Knowledge and Good Practice Exchange

GPE strengthens partners’ capacity by sharing knowledge and good practice

Through the Knowledge and Good Practice Exchange (KGPE) approach, GPE aims to leverage investments and increase the impact of its funding. It does so by catalyzing improved country capacity to plan sector strategies, review effective solutions to key education challenges and introduce systems for monitoring outcomes.

Building on its comparative advantage and substantial experience in supporting sector planning, GPE provides grants for knowledge work and initiatives to promote sector monitoring. KGPE is delivered through a suite of tools, products and services that help to identify, capture, store and disseminate knowledge and good practice across the partnership, in alignment with country priorities. This also creates opportunities for peer-to-peer exchange, supporting GPE’s mandate as a broker and convener of knowledge and good practice.

KGPE activities focus on three main areas: improving learning outcomes, education financing and systems building, and equity, gender equality and inclusion.

GPE strengthens partners' technical and institutional capacity to build effective and efficient education systems


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.

GPE webinar series

The webinar series "Developing and supporting effective education systems" fosters knowledge exchange and sharing of good practices across the partnership. The series is based on demand from partners and hosts global and nationally-focused webinars on an alternating monthly schedule.

The series draws from:

  • good practices, innovations and research from GPE partners that could benefit other partners.
  • technical and country-facing work that the GPE Secretariat is conducting.
  • new tools and methodologies from the GRA program.

The webinars aim to reinforce the link between country-level processes and the work of the partnership at the global level. For further information contact:

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Knowledge products

A girl writes in a school in Sierra Leone. Credit: GPE/Stephan Bachenheimer

A girl writes in a school in Sierra Leone.

Credit: GPE/Stephan Bachenheimer

GPE publications capture and disseminate knowledge and information within and across the partnership. Browse publications in our library.

Technical workshops and peer-to-peer events: Plans are underway to enhance our use of technology to provide access to knowledge, collaboration and an online GPE community of partner partners engaged in ongoing dialogue and exchange.

Sector analysis workshops promote better monitoring and implementation of education sector plans, and greater alignment with national systems to fully realize the added value of the partnership approach.

Strengthening capacity in education sector planning: Together with the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning, GPE developed guidelines for education sector plan and transitional education plan preparation and appraisal. The guidelines describe the features that make sector plans credible, and help to strengthen national governments and local education groups' capacities in sector planning.


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