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%
of children
completed primary school in 2016 in partner countries, compared to 63% in 2002
67%
of partner countries
had as many girls as boys completing school in 2016, compared to 42% in 2002
100%
of sector plans
assessed in 2018 met quality standards, compared to 58% in 2014/15

Our impact

Silenat Alem is among the Ethiopian teachers who recently became school principals, thanks to a GPE program that is helping address the gender balance in school leadership positions.
When Chalachew was born, he couldn’t have imagined the hardships that awaited him, nor could he have envisioned his power to defy odds and prove how far his desire to learn could take him.
When Ethiopia joined GPE in 2004, less than 50% of the country’s children were enrolled in primary school, and those in school were not getting a quality education. GPE has been working closely with...

Focus areas

Explore our priority areas to achieve our vision of inclusive and equitable quality education for all

Our latest blogs

October 17, 2019
The Nobel Prize for Economics was just awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their pioneering work on global poverty. A most timely prize as we celebrate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
October 16, 2019
The Meskerem School in Ethiopia has made extraordinary progress in improving the quality of education for its students despite challenges. What’s its recipe for success?
October 11, 2019
October 11 marks International Day of the Girl Child