Board of Directors

Learn more about Board members and their responsibilities and browse Board decisions and meeting documents

The GPE Board of Directors sets the partnership’s policies and strategies.

The Board mirrors the wide-ranging and diverse nature of the partnership and includes members from lower-income country governments and all development partners: donors, civil society organizations, private sector and foundations, and multilateral agencies and regional banks.

The responsibilities of the Board include:

  • reviewing performance of key strategic initiatives that are core to GPE’s goals
  • considering the key risks that can derail those goals
  • adapting and adjusting its business model and platforms as warranted.

The Board also serves as a global leader, advocate and convenor for education.


The Board of Directors is comprised of 20 constituencies representing all the partners of the partnership. A Board member and an alternate Board member represent each constituency. Board members serve for 3 years.


The Board of Directors meets face-to-face generally twice a year to review progress and make strategic decisions. Other meetings may also be held throughout the year as needed. See all Board meetings below, including documents circulated and decisions made.


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Date Type Reference Decision Background documents
March 2023 Non-objection BOD/NO/2023/03-01 Board meetings location
March 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/03-02 System transformation grant allocation. Tanzania Zanzibar
March 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/03-01 Exceptional use of system transformation grant to Syria
February 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/02-01 Extension of start date of Bangladesh accelerated grant
February 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/02-03 Revision to Burkina Faso implementation grant
February 2023 Non-objection BOD/NO/2023/02-01 January 2023 Board meeting report
February 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/02-02 Revision to Bangladesh implementation grant
January 2023 Audio conference BOD/2023/01-01 Institutional arrangements
January 2023 Non-objection BOD/NO/2023/01-02 System transformation grant to Nepal
January 2023 Non-objection BOD/NO/2023/01-01 December 2022 Board retreat and meeting report
January 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/01-01 System transformation and Girls’ Education Accelerator grant to Zimbabwe
January 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/01-02 Revision to Zambia program implementation grant and Multiplier grant
December 2022 Face to face BOD/2022/12-01 Costed extension of Education Out Loud
December 2022 Face to face BOD/2022/12-02 Costed extension of KIX
December 2022 Non-objection BOD/NO/2022/12-01 Extending validity of system transformation grant allocations


Three committees support the Board in fulfilling its functions in a strategic, transparent and efficient manner.

Executive Committee: carries out specific administrative functions and decisions as delegated by the Board, performs an advisory role to the Chief Executive Officer, both on general matters and specifically about recommendations to the Board on forthcoming grant application approvals, and monitors adequacy and implementation of GPE’s governance and ethics policies.

Mandate | Members | Chair: Susan Liautaud

Finance and Risk Committee: provides advice to the Board to ensure that resources are being managed efficiently, effectively and consistently with GPE's mission, goals, objectives and policies; oversees risk management practices and financial management and audit arrangements of GPE.

Mandate | Members | Chair: Nesmy Manigat

Performance, Impact and Learning Committee: monitors and oversees GPE’s performance, impact and learning, with a dedicated focus on results and based on data and evidence. This committee also oversees the implementation of GPE’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework and champions GPE’s engagement in wider global education initiatives.

Mandate | Members | Chair: Marie Soulié