Girls sit in a classroom preparing for a class in Cameroon. September 2022. Credit: UNICEF/UN0704362/Beguel

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$172,154,894

Grant eligibility:

  • Multiplier
  • Girls' Education Accelerator
  • System capacity
  • System transformation

Education sector plan

Objective: Improving access and equity, quality and relevance, as well as governance and management of the sector

Other key documents

Coordinating agency: UNICEF

GPE Team lead: Ludovic Signarbieux, Mafaizath Fatoke

Transforming education in Cameroon

The primary objective of the current plan, “Document de Stratégie du Secteur de l’Education et de la Formation 2013-2020” is the achievement of quality universal primary education. This objective aligns with the national strategy for growth and employment goal of providing the production system with human capital capable of supporting economic growth.

The country has made notable progress in recent years on some indicators, including increasing the textbook/learner ratio, recruiting and deploying new teachers and assessing learning outcomes. However, the education sector still faces many challenges particularly due to the many crises the country has faced in recent years.

The current education sector plan is focused on improving access and equity, quality and relevance, as well as governance and management of the sector.

Result story

Cameroon: Building the resilience of the education system to cope with crises

The Cameroonian Government has adopted several measures to ensure continuity of learning during the health crisis posed by COVID-19 for the most vulnerable children in the most at-risk regions. Learn what progress has been made and what results have been achieved to date.


(data as of September 28, 2023)

  • Type: System capacity

    Years: 2023

    Allocation: US$179,091

    Utilization: US$10,907

    Grant agent: UNESCO

  • Type: System capacity

    Years: 2022 - 2025

    Allocation: US$400,000

    Utilization: US$201,480

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation and Multiplier

    Years: 2021 - 2027

    Allocation: US$53,800,000

    Utilization: US$10,978,756

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2020 - 2021

    Allocation: US$300,000

    Utilization: US$264,068

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: COVID-19

    Years: 2020 - 2022

    Allocation: US$11,000,000

    Utilization: US$10,821,096

    Grant agent: UNESCO

  • Type: Accelerated funding

    Years: 2019 - 2021

    Allocation: US$7,760,000

    Utilization: US$7,631,609

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Sector plan development

    Years: 2018 - 2021

    Allocation: US$500,000

    Utilization: US$499,352

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2014 - 2019

    Allocation: US$50,761,884

    Utilization: US$50,761,884

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2013 - 2014

    Allocation: US$190,395

    Utilization: US$190,395

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Sector plan development

    Years: 2012 - 2013

    Allocation: US$199,424

    Utilization: US$199,424

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2007 - 2011

    Allocation: US$47,064,100

    Utilization: US$47,064,100

    Grant agent: WB


As part of its investment in civil society advocacy and social accountability efforts, GPE’s Education Out Loud fund is supporting the Cameroon Education For All Network (CEFAN) for the 2020-2023 period. This builds on previous support from the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF).

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