GPE in action
GPE finances education interventions that accompany children throughout a country's progress from preparedness through to recovery to reduce the impact of crises. It recognizes that securing education services across the divide between humanitarian and development interventions is crucial to maintaining progress.
GPE also promotes a foundation for better coordination and dialogue among development and humanitarian actors so that resources are used in the best way possible in crisis settings.
Flexible and accelerated funding: GPE can disburse up to 20% of a GPE grant within 8 weeks as emergency funding to respond to a crisis. The funds are used based on the education cluster needs assessment and agreed by the local education group and the education cluster. Activities can include temporary shelters, school meals and school supplies, as well as classroom construction, teacher payments and school grants.
Learn more: Guidelines for accelerated support in emergency and early recovery situations
Transitional education planning: GPE provides financial and technical support to help partner countries establish a transitional education plan. This forms the basis for a coordinated approach by identifying priority actions in the medium term to maintain progress toward ensuring the right to education and meeting longer-term educational goals.
Operational framework for effective support in countries affected by fragility and conflict: under this policy, GPE is able to redirect resources to priority activities arising from the emergency.
These mechanisms ensure that GPE funding to the education sector does not stop when the emergencies strike and that partners can work together in identifying the most pressing needs and the best use of the funds.
Working with partners. GPE works with Education Cannot Wait, UNHCR and other partners to ensure that education support during crisis is complementary. GPE is also facilitating dialogue among development and humanitarian actors in many countries to improve linkages and joint planning and to avoid fragmentation of education planning and financing.