Better early learning and development at scale (BELDS): BELDS encourages GPE partner countries to engage in a cross-national dialogue on early childhood care and education (ECCE). During planning and program design, countries eligible for new GPE grants can share best practices and innovative approaches to addressing ECCE challenges. Countries can also receive small grants to strengthen the inclusion of ECCE in GPE grant applications for sector analysis and planning.
Gender-responsive education sector plans: Knowledge and good practice exchange on gender equality aim at strengthening the capacity of partner countries to advance gender equality in and through their education systems, and contribute to global knowledge on this topic. This includes support to trainings and workshops to roll out the UNGEI-GPE Guidance for Developing Gender-Responsive Education Sector Plans, developing and sharing knowledge products on gender equality in education, and facilitating cross-national knowledge exchange.
Assessment for Learning (A4L): A4L seeks to build capacity for national learning assessment systems to measure and improve learning. A4L provides technical and financial assistance to support sector planning and analysis, capacity building and knowledge exchange at the regional level, as well as promote comprehensive measurements of learning.
The Global and Regional Activities (GRA) program supports education stakeholders in researching and applying new knowledge and evidence-based practices to education challenges in selected areas.
Developing country partner (DCP) meetings are unique global gatherings of education planners from 65+ ministries of education in GPE partner countries, alongside development partners. The meetings are convened ahead of GPE Board of Directors' meetings and serve a dual purpose:
- a platform for consultation, coordination and communication on GPE governance matters in order to feed into the GPE Board meetings.
- a platform for KGPE and peer-to-peer learning. A third of DCP meetings is dedicated to KGPE, where country experiences are leveraged to drive knowledge and learning about national and global level innovations.