Many children don’t receive an education that is good enough to give them the best chance of flourishing in life. One of the ways to change this is to make sure that they have access to teachers who are well-trained, qualified, supported and motivated.
Better teachers are key to ensuring quality education. And when learners have access to quality education, there are positive knock-on effects for gender equity, social cohesion, sustainable development and peace.
That’s why, as the theme of this year’s World Teachers’ Day (commemorated each year on October 5) tells us, the transformation of education begins with teachers. And it’s why supporting teachers for quality teaching is so important to GPE.
GPE 2025 prioritizes quality teaching
GPE 2025 highlights the critical role of teachers in transforming education systems. We support better data and diagnostics on teachers and teaching, as well as policies that advance teaching quality and teacher support and management.
GPE also continues to promote engagement of teachers and school leaders, by encouraging their participation in dialogue on education issues and the inclusion of teacher organizations in local education groups.
We work with countries to make focused investments in policies and programs that are grounded in evidence to support and upskill teachers. This includes results-based financing to incentivize policy reforms that address obstacles to effective teaching.