Financial reporting

GPE receives financial contributions from donors, allocates grants to partners, and reports transparently on its finances.

Donor contributions

Since 2003, 29 donors have contributed US$6.5 billion to the GPE fund.

View the details of donor contributions (includes pledges and payments for the 2018-2020 replenishment)

Share of cumulative contributions by donor
2003 to June 2020

The following donors contribute less than 2%:

Ireland 1.63%
Belgium 1.53%
Switzerland 1.36%
Italy 0.87%
United Arab Emirates 0.51%
Japan 0.47%
Russia 0.24%
Luxembourg 0.14%
Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) 0.12%
Finland 0.12%
Republic of Korea 0.07%
Stichtung Benevolentia (Porticus) 0.03%
Dubai Cares 0.03%
Open Society Foundation 0.02%
Romania 0.01%
Rockefeller Foundation 0.01%

Note: the percentages in this graph show donor contributions signed into agreement and received. Pledges not yet signed into an agreement are not included.

Implementation grant allocations and disbursements

Notes:

  • During FY20, the GPE Secretariat implemented a different reporting methodology to further track monthly disbursements made from the GPE Trust Fund and quarterly utilization by programs. Disbursements thus refers to financial transfers made from the GPE Trust Fund to grant agents, while quarterly utilization refers to transfers to and actual expenditure by programs.
  • Four countries (Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines) access their allocations through a single regional application submitted by the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
  • The latest available World Bank income categorization list is used and applied to all grants. Note however that the income category is not applicable to global grants.
  • Grant allocation for closed grants includes refunds and cancellations even if the refund occurred in a subsequent year.
  • The FCAC categorization looks at the grant approval year and pulls the FCAC data (which is created by merging the World Bank fragility list with the UNESCO conflict affected list) for that same year (the exceptions are grants approved in 2015 and earlier, which use the 2016 FCAC data).
  • The term "implementation grant" refers to: regular education sector program implementation grant (ESPIG), combined ESPIG and Multiplier grants, Multiplier, regular accelerated funding, and additional financing.

Grants by region

Notes:

  • This chart covers the period from inception in 2002 to June 30, 2020.
  • The term "implementation grant" refers to: regular education sector program implementation grant (ESPIG), combined ESPIG and Multiplier grants, Multiplier, regular accelerated funding, and additional financing.
  • When clicking a region and seeing the related data, the column "Number of grants FCAC” refers to the number of approvals in each region (not to the number of partner countries or grants) that are affected by fragility or conflict (FCAC).
  • The FCAC categorization looks at the grant approval year and pulls the FCAC data (which is created by merging the World Bank fragility list with the UNESCO conflict affected list) for that same year (the exceptions are grants approved in 2015 and earlier, which use the 2016 FCAC data).
  • Each approved grant is counted separately (including when the grant is accelerated funding). The exception is when an ESPIG receives additional financing, in which case these are counted together as one grant. In addition, if a grant has two grant agents, it is counted as one grant except when looking at grant count by grant agent.
  • "Closed grants" refers to all the grants that have closed since inception.
  • Grant allocation for closed grants includes refunds and cancellations even if the refund occurred in a subsequent year.

Grants by grant agent

Notes:

  • This chart covers the period from inception in 2002 to June 30, 2020.
  • The term "implementation grant" refers to: regular education sector program implementation grant (ESPIG), combined ESPIG and Multiplier grants, Multiplier, regular accelerated funding, and additional financing.
  • When clicking on a grant agent and seeing the related data, the column "Number of grants FCAC” refers to the number of approvals in each region (not to the number of partner countries or grants) that are affected by fragility or conflict (FCAC).
  • The FCAC categorization looks at the grant approval year and pulls the FCAC data (which is created by merging the World Bank fragility list with the UNESCO conflict affected list) for that same year (the exceptions are grants approved in 2015 and earlier, which use the 2016 FCAC data).
  • Each approved grant is counted separately (including when the grant is accelerated funding). The exception is when an ESPIG receives additional financing, in which case these are counted together as one grant. In addition, if a grant has two grant agents, it is counted as one grant except when looking at grant count by grant agent.
  • Grant allocation for closed grants includes refunds and cancellations even if the refund occurred in a subsequent year.

Grants by country

Notes:

  • This chart covers the period from inception in 2002 to June 30, 2020.
  • The term "implementation grant" refers to: regular education sector program implementation grant (ESPIG), combined ESPIG and Multiplier grants, Multiplier, regular accelerated funding, and additional financing.
  • Grant allocation for closed grants includes refunds and cancellations even if the refund occurred in a subsequent year.
  • During FY20, the GPE Secretariat implemented a different reporting methodology to further track monthly disbursements made from the GPE Trust Fund and quarterly utilization by programs. Disbursements thus refers to financial transfers made from the GPE Trust Fund to grant agents, while quarterly utilization refers to transfers to and actual expenditure by programs.
  • Four countries (Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines) access their allocations through a single regional application submitted by the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)

Portfolio overview

Notes:

  • This table covers the period from inception in 2002 to June 30, 2020.
  • The term "implementation grant" refers to: regular education sector program implementation grant (ESPIG), combined ESPIG and Multiplier grants, Multiplier, regular accelerated funding, and additional financing.
  • Each approved grant is counted separately (including when the grant is accelerated funding). The exception is when an ESPIG receives additional financing, in which case these are counted together as one grant. In addition, if a grant has two grant agents, it is counted as one grant except when looking at grant count by grant agent.
  • Grant allocation for closed grants includes refunds and cancellations even if the refund occurred in a subsequent year.

Transparency in financial reporting

GPE adheres to the highest standards of transparency with regards to its governance, policies, financing and program funding.

GPE reports its grant allocations and disbursements, disaggregated by level of education, to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The OECD is using GPE data to pilot a new initiative called Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD).

GPE also publishes grant data compliant with the standards of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) registry.

View GPE data in the IATI registry

Financial reports

GPE publishes annual financial reports as mandated by the rules of the GPE fund. Some reporting are prepared by the World Bank, as Trustee of the GPE Trust Fund.