Since 2002, GPE partners have achieved remarkable results and helped millions more children enroll in school for a quality education.

77 million more children were in primary school in 2016 in partner countries compared to 2002
77 million
more children
were in primary school in 2016 in partner countries compared to 2002
76% of children completed primary school in 2015 in partner countries compared to 63% in 2002
76%
of children
completed primary school in 2015 in partner countries compared to 63% in 2002
66% of partner countries had as many girls as boys completing primary school in 2016 compared to 42% in 2002
66%
of partner countries
had as many girls as boys completing primary school in 2016 compared to 42% in 2002
96% of education sector plans assessed in 2016/17 met quality standards compared to 58% in 2014/15
96%
of education sector plans
assessed in 2016/17 met quality standards compared to 58% in 2014/15

Our Impact

How can donkey carts help improve access to education? They ensure children attend school daily and address parents’ concerns that they can make the long distance to school safely.
Find out how early interventions centers in Bangladesh are giving deaf children a better chance to thrive.
With a US$20.6 million in grant approved by GPE, Cambodia is launching an initiative to improve the quality of primary education, especially in grades 1, 2 and 3.
Learn how a US$34 million GPE grant to Balochistan is making education more accessible, especially for girls.

Our Latest Blogs

Students play in the schoolyard at Ahmed Ould Hakki Primary School, Tarhil, Nouakchott, Mauritania. Credit GPE/Kelley Lynch
July 16, 2018
The GPE Secretariat consulted with civil society to fine-tune the design of the advocacy and social accountability funding mechanism. Read their recommendations here.
A young woman learns to sew in the vocational school of Kiryandongo refugee settlement. Uganda. Credit: GPE/Henry Bongyereirwe
July 15, 2018
73 million young people in Africa are jobless. On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, let’s renew the commitment to increase investment in youth empowerment.
Students at the Daara Ya Aicha pose with minister of Education Serigne Mbaye Thiam, recently appointed Vice-chair of GPE, and Alice Albright, GPE CEO. Credit: GPE/Carine Durand
July 13, 2018
Alice Albright’s visit to an all-girls school in Senegal; Malala’s birthday; and a new report on the impacts of not giving girls equal access to education underline the power of educating girls.