Replenishing our financial resources

GPE’s replenishment for 2018-2020 aims to raise significant commitments to education from partner countries, and current and new donors in order 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 committed a total of US$2.5 billion to the 3rd GPE replenishment.

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


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.

The case for investment

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

GPE’s goal is to reach financing of US$2 billion a year by 2020. GPE’s ambition over the following decade will require this amount to double to US$4 billion a year by 2030.

GPE is also expecting to unlock an additional US$900 million through its new GPE Multiplier, which incentivizes countries to leverage additional funding from external sources, generating at least US$3 for every US$1 of GPE support received.

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GPE’s replenishment goals

The replenishment campaign aims to ensure that there are sufficient resources to deliver GPE 2020, including domestic resources and funding to the GPE Fund.

The objectives of the GPE replenishment are to:

  • Increase domestic resources for education in developing countries to reach 20% of the budget
  • Increase external resources to enable GPE to better support developing country partners
  • Diversify donor contributions to GPE by attracting new sovereign donors, increasing contribution from existing ones and attracting new private sector and private foundations donors.

The replenishment campaign collaborates with champions including the Commissioners and civil society leadership, and ensures that the value of investing in education is highlighted in major public policy fora. The campaign culminated in the GPE Financing Conference on February 2, 2018, hosted by the presidents of Senegal and France in Dakar.

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