Students at the Government Elementary School Manak, Lahore Pakistan. Credit: GPE/Sebastian Rich

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$273,266,885

Grant eligibility:

  • Multiplier
  • Girls' Education Accelerator
  • System capacity
  • System transformation

Partnership Compacts

Punjab

Priority: Improve learning outcomes at the pre-primary, primary and middle levels, with a special focus on girls and out-of-school children.

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Other key documents

Transforming education in Pakistan

The delivery of education services in Pakistan is severely impacted by economic, political and security challenges that the country has been facing for some years.

The 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan, approved in 2010, devolved responsibility for education delivery and spending to provincial governments. The federal ministry retains some limited mandates, mainly in curriculum development, accreditation and the financing of research and development.

Result story

Punjab, Pakistan: Afternoon programs bring thousands of children to school

  • With close to 12 million children out of school in Punjab, the government faces a huge challenge in giving all children an education, especially beyond primary school.
  • Afternoon school programs, part of TALEEM, are one way of bringing children to school.
  • TALEEM is funded by a $50.6 million GPE grant. To date, 1,500 afternoon schools have been set up, allowing more than 92,000 students to learn.

Grants

(data as of June 25, 2024)

 
  • Type: COVID-19

    Years: 2020 - 2022

    Allocation: US$20,000,000

    Utilization: US$19,924,775

    Grant agent: WB

Grants - Balochistan

 
  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2024

    Allocation: US$87,701

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2021 - 2026

    Allocation: US$20,006,250

    Utilization: US$4,508,148

    Grant agent: UNICEF

Grants - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 
  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2024

    Allocation: US$111,427

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2021 - 2026

    Allocation: US$23,256,250

    Utilization: US$5,627,849

    Grant agent: UNICEF

Grants - Punjab

 
  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2024

    Allocation: US$114,050

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2022 - 2026

    Allocation: US$50,625,000

    Utilization: US$15,652,888

    Grant agent: UNICEF

Grants - Sindh

 
  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2024

    Allocation: US$133,378

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program implementation and Multiplier

    Years: 2021 - 2026

    Allocation: US$56,112,500

    Utilization: US$7,549,025

    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:

  • The Society for Access to Quality Education for the 2020-2023 period. This builds on previous support from the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF).
  • Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) for the 2021-2023 period.

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