With GPE's support, partner countries are building stronger and more resilient education systems to ensure that children get a quality education, putting them on the path to reach their full potential.
GPE’s approach improves education at a systems level to create lasting change at scale. By looking at the big picture and going beyond individual schools, teachers or students, GPE leverages the profound transformations required to deliver 12 years of quality education for every girl and boy.
6 ways GPE achieves results
We leave no one behind
GPE supports countries with the greatest education needs and targets the hardest-to-reach children. More than 60% of our funding goes to countries affected by fragility and conflict, which have some of the highest rates of out-of-school children and the lowest levels of learning but lack the resources to sustainably build their education systems.
160 million more children are in school in partner countries
We transform education systems
GPE supports partner countries to strengthen their education systems and increase the number of children who are in school and learning. Strong education systems ensure that all children have access to quality education and can endure for future generations.
70% of partner countries with data improved learning outcomes
We put gender equality at the heart of education systems
By putting gender at the center of all we do, GPE supports governments to involve teachers, parents, students and communities in creating a more gender equal world. GPE works to identify and address the specific obstacles faced by girls and boys in achieving education, close gender gaps, and enable countries where girls lag furthest behind to make bigger strides.
Twice as many girls are on the path to equality in partner countries
We support teacher training and better allocation of teachers within countries
Teachers are central to children's learning. GPE supports lower-income countries to improve the quality of education by ensuring all teachers are qualified, motivated and well supported.
67 million more children have access to quality teachers
Our partnership approach delivers greater impact
GPE's unique model brings together all education partners in local education groups in support of lower-income countries' priorities. Together, partners contribute at all phases of the education planning cycle, from sector analysis to evaluation. This inclusive approach strengthens the credibility and relevance of education plans and aligns partners behind the priorities outlined in the plan, ensuring reforms are strongly endorsed by all stakeholders.
97% of sector plans include strategies on support to the most marginalized, including girls and children with disabilities
We increase and improve financing for education
GPE creates incentives for partner countries to develop financially sustainable education sector plans, increase national budget allocations and improve the equity and efficiency of education expenditure. Over time, partner countries have consistently shown that they increase domestic budgets dedicated to education at a faster pace than other lower-income countries.
With innovative financing tools such as the GPE Multiplier, GPE crowds in more external support behind investments to deliver transformation. By using our funds as catalytic capital to drive more and better external financing for education, and by advocating for funding to be aligned behind national priorities, GPE achieves a disproportionate impact that goes far beyond the direct funds we invest.
US$6 billion saved through more efficient education spending
Results Report 2021
The Results Report 2021 is the final report on the implementation of GPE 2020. It presents progress against the GPE 2020 results framework and highlights the work of the partnership in 2020, in particular its rapid pivot to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.