Summary of Outcomes of the Meeting of the Global Partnership for Education Board of Directors 7-8 June 2012
June 15, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Following a one-day retreat, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Board of Directors met in Berlin, Germany on 7-8 June, 2012 to discuss the strategic plan for the Global Partnership and the effectiveness of its operating model; the Secretariat’s administrative arrangement with the World Bank; and a new policy on fraud and corruption.
The Board heard about the results GPE partners are delivering for children across the world. The Secretariat presented a report which showed a significant positive difference in learning outcomes for GPE partner countries vs. non partner countries. The Secretariat also briefed the Board on the steady and significant progress in GPE developing country partners related to the percentage of children attending and completing primary school, the ratio of girls to boys attending primary school, as well as very encouraging progress in reading outcomes in Cambodia after innovative interventions by GPE partners.
For a detailed look at the Board meeting agenda, final decisions, documents and presentations, click here.
The following is a brief summary of the decisions made.
The Board also articulated strategic goals to guide the Partnership’s work for the years ahead, including:
The following objectives were approved for the next three years (2012-2015):
Work will continue on the strategic plan and a final version will be considered in late July 2012. Following this, an implementation plan, budget, risk management plan, and communications strategy to support the strategic plan’s objectives will be developed.
This was a very productive meeting of the Board, with a vigorous discussion among the partners about our current and future work. We invite you to click here to learn more about the results of this Board meeting, and previous ones.