The Global Partnership for Education is an unparalleled platform to mobilize existing and additional funding for developing countries’ education priorities.
Our goal is to ensure that all developing countries committed to education should have sufficient and sustainable resources to successfully deliver education results.
We therefore encourage developing country partners to provide sufficient domestic financing for basic education as a share of the government budget. However, it remains critical for donors to increase external aid to basic education and contribute an estimated $8 billion in additional financing for education between 2011 and 2014.
Our goal is to maximize existing and future donors’ financing, help them harmonize their aid programs, and leverage developing countries’ domestic resources. The Global Partnership Secretariat works closely with national governments and their development partners to develop high quality education strategies and programs that reflect the commitment of all parties to achieve education results. This creates a climate favorable for investment in education. Domestic investments in education in GPE countries have indeed outpaced domestic investments elsewhere.
However, when a country lacks sufficient financing to implement key activities in its education plan the Global Partnership can provide three-year grants through its own multilateral GPE Fund: