United States

United States


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Pledge for 2018-2020 replenishment*:
Share of 2018-2020 pledges:
Total contributions to GPE:
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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

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 February 27, 2018