Students from Class 8 study in the computer lab at Marble Quarry Primary School in Kajiado Central on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: GPE/Luis Tato

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$348,191,736

Grant eligibility:

  • Multiplier
  • System capacity
  • System transformation

Partnership Compact

Objective: Improve learning outcomes to support the development of Kenya’s human capital for productivity and growth.

Other key documents

Transforming education in Kenya

Significant progress have been made to expand access to education in Kenya and improve learning. Still persistent challenges remain – like regional and gender disparities and inequitable access to learning – which demand transformative solutions.

GPE is helping the government and its partners to prioritize equitable solutions to improving learning outcomes. Working with GPE and other partners, Kenya will boost the quality of teaching, learning and pre-primary education with attention to enhancing equity, access and inclusion and achieving gender parity.

This will be done through better curriculum support materials, more robust use of technology to help implement competency-based curriculums and assessment, and school-based teacher development.

Steps to increase access to learning also include providing meals and improving water, sanitation and hygiene as well as learning environments.

Result story

Kenya: Investing in education for a better future

  • Kenya is committed to becoming a newly industrialized nation by 2030 and acknowledges that quality education is vital to achieving this vision.
  • With GPE support, Kenya has made impressive progress, including a 70% reduction in the cost of textbooks, and the equal enrollment of girls and boys at primary level. Additionally, the training of 102,000 teachers in improved teaching of math supported improved student competency in math.
  • A new information management system has transformed the delivery of education in Kenya. Real-time data allows the government to monitor indicators such as attendance, enrollment and staffing in a transparent and reliable way.


(data as of February 22, 2024)

  • Type: System transformation and Multiplier

    Years: 2023 - 2027

    Allocation: US$113,300,000

    Utilization: US$26,696,320

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2022

    Allocation: US$199,999

    Utilization: US$155,945

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: System capacity

    Years: 2022 - 2026

    Allocation: US$3,800,000

    Utilization: US$26,622,750

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2020 - 2022

    Allocation: US$9,700,000

    Utilization: US$9,626,284

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: COVID-19

    Years: 2020 - 2021

    Allocation: US$11,000,000

    Utilization: US$10,464,401

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2018 - 2019

    Allocation: US$199,898

    Utilization: US$199,213

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2015 - 2020

    Allocation: US$88,400,000

    Utilization: US$86,768,992

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2014 - 2015

    Allocation: US$293,488

    Utilization: US$290,854

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2014 - 2015

    Allocation: US$50,000

    Utilization: US$50,000

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Sector plan development

    Years: 2013 - 2014

    Allocation: US$248,350

    Utilization: US$248,350

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2005 - 2008

    Allocation: US$121,000,000

    Utilization: US$121,000,000

    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:

  • Elimu Yetu Coalition for the 2020-2023 period. This builds on previous support from the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF).
  • Pamodzi for Inclusive Education in South-East Africa (PIESEA) led by Rays of Hope for the 2021-2024 period.

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