Global Partnership for Education grants US$1.3 million to support education planning

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Grace, age 12, in the Primary 5 classroom at Makamba Primary School. Uganda. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch

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
Chad Program development US$182,669 UNICEF
Mali Program development US$200,000 World Bank
Pakistan (Balochistan) Plan development US$460,350 UNICEF
Uganda Plan development US$500,000 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.

Grace, age 12, in the Primary 5 classroom at Makamba Primary School. Uganda. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch
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