Washington, January 10, 2019. The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat has approved grants totaling more than US$1.3 million to support education sector analysis and planning, as well as education program development in 4 partner countries. The grants approved for the period October-December 2018 are as follows:
|Partner country||Grant type||Amount||Grant agent|
|Mali||Program development||US$200,000||World Bank|
|Pakistan (Balochistan)||Plan development||US$460,350||UNICEF|
Education sector plan development grants (ESPDG) are intended to help countries perform strategic, consultative and analytical work to develop or revise their sector plan. The maximum amount is US$500,000, of which US$250,000 is reserved for education sector analysis, and the remainder can be used for additional studies or to develop the sector plan.
Program development grants (PDG) support countries for the design of an education program that will help them implement their national sector strategy. The maximum amount is up to US$200,000, and in exceptional cases up to US$400,000.