Board of Directors

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


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
February 2024 Non-objection BOD/NO/2024/02-01 December 2023 Board meeting report
February 2024 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2024/02-01 Allocation of system transformation grant to Marshall Islands
February 2024 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2024/02-02 Allocation of system transformation grant to Tonga
February 2024 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2024/02-03 Allocation of system transformation grant to Vanuatu
February 2024 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2024/02-05 Allocation of grants to Punjab, Pakistan
February 2024 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2024/02-07 Allocation of system transformation grant to Madagascar
February 2024 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2024/02-06 Lifting of condition to transfer funds to Madagascar
February 2024 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2024/02-04 Allocation of grants to Sindh, Pakistan
December 2023 Face to face BOD/2023/12/01 Institutional arrangements
December 2023 Face to face BOD/2023/12-02 Increased Multiplier and SmartEd envelopes
December 2023 Face to face BOD/2023/12-03 Eligibility and allocation for Jordan and Lebanon
December 2023 Face to face BOD/2023/12-04 Girls' Education Accelerator
December 2023 Face to face BOD/2023/12-05 Revision to accreditation process
November 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/11-02 Accelerated grants to Syria
November 2023 Non-objection BOD/NO/2023/11-02 Committee terms and procedure amendments


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: Judith Herbertson