Replenishing our financial resources

GPE’s replenishment for 2018-2020 is raising significant commitments to education from partner countries, current and new donors to ensure that all children and youth are in school and learning

The replenishment campaign for 2018-2020 is an opportunity to raise the funds needed to implement GPE 2020, the partnership’s strategic plan, and to increase global education financing to ensure SDG 4 can be met.

Launched in 2016, the Education Commission report generated strong momentum for a more ambitious education agenda. Throughout 2017, strong support from civil society and the influence of individual champions made 2017 a defining year for global education, with GPE’s replenishment presenting an opportunity to deliver a substantive outcome.

At the UN General Assembly in September 2017, world leaders gathered at the Financing the Future: Education 2030 event and pledged their support to education, in particular to GPE's replenishment.

On February 1 and 2, 2018, the GPE Financing Conference took place in Dakar, Senegal, co-hosted by Macky Sall, President of Senegal, and Emmanuel Macron, President of France. GPE's Global Ambassador Rihanna was also in attendance. At the event, developing countries pledged US$110 billion for education for 2018-2020. So far, donors have pledged a total of US$2.5 billion to the 3rd GPE replenishment.

View all developing countries and donors' pledges at the Financing Conference

The case for investment

The GPE replenishment 2018-2020 marked the beginning of a new era in education financing to reverse the trend of declining aid for education. It created the opportunity to show a new commitment not just to the children of the developing world but to global security and prosperity.

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2018 Financing Conference highlights

February 12, 2018
Resources about the GPE replenishment and the Financing Conference in Dakar
February 03, 2018
The GPE conference in Dakar on February 1 and 2, 2018 was the largest ever education financing event, with more than 10 heads of state, 100 ministers, and 1,200 participants. The event resulted in...
February 02, 2018
At the GPE Financing Conference, significant new financial commitments from donors and developing countries will enable new and improved support for the education of millions of children
February 06, 2018
Ten current and three former heads of state, more than 60 ministers, Rihanna, and many more gathered at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference, making this the highest-level...
February 07, 2018
Watch the webcast of the GPE Financing Conference which took place on February 2, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.
September 28, 2017
“Financing the Future: Education 2030” at the United Nations on September 20 was a side event of the 72nd General Assembly. The event was co-hosted by Norway, France, Malawi and Senegal. With UNESCO...
March 13, 2018
Read 5 takeaways of an online survey sent to all 65 GPE partner countries, to assess country perceptions of early childhood education needs and priorities.

Previous replenishments

The first GPE replenishment covered 2011-2014 and generated pledges from 60 partners. Close to US$2 billion were contributed to the GPE Fund over that period.

The second GPE replenishment covered the years 2015 to 2017 and introduced a new financing and operational model. View all pledges