When the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools, shutting out nearly 1.6 billion children, the world faced the largest education emergency in modern history. Educational progress and the lives of the most vulnerable children were at stake. At the Global Partnership for Education, we met the crisis head-on.
We quickly launched what would become the world’s largest education emergency fund of more than US$500 million.
Since the fund launched, we’ve made 66 grants to help governments sustain learning for as many as 355 million children in the poorest countries. We targeted our funds where they matter most – to girls, children with disabilities and poor children.
Behind these numbers are stories of creativity and thoughtful planning to tailor responses to local conditions.