Monitoring and evaluation

GPE’s monitoring and evaluation strategy aims to generate data and evidence to help the partnership learn, improve, and be accountable.

The Global Partnership for Education developed a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to:

  • Measure progress in achieving the goals and objectives outlined in GPE 2020
  • Communicate GPE’s progress along its theory of change
  • Learn from evidence for driving meaningful and equitable changes in partner countries’ education systems.

GPE’s Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy aims to generate data and evidence to help the partnership learn, improve what it does, and be accountable to its constituents.

Results framework and reports

GPE’s results framework is aligned to the theory of change and includes 37 indicators. The GPE Secretariat monitors these indicators and reports on them publicly in its annual Results Report.

The Results Report highlights the partnership’s achievements and areas for improvement and provides information on the key strategic objectives in learning, equity and inclusion.


Country-level evaluations

Country-level evaluations are an integral part of the Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy. They assess the effectiveness of the GPE operational model in supporting partner countries to achieve results in learning, equity, inclusion for all, and in strengthening education systems. Lessons from these evaluations will inform GPE's strategic direction beyond 2020.

20 summative studies are being conducted at or around the completion of a GPE implementation grant in the following countries:

8 prospective studies start at the beginning of an implementation grant and follow it until 2020. They provide a continuous review of the effectiveness of GPE's operational model during grant implementation:

An annual synthesis provides findings derived from cross analysis of the country studies conducted in that year.

Programmatic evaluations

Programmatic evaluations examine the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of GPE grant programs and instruments, as well as their contributions to results in the areas of learning, equity and system strengthening.

Support to plan development
Support to developing country partner constituency meetings
Support to civil society engagement

External evaluations of GPE

Independent summative evaluation of GPE

This evaluation will assess GPE’s progress under its five-year strategy, GPE 2020. It will summarize GPE’s achievements and areas for improvement, and will inform the new strategy to begin in 2021.

MDF Training and Consultancy has been commissioned for this evaluation, scheduled to be concluded in June 2020.

The evaluation is steered by an Independent Evaluation Committee to ensure its quality, integrity, timeliness and relevance while preserving its independence. The committee is composed of the following experts:

  • Chris Gerrard, Evaluation expert, former staff of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank
  • Moses Oketch, Professor, University College London
  • Michele Schweisfurth, Professor, University of Glasgow
  • Miguel Székely, Director, Center for Education and Social Studies, Mexico.

Global evaluations preceding the GPE 2020 M&E Strategy include:

Evaluations of specific country grant programs can be found in the corresponding partner country pages, under “Key documents”.

Risk management

GPE proactively manages risks related to its programs and activities to both seize opportunities and limit potential negative consequences. GPE has adopted a risk policy, defined risk categories and reports on risks to the Board of Directors every six months.

Risk management