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.
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.