Children at So-Ava primary school near Cotonou, Benin. Credit: GPE /Chantal Rigaud
April 08, 2019
More than US$176 million approved in new grants to Benin, Burundi, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania and Uzbekistan.
A girl solves a math problem on the blackboard. Alphabaria school, Dabola Area, Guinea
January 22, 2019
Around 80% of countries assess learning. However, because they are based on different methodologies the results cannot be compared internationally. A new initiative by UIS could help solve this...
Through the lens of education
May 17, 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

In Sweden, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) are responsible for managing international development cooperation.

Sweden supports GPE priority areas of:

  • Girls’ education
  • Countries affected by fragility and conflict
  • Inclusive education.

In 2015, the top three recipients of bilateral aid to basic education were: Bangladesh, Liberia, and Uganda.

Cecilia Sharp, Director of International Organizations and Policy Support, SIDA, Sweden. Photo credit: GPE/Heather Shuker
GPE has made considerable progress in achieving its goals and fullfilling its mandate, and made good efforts in adhering to principles of local ownership, full alignment to national education plans, as well as partnership coordination and harmonization.
Cecilia Sharp
Director of International Organizations and Policy Support, Swedish Development Cooperation Agency

Sweden and GPE

Sweden is the Board representative of the Donor 2 constituency on the GPE Board. Denmark is also part of this constituency.

Sweden sits on the Strategy and Impact Committee.

Last updated January 25, 2019