United States

United States

Highlights

Children in primary school, Nigeria. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch
December 09, 2018
Development partners, under the auspices of GPE, are sponsoring 1,350 girls in 13 primary schools with N27 million; these schools are being targeted because of their remote location and due to the...
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...
Students at Nyamachaki Primary School, Kenya. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch
December 03, 2018
Global Citizen has announced 57 commitments totaling more than US$7 billion, surpassing its goal seven times, and significant commitments were also made to #FundEducation.
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:
4.98%

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).

The United States and GPE

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 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 December 10, 2018