View Belgium's priority areas for development cooperation in education along with its contributions to the GPE Fund.

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Aid to education

The Directorate-General for Development Cooperation, established within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation is in charge of the implementation of ODA policy.

In 2017, the top recipients of basic education ODA disbursement were: Vietnam, South Africa, Zambia, Benin, Cambodia.

For the first time since 1999, education was re-established as a priority area for Belgian ODA when the country updated its Law for Development Cooperation in 2013.

Belgium and GPE

Belgium is a member of the Governance and Ethics Committee. 

Belgium supports GPE’s policy priority areas of girls’ education, out-of-school children and early learning through sector policy dialogue and joint programming with partners.

Last updated February 04, 2020