The Global Partnership for Education welcomes additional funding from Germany of 9 million euros. This brings the total German contribution for 2018 to 18 million euros.
Charlevoix Declaration on quality education for girls, adolescent girls and women in developing countries.
German civil society came together last week for a special event in the dome of the German parliament (Bundestag) to call on Germany to step up its leadership on global education
Pledge for 2018-2020 replenishment*:
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Aid to education

In Germany, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is in charge of planning and programming development cooperation. The major implementing organization for the BMZ is the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ).

Promoting education is one of the priority areas of German development policy.

The guiding vision of BMZ’s education strategy is lifelong learning – from early learning through primary and secondary education, vocational and higher education to adult education.  

As of 2015, Germany’s focus areas for basic education in development cooperation are:

  • Early childhood learning
  • Primary education
  • Promoting mother-tongue education
  • Secondary school education
  • Non-formal education. 

Germany’s partner countries in which there is a focus on education are: Afghanistan, Angola, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Kosovo, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Togo, and Yemen.

Germany and GPE

Germany is the alternate Board member of the Donor 5 constituency on the GPE Board. The European CommissionFranceItaly, and Spain are also part of this constituency. 

*Germany's contribution covers the period 2018-2022.


Last updated February 27, 2018