United Kingdom

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

Partner since
2005
GPE focal point
Coordinating agency
Board constituency
Donor 3
Pledge for 2018-2020 replenishment
GBP239,130,000
Share of 2018-2020 pledges
13.05%
Total contributions to GPE
US$1,266,657,195
Share of total contributions
19.06%

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The United Kingdom and GPE

The United Kingdom sits on the Strategy and Impact Committee and the Coordinating Committee. The U.K. chairs the Grants and Performance Committee.

Boris Johnson. Credit: UK Prime Minister's office
“I am delighted that the UK will co-host the replenishment of the Global Partnership for Education in 2021. I urge the global community to come together, dig deep and ensure we fund their vital work to give every child the chance at an education.”
Boris Johnson
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Aid to education

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), formed in September 2020, integrates development and diplomacy in a single department. FCDO is among the largest funders of primary education in the OECD-DAC.

Girls' education - ensuring that every girl receives 12 years of quality education - is a key priority for the U.K.'s development cooperation.

Last updated November 04, 2020