"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

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's 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 in Ghana 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 education strategic plan 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 in all regions in Ghana.

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 April 21, 2024)

  • Type: System capacity

    Years: 2023 - 2024

    Allocation: US$667,130

    Utilization: US$266,204

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program implementation and Multiplier

    Years: 2020 - 2025

    Allocation: US$24,400,000

    Utilization: US$10,153,966

    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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