2016-2030.
The Education Sector Plan Development Grant will allow Ghana to conduct analytical work and studies to inform and finalize the Education Strategic Plan 2016-2030. Of the total, US$236,572 will be allocated for the education sector analysis and the remainder, US$206,200, to prepare the sector plan. The analysis will help the country to better understand the remaining challenges regarding: (i) the disparities between the population sub-groups as regard the access to education, school achievement and learning outcomes; (ii) the education budget and expenditures, the costs of the education services and the household contribution to the education expenditures; and (iii) the transformation of the education resources into learning outcomes, the management of teachers and other educational resources, including instructional time. The analysis of the education budget and expenditures will also enable the country to develop a financial simulation model and estimate the costs of the sector plan.
DFID, a key partner of the Global Partnership for Education, has been nominated by the local education group to be the grant agent on behalf of the Government of Ghana.
Education Sector Plan Development Grants from the Global Partnership for Education are intended to help countries perform strategic, consultative and analytical work to develop or revise their sector plan. Of the maximum grant amount of US$500,000, US$250,000 is reserved for education sector analysis, and the remainder for additional studies or to develop the sector plan.