WASHINGTON D.C., January 11, 2023 – The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) welcomed Indonesia as its latest member today.
“GPE is pleased to welcome Indonesia into the partnership,” said Laura Frigenti, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education. “We will work with the Indonesian government to ensure all children get the schooling they need to reach their full potential. We look forward to helping the government strengthen the education system, as education is one of the smartest investments a country can make to boost its economic growth and reduce inequalities.”
"Indonesia is embarking on a comprehensive education reform with the goal of ensuring that all students have the opportunity to develop foundational competencies such as reading and mathematical literacy,” said Anindito Anitomo, Head of the Agency for Education Standards, at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of Indonesia. "Achieving this goal will require working together with many stakeholders. In this regard, we see the partnership with GPE as both strategic and long term."
Indonesia’s education system is the third largest in the Asia region and the fourth largest in the world, with more than 61 million students and 5 million teachers. Education in Indonesia aims to ensure equal opportunity; be of quality and relevance; and be responsive and resilient to the changing needs of learners. The country has made improvements in enrollment and gender parity over the years, but low learning outcomes and learning inequality are major challenges.
About the Global Partnership for Education
GPE is a shared commitment to ending the world’s learning crisis. We mobilize partners and funds to support nearly 90 lower-income countries to transform their education systems so that every girl and boy can get the quality education they need to unlock their full potential and contribute to building a better world.
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