With GPE's support, partner countries have progressed in making their education systems stronger – through improved sector planning, more robust learning assessments and better data and monitoring tools.
GPE helps partner countries reach the most disadvantaged and marginalized children, increase domestic and external financing for education, improve the quality and availability of learning materials, and increase the number of qualified teachers.
GPE grants, along with the support from other partners, are giving millions of children the opportunity to learn, putting them on the path to reach their full potential.
7 ways GPE achieves results
We build stronger education systems
GPE supports partner countries to strengthen their national education systems in order to increase the number of children who are in school and learning. Strong education systems can ensure that all children have access to quality education and can endure for future generations.
77% of children completed primary school in partner countries in 2016 compared to 63% in 2002
We work to put gender equality at the heart of education systems
GPE works to remove barriers that keep girls from school and promotes gender equality by funding gender-responsive strategies, collecting gender-disaggregated data and supporting governments to establish data systems to reveal inequalities.
67% of partner countries had as many girls as boys completing primary school in 2016 compared to 42% in 2002
We help children who are hardest to reach, in particular those in conflict situations
GPE supports the countries with the greatest education needs, including nations with high numbers of out-of-school children and low school completion rates. Nearly half of GPE partner countries are affected by fragility and conflict.
US$5.3 billion in grants have been allocated since 2003 to reach the children most in need, including US$2.4 billion to partner countries affected by fragility and conflict
We support teacher training and better allocation of teacher within countries
Teachers are central to children's learning. GPE supports developing countries to improve the quality of education by ensuring all teachers are qualified, motivated, and well supported.
347,000 teachers were trained with support from GPE grants in partner countries in 2018
Our partnership approach delivers greater impact
GPE's unique model brings together all education partners in local education groups in support of developing 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.
100% of education sector plans assessed in 2018 met quality standards, compared to 58% in 2014/15
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 quality of education expenditure. Over time, partner countries have consistently shown that they increase domestic budgets dedicated to education at a faster pace than other developing countries.
GPE also advocates for more aligned and harmonized funding to ensure the impact is maximized, and that resources are allocated to the priorities outlined in the countries' education plans.
65% of GPE partner countries have maintained their education budget at or above 20% of public expenditure or increased their education budget in 2017
We invest in data systems to monitor progress and drive better decision-making
By supporting developing country governments to put in place the right systems, GPE helps improve their capacity to collect and analyze education data. Only then are governments able to make decisions based on evidence.
48% of partner countries have a quality learning assessment system in place in 2018, compared to 40% in 2015
Results Report 2019
The Results Report 2019 shows that the partnership continues to make important progress toward improving learning for all children: more children are entering and completing school across partner countries, and there is encouraging progress on learning. The report also shows that more efforts are needed to address persisting inequity, the lack of teachers and the implementation of sector plans.