School girls in Somaliland, Somalia Credit: UNICEF/Hana Yoshimoto

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$147,422,441

Grant eligibility:

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

Partnership Compacts

Federal Government

Priority: Increase access to education in an equitable and inclusive way

See also: Somaliland Partnership Compact

Other key documents

Transforming education in Somalia

Result stories

Somalia: Giving more children the opportunity to learn during emergencies

  • Before COVID-19, an estimated 3 million children in Somalia were out of school and those in school were struggling to learn.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic combined with the effects of protracted crises have exacerbated Somalia’s education challenges.
  • Through several interventions, GPE has been supporting Somalia to ensure the most vulnerable children have access to learning.

Somaliland: Protecting children’s education during drought

  • In Somaliland, five consecutive failed rainy seasons have led to many people being on the move in search of food and water—with increasing numbers of children out of school.
  • During emergencies, schools can offer a platform for an integrated emergency response for children, offering them education, nutrition, safe water and sanitation.
  • The GPE-funded program, which includes a school feeding project, supports 300 schools to help ensure children in drought-affected areas return to—and remain in—school.


(data as of February 29, 2024)

Grants - Federal Government

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2023 - 2024

    Allocation: US$199,977

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: Save the Children US

  • Type: System capacity

    Years: 2023 - 2024

    Allocation: US$647,000

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: CARE

  • Type: Sector plan development

    Years: 2020 - 2024

    Allocation: US$700,000

    Utilization: US$603,556

    Grant agent: Save the Children US

Grants - Puntland

  • Type: Sector plan development

    Years: 2021 - 2024

    Allocation: US$699,785

    Utilization: US$427,646

    Grant agent: CARE

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2017 - 2024

    Allocation: US$14,430,000

    Utilization: US$12,569,183

    Grant agent: UNICEF

Grants - Somaliland

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2023 - 2024

    Allocation: US$200,000

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: Save the Children US

Civil society engagement

Knowledge and innovation

Latest blogs and news

February 02, 2023
Japan pledges over US$5 million to GPE
The majority of the funds will be directed to countries in conflict –US$4 million will go to education efforts in Somalia and US$500,000 will go to Moldova’s support for refugees.