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

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GPE focal point
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Donor 5
Pledge for 2018-2020 replenishment
Share of 2018-2020 pledges
Total contributions to GPE

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Aid to education

As of 2015, Germany’s focus areas for basic education in development cooperation are:

  • Early childhood learning
  • Primary education
  • Promoting mother-tongue education
  • Secondary school education
  • Non-formal education. 

Promoting education is a priority of Germany’s overarching development policy in the 2017-2021 coalition treaty. The agreement outlines Germany’s focus on education from basic education to post-secondary education. It further suggests a stronger focus on digitalization and e-education as well as a new partnership with regional development banks to strengthen vocational training.

In 2017, the top recipients of basic education ODA disbursement were: Jordan, Mozambique, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Malawi, Honduras.

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* Germany's contribution covers the period 2018-2022. For this reason, its share of the 3rd replenishment pledges goes through to 2022.

Last updated March 23, 2021