GPE’s 2025 monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) framework aims to drive evidence-based learning and decision-making to improve performance across the partnership. This aim is achieved through:
- Supporting learning and the use of evidence at the country level to enable adaptive management and strengthen the capacity to drive results.
- Strategic monitoring, evaluation and learning for accountability, transparency and aggregating results at the partnership level.
Regular data collection, dissemination, and use are important for furthering our mission and achieving our goals. Robust data helps ensure all partners have key information readily available to monitor partnership effectiveness and support the effective implementation and outcomes of our grants. Monitoring includes the GPE results framework and an annual results report.
The Results Framework is aligned with the GPE strategy. It aims to support strategic decision-making and transparency by allowing the Partnership to monitor progress in the main areas of its strategy.
The Results Framework includes sector-level indicators that are disaggregated by country and individual characteristics. These characteristics include fragility status for countries and sex and disability status for children (as available). The Results Framework also includes indicators related to GPE grants and programs.
The RF structure follows GPE 2025 strategic framework
GPE produces an annual results report that provides updates on the status of the results framework indicators, analyzes the trends, and consolidates information from evaluations and other evidence-based reviews.
The objective of the Results Report is to provide a comprehensive snapshot of GPE’s achievements and areas for improvement. The report also aims to support the GPE Board and Committees decision-making and to promote evidence-based learning across the partnership.
The core purposes of GPE’s evaluations are to provide the foundation for evidence-based learning and actions across the Partnership and to support transparency.
The evaluation program is underpinned by GPE’s evaluation policy, which outlines the key principles that all GPE-financed evaluations follow.
The Secretariat-led five-year program of evaluations includes:
|7 Thematic evaluations(1 for each priority area, with gender equality and inclusion mainstreamed into all)||Design||Baseline||Implement||Implement||Complete|
|Systematic summaries of country-level progress in requirement areas + compacts + country-led evaluations + completed grants||A summary: requirement areas + compacts||A summary: Grant completion report reviews||A summary: compact periodic reviews||A summary: requirement areas + mid-term reviews||Two summaries: compacts + country-led evaluations|
|Process and programmatic evaluations||Review of the Multiplier; Evaluation of COVID-19 grants;
Mid-term reviews of KIX and EOL
|Complete review of pilot||Country-level evaluations (4)||Country-level evaluations (4)||Review of Strategic Partnerships: EOL/KIX and others|
|Final strategic evaluation||Begins||Ends by Fall of 2025|
* The strategy ends in 2025; however, the MEL work program will conclude in June 2026, when the final annual results report is presented.
Evaluations related to GPE 2020
- Formative evaluation of GPE’s support for response to the COVID-19 crisis
- Multiplier review
- Independent summative evaluation of GPE. 2020
- Synthesis report of GPE country-level evaluations - February 2019
Evaluations related to GPE’s support to civil society activities
- Mid term review of Education Out Loud: Final report
- GPE Secretariat management response to mid-term review of Education Out Loud
Evaluations related to GPE’s support to Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX)
Learning from pilots
A rapid learning approach is currently underway to help GPE better understand and learn from the experience of rolling-out the new operating model. The approach focuses on systematically collecting, analyzing, sharing and acting on the feedback from across the partnership. Information is collected through surveys, focus group discussions, and webinars.