Education is a powerful agent of change, and improves health and livelihoods, contributes to social stability and drives long-term economic growth. Education is also essential to the success of every one of the 17 sustainable development goals.
GPE helps partner countries transform their education systems to ensure that every girl and boy can get the quality education they need to unlock their full potential and contribute to building a better world.
A great education...
Early childhood education prepares children for future learning
41% of children are enrolled in pre-primary education in GPE partner countries
Means great teachers
An effective teacher is the most important factor in a student’s learning
67 million more children have access to quality teachers
Is equal for girls and boys
Keeping girls in school benefits them and their families, communities and countries
2X the number of girls are on the path of gender equality
Leads to learning
More children than ever are in school, but too many don’t learn enough
70% of partner countries improved learning outcomes in 2018
Is based on data
Without accurate data, it is impossible to know how many children are not in school or are not learning
95% of GPE grants supported learning assessment systems or EMIS in 2019
Is backed by a strong system
GPE transforms education systems to increase the number of children who are in school and learning
160 million more children are in school in GPE partner countries
... and can change the world!
When access to education and learning grows, the ripple effects on communities and countries is remarkable
- 420 million people would be lifted out of poverty with a secondary education
- A child whose mother can read is 50% more likely to live past the age of 5
- One additional year of school can increase a woman’s earnings by up to 20%