ABOUT THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION
GPE is the only multilateral partnership and fund dedicated exclusively to education in the world’s poorest countries. The partnership includes developing country partners, donor countries, multilateral agencies, civil society, teachers, philanthropic foundations and the private sector. GPE brings together and amplifies the skills and mobilizes the resources of many to help developing countries to deliver results in education.
GPE works to expand inclusive and equitable quality learning by helping low- and lower middle-income countries build stronger education systems. These are the goals of the 5-year strategic plan, GPE 2020. It includes a comprehensive results framework with 37 indicators, disaggregated by gender. The indicators also track comparative progress in countries affected by fragility and conflict. The results framework enables, for the first time, mutual accountability for all partners working in education.
HELPING DEVELOPING COUNTRY PARTNERS ACHIEVE RESULTS
Since its inception in 2002, GPE has worked with more than 60 developing country partners to improve education sector plans and implementation. With GPE support, governments have improved learning assessment systems and teacher training, and built management information systems. GPE grants have helped provide the basics in education, including building classrooms and providing learning materials in the most vulnerable communities.
Sixty percent of GPE’s spending is in countries affected by fragility or conflict. About two-thirds of the world’s out-of-school children live in countries affected by fragility and conflict, and 63% of child refugees are currently in GPE partner countries. Despite incredible barriers, the primary school completion rate in GPE partner countries affected by fragility or conflict rose from 58% in 2002 to 68% in 2014. This means that even in the most vulnerable communities, more than 5 million more children are finishing primary school.
GPE’s support has achieved the following results in partner countries:
more children in primary school in 2014 compared with 2002
completed primary school in 2014 compared with 63% in 2002
primary completion rates for girls in 2014 compared with 56% in 2002
lower-secondary school completion rates in 2014 compared with 38% in 2002 (for girls: 47% compared to 38%)
“The Global Partnership for Education is getting quality education to marginalized children, coordinating education’s many players, offering aid without wasteful replication, and following local leadership.”
The UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
GPE 2020 STRATEGIC PLAN 2016-2020
To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
To mobilize global and national efforts to contribute to the achievement of equitable, quality education and learning for all, through inclusive partnership, a focus on effective and efficient education systems and increased financing.
1. Improved and more equitable learning outcomes
2. Increased equity, gender equality and inclusion
3. Effective and efficient education systems
1. Strengthen education sector planning and policy implementation
2. Support mutual accountability through inclusive policy dialogue and monitoring
3. Ensure efficient and effective delivery of GPE support
4. Mobilize more and better financing
5. Build a stronger partnership