Global Partnership for Education

Since 2002, GPE partners have achieved remarkable results and helped millions more children enroll in school for a quality education.

64 million
more children
were in primary school in 2014 in GPE partner countries compared to 2002
78%
of primary teachers
received pre- or in-service training in GPE partner developing countries in 2014
36
GPE partner countries
have achieved gender parity in primary school completion or have more girls than boys completing primary school
US$4.6 billion
in grants
have been allocated to education by GPE since 2003

Our Impact

In 2015, results from the Zimbabwe Early Learning Assessment (ZELA) showed promising improvements. This progress in learning was largely due to the focused strategies and programs implemented by the...
GPE and UNGEI introduce Guidance for Developing Gender-Responsive Education Sector Plans, a tool that brings a gender lens to education analysis and planning
Meet Rumana, a 26-year-old woman from Sudan, who as a child didn’t go to school so she didn’t learn to read or write. After taking lessons at home to learn the basics, she started going to school and...
Read how Madagascar, Rwanda and Zambia, with support from GPE, are promoting learning in mother tongue to promote better learning.

Our Latest Blogs

Henri Yav Mulang, Minister of Finance of the Democratic Republic of Congo, shakes hands with Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for Education, after the signing of the new US$100 million GPE grant. Credit: GPE/Chantal Rigaud
April 28, 2017
Photo of week: Last week, on the margins of the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, the Minister of Finance of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),...
Participants at the regional workshop on gender-responsive education sector plans. Credit: GPE/Chantal Rigaud
April 27, 2017
Participants at the regional workshop on gender-responsive education sector plans share their thoughts about the importance of the workshop and the...
A government school on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan. May 2013. Credit: GPE/David K. Bridges
April 25, 2017
The global initiative on out-of-school children, a joint UIS and UNICEF project supported by a GPE grant, helped more than 70 countries develop and...