Julia Gillard and Alexander De Croo at EducAid, Brussels. Credit: Ministry of Development Cooperation/Belgium
May 30, 2017
Julia Gillard traveled to Brussels to meet with Belgian and EU officials and advocate for GPE's next replenishment.
Julia Gillard in a meeting in Brussels, Belgium with Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. Credit: Ministry of Development Cooperation/Belgium
May 26, 2017
GPE Board Chair wraps up a week in Europe advocating for increased financing for global education
Julia Gillard and Alexander De Croo. Credit: GPE/Sabine Terlecki
May 21, 2017
Belgium will commit €26 million to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the period 2017-2020.
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Aid to education

The Directorate-General for Development Cooperation, established within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation is in charge of the implementation of ODA policy.

As of 2015, Belgium’s top countries for development aid in the education sector were: Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, West Bank & Gaza, Burundi, and Vietnam; Rwanda is also a focus country.

For the first time since 1999, education was re-established as a priority area for Belgian ODA when the country updated its Law for Development Cooperation in 2013.

Belgium and GPE

Belgium is the alternate Board member of the Donor 1 constituency on the GPE Board. FranceLuxembourgNetherlands, and Switzerland are also members of this constituency. Belgium is also a member of the Finance and Risk Committee. 

Belgium supports GPE’s policy priority areas of girls’ education, out-of-school children and early learning through sector policy dialogue and joint programming with partners.

Last updated January 25, 2019