Transforming education in Haiti

Both the cost of education and lack of public provision pose a barrier to children accessing quality education in Haiti. The sector is dominated by non- public provision.

Recent unrest is contributing to the learning crisis faced by the country. Armed violence and insecurity have resulted in frequent and prolonged school closures, leaving many children unable to access education.

In October 2022 fewer than 1 in 10 schools were open. However as a result of efforts by the Ministry of Education, 3 in 4 schools had reopened by December 2022. Despite schools reopening, access and security issues continue to pose an issue. Schools have been targeted by armed groups, with reports of shootings, lootings, kidnapping and arson.

In light of the multitude of challenges facing the education sector in Haiti, the ‘Plan décennal d’éducation et de formation’ (10-year Education and Training Plan) – PDEF’ outlines 3 overarching areas requiring transformation:

  • Governance
  • Access
  • Quality.

Priorities set out within the PDEF include strengthening the quality of education on offer, transforming the governance of the education system, ensuring that individuals are equipped with the necessary skills and values to contribute to society, and ensuring that marginalized groups are able to access education.

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How GPE supports education in 8 countries affected by emergencies

On top of supporting COVID-19 recovery efforts by allocating 61 grants worth more than US$457 million since April, GPE remains committed to ensuring that other emergencies caused by conflict or natural disasters don’t disrupt education for millions of children. Here’s how we are supporting countries affected by emergencies.


(data as of September 29, 2023)

  • Type: System capacity

    Years: 2023 - 2024

    Allocation: US$1,585,406

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: UNESCO

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2023 -

    Allocation: US$200,000

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: IDB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2021 - 2026

    Allocation: US$16,500,000

    Utilization: US$3,033,736

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: COVID-19

    Years: 2020 - 2022

    Allocation: US$7,000,000

    Utilization: US$6,911,813

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Accelerated funding

    Years: 2020 - 2022

    Allocation: US$3,300,000

    Utilization: US$3,300,000

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2020 - 2021

    Allocation: US$199,800

    Utilization: US$199,295

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2014 - 2018

    Allocation: US$24,100,000

    Utilization: US$24,100,000

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Sector plan development

    Years: 2013

    Allocation: US$157,202

    Utilization: US$157,202

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2013 - 2014

    Allocation: US$107,507

    Utilization: US$107,507

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2010 - 2015

    Allocation: US$21,999,969

    Utilization: US$21,999,969

    Grant agent: WB


As part of its investment in civil society advocacy and social accountability efforts, GPE’s Education Out Loud fund is supporting the Regroupement Éducation Pour Toutes et pour Tous (REPT) for the 2020-2023 period. This builds on previous support from the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF).

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