Multilateral agencies such as UNESCO, UNICEF and the World Bank play a pivotal role in implementing education programs and supervise grants agreements and the disbursement of funds.
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Multilateral agencies provide an unparalleled source of knowledge and expertise to help the Global Partnership achieve its education objectives and monitor its impact. In GPE developing country partners, multilateral partners engage with all major education actors and help build consensus in the development and implementation of education strategies.
They also play a key role in supervising activities funded by GPE grants. Only multilateral agencies and donor countries may sign grant agreements with developing country partners, transfer the funds and monitor the government’s implementation of education programs.
Multilateral agencies have three seats on the GPE Board of Directors: one seat for UNESCO; a second for UNICEF; and a third for another multilateral agency. UNESCO and UNICEF also share a seat on the Financial Advisory Committee. They help identify countries eligible for funding from the Global Partnership for Education and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on allocations.
Key Multilateral Partners