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

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$135,592,927

Grant eligibility:

  • Multiplier
  • System capacity
  • System transformation

Partnership Compact

Priority: Improve foundational learning by strengthening teaching and learning practices with a focus on gender equality.

Other key documents

Coordinating agency: FCDO, UNESCO

GPE Team lead: Plamen Danchev

Transforming education in Ghana

Ghana has improved basic education access and quality, but persistent challenges include over-age and under-age enrollment at the lower primary level, more than 1 million out-of-school children, and geographic disparities in learning.

To unlock large-scale change, the government is working with GPE and other partners to improve foundational learning for all.

The priority reform, as outlined in Ghana’s Partnership Compact, aims to boost literacy, numeracy and socio-emotional skills for children in kindergarten to grade 3. Plans to strengthen teaching include level-appropriate, inclusive, gender-responsive and play-based pedagogies and learning materials.

To address the high number of out-of-school children, Ghana seeks to make schools safe and violence-free, provide remedial education to students who have fallen behind, and improve community engagement and attitudes, especially towards girls’ education, children with disabilities and child labor.

A focus on better sector governance aims to equitably deploy teachers, improve data collection and use, and establish school-community structures, such as parent-teacher associations, that support planning and monitoring.

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 July 15, 2024)

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2024

    Allocation: US$200,000

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation and Multiplier

    Years: 2020 - 2025

    Allocation: US$24,400,000

    Utilization: US$12,256,470

    Grant agent: WB

Civil society engagement

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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