Overall the partnership achieved
22 of 28 targets set for 2017
More children attend and complete school in partner countries in 2017
18.5 million children were supported (13.2 million in 2016).
76% children completed primary education (73% in 2016).
37% of children were enrolled in pre-primary education (28% in 2016).
Notable results were achieved in education sector planning and domestic financing. GPE also received strong donor support.
Despite good progress, challenges remain in partner countries
The number of primary and lower secondary out-of-school children increased, in part due to population growth, especially in low-income countries
- Helps partner countries build classrooms, train teachers and provide textbooks
- Provides grants focused on increasing access to basic education
Girls continued to be disadvantaged
- Provides guidance on gender-responsive education sector planning
- Assesses gender aspects of sector plans
- Funds components on gender equality
The lack of trained teachers impacts children's learning
- Studies the supply of trained teachers and their equitable deployment
- Promotes knowledge exchange around teachers
- Collaborates with UNESCO's IIEP-Pôle de Dakar and explores developing guidelines for country-level actors
- Provides grants to help partner countries train teachers
The partnership needs to strengthen and use partner countries' systems – their institutions, human resources, procedures and tools – including annual joint sector reviews
- Developed a roadmap to guide alignment, including engaging with grant agents and promoting good practices
- Provides tools to support effective joint sector reviews