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...
Angthlork Reang Sey School, Cambodia. Credit: GPE/Livia Barton
October 02, 2018
Education "came of age" at the 2018 United Nations General Assembly in New York, and education advocates are celebrating after seeing the launch of a number of new commitments, partnerships and funds...
Through the lens of education
May 16, 2017
Discover the power of education through individual stories of children, youth, and teachers living in GPE partner developing countries.
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Aid to education

The Directorate-General for International Cooperation is responsible for the Netherlands’ development cooperation policy, its coordination, implementation, and funding.

Despite education is not a development priority, it is considered a cross-cutting theme of the four stated priorities outlined in the 2013 development cooperation strategy paper:

  1. Security and the rule of law
  2. Water
  3. Food and security
  4. Sexual and Reproductive health and rights.

In 2015, the top five recipients of Dutch ODA for basic education were: Pakistan, Burundi, South Africa, Mali, and Egypt.

Netherlands and GPE

Reina Buijis, Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation, Netherlands. Photo credit: GPE/Heather Shuker
Since its creation in 2002 the Global Partnership for Education has grown into an excellent instrument of engagement and support for building education for all girls and boys. 
Reina Buijis
Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation, Netherlands

The Netherlands is part of the Donor 1 constituency on the GPE Board, together with Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.

The Netherlands was one of the donors that helped create GPE (formerly Education for All – Fast Track Initiative) in 2002.

Last updated December 10, 2018