Young girls in class at the Public Primary School of Klessoum in the Chari-Baguirmi Region, Chad. February 2019. Credit: GPE/Carine Durand

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$132,852,238

Grant eligibility:

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

Partnership Compact

Priority: Transforming the quality and performance of teachers for a more efficient, more equitable and more resilient education system.

Other key documents

Coordinating agency: Agence française de Développement

GPE Team lead: Blandine Ledoux

Transforming education in Chad

Chad has one of the highest learning poverty rates in the world: 94% of children aged 10 cannot read a simple, age-appropriate text. 

Chad's education system is impacted by high population growth, lack of financial resources, poverty, conflict, regional insecurity leading to population displacement, and the implications of climate change. 

To build a resilient system, the government is working with GPE and other partners to transform the quality and service delivery of teachers in a way that increases equitable access to quality education and ensures the success of basic education, especially for girls and the most vulnerable children. 

As outlined in Chad’s Partnership Compact, improving teacher professional development is expected to raise the level of mastery by teachers in both content and didactics. 

Teacher management will be optimized through fairer processes, enhanced motivation and attention to gender parity.

Chad also aims to improve critical factors for better learning, including data on the characteristics of children enrolled and to be enrolled, stronger articulation between fundamental learning and social and ecological skills, and provision of appropriate infrastructure and equipment for a safe school environment. 

A focus on girls’ education seeks to tackle barriers ranging from social norms to health, social protection and inclusion.

Result story

Chad: Boosting literacy and practical skills through non-formal education

  • More than half of Chad's population cannot read.
  • GPE is supporting Chad and partners to strengthen education and literacy, with a focus on the poorest regions.
  • Thousands of out-of-school children, youth and women have been able to learn literacy, numeracy and vocational skills through non-formal education programs.


(data as of June 25, 2024)

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2024 -

    Allocation: US$200,000

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2024 -

    Allocation: US$200,000

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: UNESCO

  • Type: Accelerated funding

    Years: 2023 - 2025

    Allocation: US$10,000,000

    Utilization: US$1,288,228

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2018 - 2024

    Allocation: US$50,044,830

    Utilization: US$43,247,297

    Grant agent: UNESCO, UNICEF

Civil society engagement

As part of its investment in civil society advocacy and social accountability efforts, GPE’s Education Out Loud fund is supporting:

  • The Coalition des organisations des sociétés civiles pour le développement au Tchad (COSOCIDE-Tchad) for the 2020-2023 period.
  • The Civil society partnership for advocacy for non-formal education led by Groupe de Recherche et d'Action pour le Développement (GRADE) for the 2021-2024 period.

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