The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is the only international organization focused on supporting countries’ efforts to educate children from early primary school through secondary school.
Since 2003, GPE’s partners have helped enroll nearly 23 million more children into school, supported the construction of over 37,000 classrooms, and trained over 413,000 teachers.1
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Thanks in part to the work of GPE’s partner organizations, 68% of girls in our partner countries now finish primary school. Now 18 partner countries have achieved gender parity in enrollments or have more girls than boys in school.2
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About 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty if all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills. This would be equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty.3
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Since the beginning of GPE’s replenishment campaign in November 2011, the GPE Fund has received approximately $1.7 billion in commitments. Our goal is to reach $2.5 billion by 2014.
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GPE is not just about financing. More importantly, it helps all partners at the country level—developing country governments, donor governments, international organizations, civil society organizations/NGOs, and the private sector—work together to ensure that education aid is better coordinated and more effective, based on countries’ own education strategies. More on aid effectiveness
The GPE Strategic Plan for 2011-2014 prioritizes greater support for education in fragile and conflict-affected nations, improving reading and numeracy for children, and increasing girls’ access to education. More about our strategy »
The Global Partnership for Education is comprised of close to 60 developing countries, as well as donor governments, international organizations, the private sector, teachers, local and global civil society organizations/NGOs, all devoted to helping children receive a good quality education.
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GPE Secretariat calculations based on unit costs compared to total GPE funds going to education sector plans.