United States

View the United States priority areas for development cooperation in education along with its contributions to the GPE Fund.

Partner since
GPE focal point
Coordinating agency
Board constituency
Donor 6
Pledge for 2021-2025 replenishment
Total contributions to GPE

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Aid to education

While the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as well as the United States Department of State maintain primary authority over US bilateral development assistance, the US Treasury handles US contributions to multilateral development banks.

The United States is the largest provider of Official Development Assistance (ODA) for direct aid to basic education, with USAID responsible for the majority of bilateral US international education assistance.

The US directs the largest portion of its bilateral education ODA to the poorest countries. In 2017, the top recipients of basic education ODA disbursement were: Pakistan, Jordan, Malawi, Ethiopia, South Sudan.

*The US pledge covers three years.

Samantha Power, Administrator, USAID. Photo credit: United States Department of State, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
We are committed to supporting the partnership [GPE] as it continues its work to strengthen global education systems and improve learning outcomes, particularly for the most marginalized groups.
Samantha Power
Administrator, USAID
July 2021

The United States and GPE

The United States sits on the GPE Board of Directors and is a member of the Executive Committee. The country is highly involved with GPE processes and local education groups in a number of partner countries.

Last updated February 28, 2023