Children raise their hands to answer the teacher's question at Bitiw Seye 1 Primary School in Tivaouane, Senegal. Credit: GPE/Chantal Rigaud
February 04, 2019
The extraordinary commitments made at the GPE Financing Conference in Dakar in February 2018 were the start of an eventful year. Let’s review some of the highlights, from additional funding to...
GPE's Board of Directors Meeting, in Dublin on December 6-7, 2018. Credit: GPE/Liang Cai
December 07, 2018
Statement by Julia Gillard, Board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education, at the closing of the GPE Board meeting in Dublin, Ireland on December 6-7, 2018.
GPE Board Meeting in Dublin. Credit: Liang Cai
December 06, 2018
Building on the growing international momentum to support children’s education in developing countries through the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Denmark and Germany have each announced new...
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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 CommissionItaly, and Spain are also part of this constituency. 

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


Last updated January 25, 2019