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$5.3 billion
in grants have been allocated since 2003, including US$2.4 billion to partner countries affected by fragility and conflict
38% of children were enrolled
in pre-primary education
in GPE partner countries in 2016 compared to 19% in 2002
22.2 million

have been supported by GPE since 2015
77% of children completed primary school
in GPE partner countries in 2016 compared to 63% in 2002. 52% completed lower secondary compared to 38%
67% of GPE partner countries had
as many girls as boys
completing primary school in 2016 compared to 42% in 2002
65% of GPE partner countries have
maintained their education budget
at or above 20% of public expenditure or increased their education budget in 2017
46% of GPE partner countries
improved equity
for girls, rural and poor children between 2010 and 2017, compared to 32% between 2010 and 2014
Close to
25 million textbooks
were distributed, 347,000 teachers trained and 3,600 classrooms built or rehabilitated with GPE funding in 2018
100% of sector plans
assessed in 2018 met quality standards, compared to 58% in 2014/15
US$638 million
contributed by donors to GPE in 2018
69 education knowledge products
were disseminated with funding or support by GPE in 2018 compared to 4 in 2015


Last updated June 20, 2019