Each year, GPE produces a results report that provides a comprehensive overview of the progress of the partnership as a whole against its objectives, and in particular how GPE partner countries advance towards the goal of accelerating access, learning outcomes and gender equality in education.
Today, we release our latest results report, which uses data from calendar years 2020 and 2021 and fiscal year 2022 (July 1st, 2021- June 30, 2022) to monitor GPE's progress toward its goal and objectives. We are pleased to have collaborated with the Global Education Monitoring Report team and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics for chapter 1 of the report.
107 million children supported
Overall, the GPE active grant portfolio reached $2.9 billion last fiscal year to support countries’ efforts to strengthen their education systems. The grants reached about 107 million students, supported the distribution of 56 million textbooks, trained half a million teachers and built more than 8,500 classrooms.
GPE active grants allocated a total of US$893 million to mainstream gender equality. About 85% of gender-related objectives are on-track with implementation.
Against a difficult global context of the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, GPE’s 66 emergency grants totaling $467 million continued to support partner countries’ response to the disruptions caused by the pandemic.
The COVID-19 grants were accelerated to quickly meet the challenges of remote learning, training teachers and developing education content to keep children learning during the pandemic. The grants also funded water points, hygiene supplies and awareness campaigns to help countries safely reopen schools.