Grant agents play a critical role in delivering GPE's vision, mission, goals and objectives. Without grant agents, GPE would not be able to provide financial support to partner support to countries.
Grant agents therefore also provide an essential service to GPE partner countries. This can strengthen the grant agent's relationship with the government partner and position the grant agent as an influential local education group partner. It can also make these relationships more complex.
Clear information on roles, responsibilities and accountabilities is necessary for grant agents to do their job effectively and to manage expectations from governments, other local education group partners and the GPE Secretariat.
Grant agents must work closely with government and other partners to ensure that grant-funded programs are well designed, effectively implemented and aligned with overall education sector plans, policies and systems. GPE-financed programs should contribute to improve the capacity of the national education system to deliver results.