The Global Partnership for Education is strongly committed to addressing the education crisis that countries affected by fragility and conflict face.
GPE’s approach to countries affected by fragility and conflict begins with the allocation of GPE financing, using an eligibility and allocation framework that places an emphasis on low- and lower-middle-income countries with high levels of out-of-school children.
It specifically weights allocations toward countries affected by fragility and conflict. This has led to a significant increase in the proportion of grants disbursed to countries affected by fragility and conflict and the growth in the number of countries affected by fragility and conflict in the partnership.
- 31 GPE developing countries partners are classified as countries affected by fragility and conflict. That represents 48% of all GPE developing countries partners.
- 11 transitional education plans were implemented with GPE support between 2012 and December 2017.
- 4 countries have received accelerated funding, totaling close to US$24 million:
- Central African Republic: US$3,690,000
- Chad: US$6,955,170
- Somalia (federal government): US$1,380,000
- Somalia (Somaliland): US$1,920,000
- Yemen: US$10,000,000
- GPE has provided a foundation for coordination and dialogue among development and humanitarian actors in countries as diverse as Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.
- Through its Operational Framework for Effective Support in Fragile and Conflict-affected States, and its Guidelines for Accelerated Support in Emergency and Early Recovery Situations, GPE has successfully promoted coordinated decisions about efficient and best use of resources in crisis settings, such as shifting them to nongovernmental providers for direct service provision during acute crises.
- According to a 2013 Brookings study, GPE has introduced “modalities that not only allow GPE to support new countries affected by fragility and conflict entering the partnership but also continue supporting the education needs of young people when stable countries experience crises and disasters.”