April 2017 - The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat approved the following grant:
US$200,000 for Afghanistan to develop a new education program
Description: The program development grant will finance aspects to support program development around monitoring and results based financing as well as a revamped approach to school construction.
The new program to be developed will finance improved quality and relevance, equitable access, and efficient and transparent management, and will be implemented through the collaboration between the World Bank, a key partner of the Global Partnership for Education and the Government of Afghanistan.
The World Bank has been nominated by the local education group to manage the program development grant on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan, and will be implemented over a period of 12 months.