Data & results

The GPE 2020 strategy’s country model locks together sector planning and implementation, government-led dialogue and monitoring, and education financing, to enable partner countries to achieve their goals in learning and equity.

GPE has put in place a robust monitoring and evaluation program to measure progress on GPE 2020, reflect on the support provided, and learn from results achieved to date, to ensure that meaningful and equitable changes happen at the country level.

Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy

GPE has committed to achieving the strategies, goals and objectives outlined in GPE 2020, its strategic plan for 2016-2020.

GPE’s theory of change summarizes how the partnership intends to achieve its vision: "Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning".

GPE's monitoring and evaluation takes place within the framework of GPE 2020 and is based on its Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy. The purpose of this strategy is to generate data and evidence that help the partnership learn, improve what it does, and be accountable to its constituents.


GPE Theory of Change

GPE M&E Strategy

Results Framework and Results Reports

The GPE Secretariat’s work in monitoring is organized around a results framework aligned to the theory of change and comprising 37 indicators. The GPE Secretariat monitors these indicators and reports on them publicly in its annual Results Report. The Results Report discusses GPE achievements and areas for improvement and provides information on GPE’s work with respect to learning, equity, and inclusion.


June 10, 2019
The GPE Results Report 2019 shows that the partnership continues to make important progress toward improving learning for all children: more children are entering and completing school across partner...
July 12, 2018
Now at the midpoint of its 2016-2020 strategy, GPE met 22 of the 28 milestones set for 2017, demonstrating the partnership’s overall progress toward its goals. The strongest areas were with respect...
September 06, 2017
The Results Report 2015/2016 highlights progress made during 2016, the first year of implementation of GPE's Results Framework. Overall, GPE achieved 16 out of 19 milestones set for 2016.
January 15, 2015
The 2014/2015 Results for Learning Report highlights the progress made by GPE partner developing countries over the period 2008-2012.
May 13, 2016
The report presents a synthesis of achievements against expected targets, and captures trends at the impact and outcome levels, where GPE aims to contribute to stronger learning outcomes and improved...
April 08, 2018
This document presents the methodological underpinnings of the results framework’s 37 indicators, outlining indicator definitions, purpose, calculation methods and corresponding formulae ...
January 01, 2013
This report illustrates the focus on results that the Global Partnership values and shows that we are not on target to reach universal primary education by 2015.
January 01, 2012
The Results for Learning Report is part of the GPE’s monitoring and evaluation strategy to measure the progress made in helping developing nations implement their own education sector plans.


GPE's evaluation program consists of three strands of work:

  • Country-level evaluations for 2017-2020 consist of summative and prospective evaluation case studies to understand the extent to which GPE's country-level work helps strengthen education systems in partner countries, and contributes to improving learning and equity. An annual synthesis of these case studies will provide useful information on the relevance and effectiveness of GPE’s country-level model.
  • Programmatic evaluations focus on specific grant and financing areas of GPE's work, such as civil society or sector plan development.
  • The final independent evaluation of GPE 2020 assesses whether GPE has achieved the goals and objectives of GPE 2020, which will feed into GPE's next five-year strategy.

Global evaluations preceding the GPE 2020 M&E Strategy include the independent interim evaluation of GPE 2010-2014 and the mid-term evaluation of the EFA Fast Track Initiative. Evaluations of specific country grant programs can be found in the corresponding partner country pages.