Students wearing masks in Guinea-Bissau. Credit: UNICEF Guinea-Bissau

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$23,519,661

Grant eligibility:

  • Multiplier
  • System capacity
  • System transformation

Education sector plan

Improve human capital via quality and equitable education to contribute to the country's growth; Reach marginalized groups; Teach students citizenship and peace to improve the country's governance.

Other key documents

Coordinating agency: UNICEF

GPE Team lead: Ines Gabrielle Boumaiza

Transforming education in Guinea-Bissau

The 2011-2013 transitional education plan (TEP) was endorsed in 2010 and the country organized its first joint sector review (JSR) in 2014 and two other ones in 2020 and 2022.

The TEP could not be fully implemented due to the coup in 2012, when many donors withdrew. However, the country has taken positive steps by planning to organize annual JSRs as part of its new education sector plan (ESP) monitoring mechanism.

The 2017-2025 education sector plan was endorsed by development partners in 2017. Members of the local education group have strongly mobilized around the GPE model and have provided valuable technical and financial support to the government in the preparation of the sector plan.

Result story

Guinea-Bissau: A safe return to school for more than 250,000 children

Read how the government of Guinea-Bissau, with the support of its partners, has been working to ensure a safe return to school of all personnel and learners.


(data as of October 03, 2023)

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2021 - 2025

    Allocation: US$2,800,000

    Utilization: US$729,832

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: COVID-19

    Years: 2020 - 2022

    Allocation: US$3,500,000

    Utilization: US$3,471,534

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2020 - 2021

    Allocation: US$136,000

    Utilization: US$131,944

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2018 - 2024

    Allocation: US$4,700,000

    Utilization: US$2,293,815

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Sector plan development

    Years: 2017 - 2018

    Allocation: US$183,661

    Utilization: US$183,661

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2016 - 2018

    Allocation: US$200,000

    Utilization: US$197,335

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2012 - 2017

    Allocation: US$12,000,000

    Utilization: US$11,981,725

    Grant agent: UNICEF


As part of its investment in civil society advocacy and social accountability efforts, GPE’s Education Out Loud fund is supporting Rede da Campanha da Educação Para Todos-Guiné-Bissau (RECEPT-GB) for the 2020-2023 period. This builds on previous support from the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF).

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