GPE is both the largest global fund solely dedicated to education and a unique, multi-stakeholder partnership. We have a strong track record: nearly 20 years helping lower-income countries get more girls and boys in school and learning.
By mobilizing billions of dollars and convening hundreds of partners, we help lower-income countries accelerate change to ensure every girl and boy get the quality education they need to unlock their full potential and contribute to building a better world.
GPE’s approach is solidly anchored in these principles:
- Country ownership: partner countries lead the way on the reforms and support they need.
- Inclusive partnership: all education stakeholders around the same table have a better chance of achieving meaningful and lasting results, and hold each other accountable.
- Alignment and harmonization: making aid dollars and education budgets go further.
Here are the four ways through which the GPE approach transforms education systems in partner countries:
- Doing the right thing: To create lasting change, GPE focuses on improving education at a systems level to leverage the profound transformations required to deliver at least one year of preschool and 12 years of quality education for every girl and boy. Since 2002, 160 million more children in partner countries have set foot in classrooms for the first time.
- In Kenya, this means supporting a new information management system that has transformed the delivery of education. The system provides real-time data, allowing the government to monitor indicators such as attendance, enrollment and staffing in a transparent and reliable way.
- In Sudan, this means supporting the government to strengthen sector planning and conduct the first national assessment of early grade learning.