United States

United States

Highlights

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...
Langata West School, Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: GPE/Mediabase
January 22, 2019
The Government in Kenya, with support from partners including GPE, distributed 60 million textbooks in public primary and secondary schools to achieve its goal of 1 textbook per student.
Langata West School, Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: GPE/Mediabase
January 03, 2019
The government in Kenya distributed over 12 million early grade literacy and numeracy textbooks to public primary schools in alignment with the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) that the government...
Pledge for 2018-2020 replenishment*:
US$75,000,000
Share of 2018-2020 pledges:
3.4%
Total contributions to GPE:
US$273,500,000
Share of total contributions:
4.89%

Aid to education

While the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as well as the United States Department of State maintain primary authority over US bilateral development assistance, the US Treasury handles US contributions to multilateral development banks.

The United States is the largest provider of Official Development Assistance (ODA) for direct aid to basic education, with USAID responsible for the majority of bilateral U.S. international education assistance.

Out of the 10 countries that received the most education aid in FY 2015, three were categorized as least-developed countries by the United Nations (Afghanistan, DR Congo and South Sudan) and seven were classified as fragile by the OECD (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, DR Congo, Micronesia, South Sudan, and Nigeria).

Michelle Bekkering, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, United States Agency for International Development. Photo credit: GPE/Heather Shuker
We will continue our work with GPE to deliver results, to promote innovation, to improve learning outcomes and to reach the most marginalized, especially girls and children with disabilities.
Michelle Bekkering
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, United States Agency for International Development

The United States and GPE

The United States is the Board member representative of the Donor 6 constituency. Australia, Japan, Korea are also members of this constituency.

The United States is a member of the Grants and Performance Committee and is highly involved with GPE processes and local education groups in a number of country partners. 

*The United States contribution is for 2018 only.

Last updated January 25, 2019