The Results Report 2022 presents progress against the GPE 2025 strategy.
The Results Report 2022 discusses progress toward achieving the goal and objectives of GPE 2025, using data collected by the GPE Secretariat, as well as data from the Global Education Monitoring Report and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. It highlights the work of the partnership in calendar years 2020 and 2021 and fiscal year 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted education globally, slowing decades of progress and deepening the learning crisis. Its impact and that of other crises affecting the world have led to shrinking education investments, with potentially disastrous consequences on learning.
In this context, GPE partner countries demonstrated their resilience. They made progress in improving access to early education for both girls and boys, and in getting more students to complete primary and lower secondary school. Children marginalized by location, socio-economic status or disability however are still lagging, and learning results are still low against the 2025 targets.
6 out of 10 children in partner countries had access to at least one year of pre-primary education in 2020, an improvement from 2015.
Completion rates have increased steadily since 2015, although there was a slight decline in the trend in 2020 likely due to COVID. In 2020, 7 out of 10 children completed primary school and almost 6 out 10 completed lower secondary school.
Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (database), Montreal.
Note: National targets set by countries are meant to reflect values of primary completion rates as defined internationally in the SDG agenda, not the gross intake ratio.
One GPE 2025 objective is to put gender equality at the heart of education planning and monitoring. This process is being rolled out gradually in partner countries as part of the GPE 2025 approach. On the three other enabling factors on the path to system transformation, most partner countries still lag in reporting data, but have made great strides in sector coordination—through more inclusive local education groups—and in allocating more domestic resources to education.
Participation of teacher and civil society organizations in local education groups increased between 2020 and 2021.
Source: GPE Secretariat data, calendar years 2020–21.
In 2021, most partner countries increased their budgets to education or met the 20% benchmark.
Source: GPE Secretariat
GPE's portfolio of active grants, at $2.9 billion, is at its highest level since 2015, with more than 106 million students reached through various activities and more than 675,000 teachers trained.
Finally, GPE’s Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) contributed to strengthening knowledge in partner countries and Education Out Loud contributed to engaging civil society in education planning, policy dialogue and monitoring. GPE also mobilized $800 million from donors to the GPE fund and $1 billion in co-financing through the GPE Multiplier.