Since 2002, GPE has been supporting partner countries to build stronger and more resilient education systems that ensure children get a quality education, putting them on the path to reach their full potential.
Over this time, GPE has created better opportunities for millions of children, their communities and their countries.
160 million more children in school
Since 2002 GPE has allocated a total of US$6.5 billion in grants, prioritizing countries with the greatest needs and the hardest to reach children. This support has resulted in 160 million more children in school, including 106 million children in partner countries affected by fragility and conflict.
Giving children a strong foundation for learning throughout their lives starts early: children who attend preprimary education are more likely to start school on time, less likely to drop out or repeat grades, and more likely to complete primary and secondary school. That’s why GPE invests in pre-primary education, has put 46 million children under age 5 on track to a brighter future.
- Read how Guyana is reaching the most vulnerable children in remote areas with quality preprimary education and ensuring they are ready for learning in school.
- Read how Afghanistan is reaching vulnerable girls through innovative approaches
70% of partner countries have improved learning outcomes
Teachers play a critical role in improving learning. Beyond any other school-based factor, teacher effectiveness is the most important predictor of student learning.
To improve the quality of education, GPE wants to make sure that teachers are qualified and well supported. Since 2002, this has meant 67 million more children having access to quality teachers. And 70% of partner countries have improved learning outcomes.