As conveners and facilitators of partnership, coordinating agencies play a critical role in delivering on GPE's vision, mission, goals and objectives.
Coordinating agencies provide an essential service to GPE partner countries. This can strengthen the coordinating agency's relationship with the government partner and position the agency as an influential local education group partner. It can also make these relationships more complex.
Clear information on roles, responsibilities, accountabilities, objectives and processes is necessary for coordinating agencies to do their job effectively and to manage expectations from governments, other local education group partners and the GPE Secretariat. Coordinating agencies should set up effective feedback loops within their own agencies, and with the government partner, local education group and GPE Secretariat to ensure effective and timely problem-solving, as well as to help GPE to be a learning partnership.