Global Partnership for Education grants US$2.4 million to support education planning

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Nasiba Alhassan, 12, (center) is in Grade 5 at Miga Central Primary School, Miga, Jigawa State, Nigeria. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch

The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat has approved grants totaling nearly US$2.4 million to support education sector analysis and planning, as well as education program development in 7 partner countries. The grants approved for the period January-March 2019 are as follows:

Partner country Grant type Amount Grant agent
Guinea Program development US$200,000 AFD
Mozambique Plan development US$260,853 UNESCO
Niger Program development US$242,347 AFD
Lesotho Plan development US$295,000 World Bank
Nepal Plan development US$496,698 UNICEF
Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Plan development US$500,000 DFID
Nigeria Plan development US$401,667 World Bank

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.

Nasiba Alhassan, 12, (center) is in Grade 5 at Miga Central Primary School, Miga, Jigawa State, Nigeria. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch
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