Developing countries that are not yet partners and interested in joining the partnership can also find information on how to do so (See appendix 1: How to become a GPE member).
In the first part of the guide, GPE’s theory of change is explained and the objectives to strengthen education systems and support mutual accountability through inclusive policy dialogue laid out.
Part I gives an overview of the key actors involved and helps answer questions such as: Who’s included in the local education group? What role does the country lead play? What do we mean by alignment and harmonization? What are grants agents? Appendix 3 on the roles and responsibilities of all key actors is a useful reference guide on who does what at which stage of the process.
Part I also describes the different grants that partner countries can access, the maximum amount for each, and the eligibility criteria to access them. An important section describes the fixed and results-based portions of implementation grants and the requirements for each.
In Part II of the guide, 13 sections detail the steps for all GPE processes, from initial interest in joining the partnership through to grant monitoring and re-applying.