"GPE provides a truly critical support to countries and we must not forget that education is essential to any resilient society. At the same time, Norway encourages all players on the education field to coordinate and align their efforts, particularly at the country level, so as to maximize results and avoid untimely overlaps at a time where many donors and partner countries face budget constraints."
"No society stands a chance of progress and stability, if education is treated as a privilege rather than a right. If we invest in education, millions get lifted out of poverty. Education improves health outcomes and saves more girls from child marriage. Education helps eliminate civil wars, it saves lives and leads to more sustainable, peaceful and resilient societies."
Interview with Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary in Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
"Germany will remain a reliable and strong partner of GPE... I envision an ambitious gender equality approach and a strong GPE replenishment in mid-2021 in order to bring quality education to every child."