The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is designing its new strategy for the next five years as an ambitious foundation to drive quality education for children in developing countries.
The process was launched in June 2019. During its December 2019 meeting, the GPE Board of Directors’ approved the proposed strategic aspiration, strongly re-affirming the partnership’s commitment to equity, inclusion and learning.
Consultations are ongoing to prepare for a March retreat, during which the GPE Board will consider and discuss options for inclusion in the strategy.
The consultations are carried out through various tools, including meetings, via email and webinars.
For additional information on the consultation process, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Strategic Plan consultation
Wednesday, February 19
9:00 – 10:30 ET (14:00 – 15:30 GMT)
Dr Larry Cooley and Dr Rebecca Winthrop will present evidence and experience on how to achieve system impact and change at scale. They will build on Dr Cooley’s presentation to the Board in December. This webinar will be in English.
Wednesday, February 25
9:00 – 10:30 ET (14:00 – 15:30 GMT)
The webinar will focus on some of the possible adjustments to GPE’s Financing and Funding Framework and will build on the responses received by partners to the second round of pulse questions. The Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee will chair the discussion with materials presented by the Secretariat.
KEY DOCUMENTS AND BOARD DECISIONS
- Decision BOD/2019/06-14
“The Board of Directors: 1. Launches the process to develop the next GPE Strategic Plan and associated Funding Framework. 2. Recognizing the mandate of the Strategy and Impact Committee on strategy development, approves the timeline and governance approach included in BOD/2019/06 DOC 15.”
- Decision BOD/2019/12/12
“The Board of Directors recognizes the scale of the education challenge, the urgent need to respond, and the key role GPE plays within the education architecture.
- Re-affirms GPE’s commitment to SDG 4.
- Re-affirms our commitment to equity, inclusion, and learning, including the central role of quality teachers and teaching, and the importance of gender equality;
- Recognizing the majority of education financing comes from domestic resources, GPE will support national governments in the planning, sustainable financing, monitoring and reviewing of holistic education systems for system-wide impact based on the principle of leave no one behind.
- Recognizing that the detailed use of GPE resources will be determined by country level data, evidence, inclusive dialogue, and country context, noting the importance of building strong foundations from the early years, GPE implementation financing focuses on the poor and the most marginalized, and prioritizes at least one year of pre-primary education and 12 years of education and training.
- Reaffirms that GPE’s geographic footprint should be broadly consistent with that approved in 2017, namely Low Income, Lower Middle Income, and IDA eligible small island and landlocked developing states noting these countries account for the overwhelming majority of the World’s out-of-school children, and those not learning;
- Recognizes that how GPE operates in these countries will need to adapt to context and ensure alignment and coordination at global and national levels with other actors in the education sector;
- Requests the Secretariat to develop draft language on proposed vision, mission, goals, and objectives of GPE 2025; and options on allocation and eligibility for specific GPE funding mechanisms for consideration by the Board in March 2020.
Ways of working
- Agrees with the broad direction proposed by the strategic shifts on ways of working; specifically to explore how to better focus on delivery, leverage the power of inclusive partnership, and be a learning organization.
- Requests the GPE Secretariat to prepare for the March Board retreat options to operationalize them;
- Agrees the Board oversight approach to strategy development detailed in BOD/2019/12 DOC 05.”