Explore the Global Partnership's milestones since its creation in 2002.
GPE new strategy supports the Global Goal for education
GPE introduces its new strategic plan, GPE 2020, which adopts the UN Global Goal for education as its vision. Defining 3 goals and 5 objectives, the plan will guide GPE partners to improve learning and equity through building stronger education systems.
A critical year for the future of global education
A new Global Goal for education was formally adopted by the United Nations in September, which sets out a highly ambitious education agenda for the next 15 years. The Global Partnership fully supports the new Global Goal for education and will play a key role as convener, coordinator and implementing partner of the 2030 education agenda.
Successful Second Replenishment
Julia Gillard, former Australian Prime Minister, was appointed Chair of GPE’s Board. She led a successful second replenishment of GPE’s resources for 2015-2018, bringing in US$28.5 billion in new commitments from developing countries and donor partners.
More Partners, More Support
The Global Partnership welcomed 5 new developing country partners to reach a total of 59. Our Board of Directors approved grants worth over US$1 billion to 25 country partners. Alice Albright was named Chief Executive Officer.
A decade of achievements
Since 2003, the Partnership has helped put 22 million more children into school, support the construction of 53,000 classrooms and trained over 300,000 teachers
A new name
A new commitment to provide quality education to all children: The Global Partnership for Education changes its name from Education for All - Fast Track Initiative to better reflect its dedication to international education. Launch of the GPE Replenishment Campaign for 2012-2014, raising more than US$ 1.5 billion to put an additional 25 million children into school.
Increasing our financial support for education
GPE allocates US$ 441.3 million in grants to 10 developing countries (Tajikistan, Haiti, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Lao PDR, Guinea, Liberia, Togo, Djibouti, Cameroon, and Nepal). Robert Prouty is appointed Head of Global Partnership for Education Secretariat.
Providing sustainable financing for education
GPE allocates US$ 359 million in grants to 13 developing countries (Timor-Leste, Nicaragua, Guyana, Ghana, Central African Republic, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Zambia, Gambia, Mongolia, Yemen, Niger and Rwanda). Carol Bellamy is selected as the new independent Chair of the Global Partnership.
Developing innovative solutions to accelerate access to education
GPE supports programs to eliminate school fees and provide a daily meal to 600,000 pupils in Ghana. GPE allocates grants to 18,000 Kenyan schools for school supplies.
Getting all girls and boys into school
10 million more children are enrolled in school in the 33 developing partner countries of GPE
Leaving no girls behind
16 GPE developing country partners achieve the goal of gender parity in school enrollment, up from only 10 countries in 2001-2002.
Mobilizing the international community for education
At the United Nations World Summit 2005 in New York, representatives of 191 member states commit to support the efforts of developing countries in the implementation of Education for All (EFA), including by channeling resources through the Global Partnership for Education.
Providing technical support for education
The Education Program Development Fund is established as a second trust fund to provide technical assistance for the development of sustainable education sector programs.
Financing education in developing countries
The Catalytic Fund is established as a multi donor, multi recipient trust fund to support the implementation of developing country partners' education plans.
A new organization to boost international collaboration in education aid
Major donors for education launch Global Partnership for Education (formerly Education for All - Fast Track Initiative) to give all children around the world the opportunity to complete primary education, and to ensure that all girls and boys have the same opportunities to attend school.