Between January 1, 2018 and today, more than 536,000 of you read our blogs, and we published a total of 221 posts over the course of the year.
We are proud to partner regularly with organizations like the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the Association for the Development of Education in Africa, the Global Campaign for Education, and many others to discuss all aspects of education systems and policies nationally, regionally and globally.
Below are the top 10 blogs of 2018, covering topics that are at the heart of GPE's work to make quality education a reality for every child around the world: girls' education and gender equality, inclusive education for children with disabilities, education for refugee and displaced children, and the crucial role of teachers.
Enjoy reading or re-reading them, and we hope to welcome you back in 2019!
These 8 graphs explain the key challenges that education is facing around the world, the remarkable progress developing countries are making, in particular GPE partner countries, and why education is crucial to achieving a better world for all.
By Sarwat Batool, World Bank
Learn how a US$34 million GPE grant to the state of Balochistan in Pakistan is making education more accessible for thousands of children, and especially girls.
By Hendrina Chalwe Doroba, FAWE
On March 8, people around the world observe International Women's Day, an opportunity to inspire change for girls and women, and transform the momentum into action. Without investing in women and girls, it will not be possible to achieve the Global Goals.
For World Teachers' Day, colleagues at UNESCO reflect on the factors that contribute to the high demand for teachers and how to strengthen teacher education.
Read 8 stories of girls living in different countries, to understand the progress that has been achieved in ensuring girls have access to quality education and the challenges that remain.
By Eleni Papakosta, Global Partnership for Education
GPE analyzed how disability and inclusive education are handled in education sector plans and GPE-funded programs in a stocktake report.
Education activist and former child soldier Mohamed Sidibay reflects on the outcomes of the GPE Financing Conference, and its role in ensuring that world leaders prioritize and recognize the importance of education as the driver for global economic development and security.
GPE is helping 52 partner countries link health and education. In Cambodia, Ethiopia and Haiti, these school health programs are increasing students' attendance in school and improving learning.
On World Refugee Day, we shared facts that remind us on the importance of ensuring that all children, including refugees, have access to education when they need it the most.
A fitting end to this list, this post captures the many results from the Dakar event on February 1 and 2, where more than 1,200 participants gathered for one of the largest education financing conferences ever organized. Thanks to the commitment of all partners, donors pledged US$2.3 billion to the GPE fund, and developing countries pledged US$110 billion from domestic budgets to education for the period 2018-2020.