GPE was born out of an unshakable belief that every child deserves the hope, opportunity, and agency that a quality education brings. GPE is also the shared commitment to work in partnership to fulfill this right for the world’s most marginalized children.
This spirit of collective dedication has helped GPE grow into a thriving multi-stakeholder partnership, the world’s largest global fund solely dedicated to transforming education in lower-income countries.
To create lasting change, GPE focuses on improving education at a systems level, with a view to leverage the profound transformations required to deliver at least one year of preschool and 12 years of quality education for all children. GPE does this through a twofold approach:
- building stronger, more effective education systems, and
- improving the volume, equity and efficiency of domestic resources.
Together, these combine to create and sustain change.
A new operating model for stronger education systems
To drive change at the systems level, our strategic plan - GPE 2025 puts in place a new operating model that is more flexible and responsive to country contexts and needs. Greater investments will be made in organizational capacity, monitoring and country-level learning to ensure partner countries can achieve ambitious reforms to achieve lasting change.
We are hardwiring gender equality throughout everything we do, building on the gains many partner countries have made toward gender parity in education, while recognizing that more needs to be done to tackle the pervasive—and different— barriers that stand in the way of children realizing their full potential through education.
Our new operating model also promotes more equitable and efficient domestic education spending while offering innovative financing mechanisms sought by partner countries, including a matching fund and debt forgiveness mechanisms, as well as expanding the impact of the successful GPE Multiplier.
GPE brings together a unique set of partners, tools and resources to transform education. We help countries develop effective education plans, establish robust data and monitoring systems, and identify solutions to pressing problems in order to improve teaching and boost learning for the most marginalized students.