GPE's new operating model – GPE 2025 – focuses on system transformation, which sources, supports, and sustains transformative reforms with the potential for impact at scale.
GPE organized a 2-day webinar on 21-22 June 2022 to hear from stakeholders in partner countries that piloted the new model: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), El Salvador, Kenya, Nepal, Tajikistan and Uganda. Marcellus Albertin, head of the Human and Social Development Cluster at the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, moderated the discussions.
The webinar was a partnership learning moment, allowing exchanges among countries on lessons learned from their respective experiences. The discussions provided insight into various aspects of GPE's new model for other partner countries who will subsequently engage with it, and more broadly for the whole partnership.
Day 1 – Partnership compact process (prioritization and system transformation; sector dialogue and alignment)
1. Regarding the prioritization process, what went well, what advice could you give other countries, and what can be improved? Could you highlight the factors making it easy or difficult to select one priority reform area?
Representatives from Kenya, El Salvador, Uganda, Nepal and DRC talked about the value of assessing bottlenecks to system transformation alongside data and evidence, and cited challenges as well as the usefulness of selecting one priority reform area. They highlighted the importance of engaging a wide range of education stakeholders in the process.