Girls in Al-Hamzi in their class in Al-Hamzi school, Hajjah. Credit: UNICEF/UN0459555/Marish

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$199,210,035

Grant eligibility:

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

Education sector plan

Objective: Address immediate needs; ensure prevention, preparedness and mitigation of risks for children and education personnel; retain some of the past gains and improvements in access to and quality of education.

Other key documents

Coordinating agency: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Yemen

GPE Team lead: Muhammad Tariq Khan

Transforming education in Yemen

Yemen considers education vital to eliminating poverty and is focused on ensuring that all children have access to quality education. The country’s development plans consistently prioritize human development and the education of the labor force.

While access to basic education has improved, Yemen still faces significant challenges, including girls’ enrollment, retention and completion rates, teacher quality and instructional materials, and emergency or conflict-afflicted areas.

The Medium-Term Results Framework 2013-2015 covered the period 2013-2015 and outlined 10 programs under 5 objectives. The country is in the process of developing a transitional sector plan through support from GPE and other development partners.

Result story

Yemen: Keeping education going amid conflict

  • GPE has responded to the changing needs of Yemen’s education system during over 7 years of conflict, helping sustain access to education and prevent the system from collapse.
  • With GPE’s support, Yemen, through inclusive participation of education partners, developed a transitional education plan and strengthened sector coordination as well as the humanitarian-development nexus.
  • The power of partnership has led to the mobilization of resources critical to the realization of Yemen’s goals: keep schools open and ensure students learn in a safe environment.


(data as of September 22, 2023)

  • Type: System capacity

    Years: 2023 - 2024

    Allocation: US$766,944

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: UNESCO

  • Type: Program implementation and Multiplier

    Years: 2021 - 2025

    Allocation: US$47,400,000

    Utilization: US$11,358,312

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: COVID-19

    Years: 2021 - 2022

    Allocation: US$22,000,000

    Utilization: US$2,150,304

    Grant agent: IsDB

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2021 - 2022

    Allocation: US$200,000

    Utilization: US$192,265

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Accelerated funding

    Years: 2021 - 2023

    Allocation: US$6,480,000

    Utilization: US$6,347,081

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2014 - 2022

    Allocation: US$72,600,000

    Utilization: US$72,579,193

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Accelerated funding

    Years: 2013 - 2014

    Allocation: US$9,996,319

    Utilization: US$9,996,319

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2009 - 2013

    Allocation: US$19,989,071

    Utilization: US$19,989,071

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2006 - 2007

    Allocation: US$10,000,000

    Utilization: US$10,000,000

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2004 - 2005

    Allocation: US$9,777,701

    Utilization: US$9,777,701

    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 Yemeni Coalition for Education for All for the 2020-2023 period. This builds on previous support from the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF).

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November 22, 2022
Yemen: Keeping education going amid conflict
In Yemen, GPE has responded to the changing needs of the education system during over 7 years of conflict, helping to keep students in school throughout one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.