For the last two decades, GPE has been working to ensure every child has the hope, opportunity, and agency that a quality education brings.
Our new operating model – GPE 2025 – is designed to strengthen partnerships, sharpen our approach at country level, including context-specific funding options, and promote a "learn and adapt" approach to implementation. Our aim is to better support partner countries to build stronger, more resilient education systems that deliver a quality education for all children.
We checked in with four countries implementing the GPE 2025 strategy to understand how they have been mobilizing in-country partnerships to support large-scale and sustainable change.
Rwanda : Working together to rapidly mobilize critical funds
When Rwanda was introduced to GPE 2025, the country had a time-bound opportunity to leverage GPE Multiplier funding: an innovative finance instrument that provides an incentive and the financial resources to catalyze more and better investment in education. The government and its partners came together and mobilized US$100 million in co-financing from the World Bank to secure a US$30 million Multiplier grant from GPE to support basic education.
Strong coordination among partners enabled Rwanda to conduct an expedited enabling factors analysis. This was followed by an assessment of the analysis by an Independent Technical Advisory Panel and the country’s feedback on the assessment—all in less than a month.
Rwanda submitted its grant application along with a high-quality program proposal, the first among all countries under the new operating model, duly endorsed by Rwanda's Education Sector Working Group. Having obtained and aligned critical resources behind national priorities, partners are committed to deepening sector dialogue and maintaining strong coordination as they continue to engage with GPE 2025.
Next steps include agreeing on priority reforms, developing the partnership compact, accessing the systems transformation grant, and moving to implementation on their pathway to building a more resilient education system.