The Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF) is a global program funded by GPE to support civil society engagement in education sector policy, planning, budgeting and monitoring.
Managed by the Global Campaign for Education, in close collaboration with regional partners (ANCEFA, ASPBAE, CLADE, ActionAid Americas, and Oxfam in Ghana), the CSEF supports national civil society education coalitions focused on education in developing countries.
The CSEF program aims to build stronger and more effective civil society engagement in education sector processes, and through this ensure improved progress towards education goals.
The CSEF gives grants to national civil society coalitions to support their advocacy activities, build their capacity to strengthen planning, implementation and impact, and promote cross-country learning and networking.
The CSEF program is funded by a US$33.27 million allocation from the GPE Fund, which supports 62 national coalitions or networks around the world. The implementation period is from January 2016 to March 2020.
For the period 2013-2014, the CSEF received US$14.5 million, supervised by UNESCO.