Key results

Since 2002, GPE partners have achieved remarkable results and helped millions more children enroll in school for a quality education. Here are our most important results.
77 million
more children

were in primary school in 2016 in GPE partner countries compared to 2002
US$4.9 billion
in grants have been allocated since 2003, including US$2.4 billion to partner countries affected by fragility and conflict
37% of children were enrolled
in pre-primary education
in GPE partner countries in 2015 compared to 19% in 2002
18.5 million

were supported by GPE since 2015
76% of children completed primary school
in GPE partner countries in 2015 compared to 63% in 2002. 50% completed lower secondary compared to 38%
66% of GPE partner countries had
as many girls as boys
completing primary school in 2016 compared to 42% in 2002
79% of GPE partner countries have
maintained their education budget
at or above 20% of public expenditure or increased their education budget in 2016
42% of GPE partner countries
improved equity for girls, rural and poor children
between 2010 and 2016, compared to 32% between 2010 and 2014
More than
29 million textbooks
were distributed, 400,000 teachers trained and 4,000 classrooms built or rehabilitated with GPE funding in 2017
96% of sector plans
assessed in 2016/17 met quality standards, compared to 58% in 2014/15
Donor contributions to GPE
almost doubled from FY16 to FY17, from close to US$250 million to US$462 million
17 education knowledge products
were disseminated with funding or support by GPE in 2017 compared to 6 in 2015


Last updated June 22, 2018