Board of Directors

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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
June 2012 Face to face BOD/2012/06-09 Misuse of GPE Trust Funds
June 2012 Face to face BOD/2012/06-10 Trustee budget
June 2012 Face to face BOD/2012/06-11 Evans review
June 2012 Face to face BOD/2012/06-12 Extension of the term of Chair
June 2012 Non-objection BOD/2012/06-13 Secretariat budget
June 2012 Non-objection BOD/2012/06-14 GPE Chair budget
May 2012 Non-objection BOD/2012/05-01 Policy on time frames and revisions
February 2012 Non-objection BOD/2012/02-01 Terms of reference for Ethics Committee
January 2012 Audio conference BOD/2012/01-01 Revised needs, performance framework and indicative allocations
December 2011 Audio conference BOD/2011/12-01 Allocation to Afghanistan, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Timor-Leste
November 2011 Face to face BOD/2011/11-01 Communications strategy
November 2011 Face to face BOD/2011/11-02 Strategic Plan for 2011-2014
November 2011 Face to face BOD/2011/11-03 Strategic directions for 2011-2014
November 2011 Face to face BOD/2011/11-04 Terms of reference of Financial Advisory Committee
November 2011 Face to face BOD/2011/11-05 Financial Advisory Committee


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