Civil society plays a pivotal role in the achievement of GPE’s goals and objectives. Civil society partners engage at global and country level to make GPE a stronger, better, and more inclusive partnership.
GPE seeks to mobilize partners to act on the belief that inclusive collaboration is the most effective means of achieving development results. In partner countries, GPE seeks to ensure meaningful inclusion of civil society organization (CSO) representatives in local education groups. CSOs have an important role to play in bringing the voice of marginalized and excluded groups into policy dialogue. This is a critical element of GPE’s aim to leave no child behind.
The space for CSOs to engage in policy dialogue varies from context to context. This means that strategies for enabling CSO participation in local education groups need to be context sensitive. GPE promotes and monitors the inclusion of CSOs in local education groups and provides funding to strengthen civil society.