"Computer class at Gbimsi Junior High School, Savelugu, Northern Region, Ghana, May 2016 Credit: GPE/ Stephan Bachenheimer"

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$135,392,927

Grant eligibility:

  • Multiplier
  • System capacity
  • System transformation

Education sector plan

Ghana ESP

Objectives: Raise learning outcomes and standards in all educational institutions, and at all levels of education, and ensure that no child is left out.

Other key documents

Transforming education in Ghana

"The Education Strategic Plan 2018-2030 is the sixth plan in the series and builds on the previous ones and on other strategic goals such as Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education, and MDGs and is aligned to the more recent Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 and the National Development Plan 2016-2057.

The ultimate goal of the plan is to ensure that education plays a critical and positive role in the national development agenda and in helping to integrate international development goals into this agenda.

The main priorities of the ESP 2018-2030 include:

  • Access and equity: Equal opportunity to obtain access to education, to learn and the provision of an environment that is conducive to learning and achievement of learning outcomes that demonstrate fair and just assessment,
  • Quality: Achievement of high level standards and system responsiveness at all levels of education,
  • Relevance: Learning, including skills development, which is responsive to individual, community and national development needs,
  • Efficiency and effectiveness: Management of all resources that ensure value for money to achieve desired goals,
  • Sustainability: Judicious utilization of human, financial and material resources to ensure balanced and continual development of the education system.

While the country has made considerable progress in the last decades, the education sector still faces several challenges which include attracting the remaining out-of-school children, poor learning outcomes in early grades, equity in access and learning, teacher time-on-task and deployment."

Result story

Ghana: Making quality education available to more children

A multi-pronged approach in Ghana is helping more children access quality education.


(data as of September 28, 2023)

  • Type: System capacity

    Years: 2023

    Allocation: US$667,130

    Utilization: US$138,622

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program implementation and Multiplier

    Years: 2020 - 2025

    Allocation: US$24,400,000

    Utilization: US$10,116,900

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: COVID-19

    Years: 2020 - 2021

    Allocation: US$15,000,000

    Utilization: US$14,999,996

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2018 - 2019

    Allocation: US$383,025

    Utilization: US$383,025

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Sector plan development

    Years: 2017 - 2019

    Allocation: US$442,772

    Utilization: US$442,772

    Grant agent: FCDO

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2012 - 2016

    Allocation: US$75,500,000

    Utilization: US$75,500,000

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2009 - 2011

    Allocation: 0

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2006 - 2007

    Allocation: US$11,000,000

    Utilization: US$11,000,000

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2005 - 2006

    Allocation: US$8,000,000

    Utilization: US$8,000,000

    Grant agent: WB


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

  • Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) for the 2020-2023 period. This builds on previous support from the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF).
  • School for Life (SFL) for the 2022-2024 period.

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