About Us: Global Advisory Committee and Partners

Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

The Global Partnership for Education is the only multilateral partnership devoted to getting all children into school for a quality education.

Established in 2002, the Global Partnership for Education is comprised of close to 60 developing countries, donor governments, international organizations, the private sector, teachers, and civil society/NGO groups.

One of our five strategic objectives for the 2012-2015 period is to promote girls’ education. Our approach is to ensure that “all girls in GPE-endorsed countries successfully complete primary school and go to secondary school in a safe, supportive learning environment”.

GPE partners work together to:
- Increase gender parity and enrollment overall;
- Provide strong incentives as well as technical and financial support to developing country partners to include gender analysis and strategies in their education plans;
- Support the enrollment of out-of-school girls into primary school and lower secondary school; and
- Ensure that girls make the crucial transition from primary to secondary school.

GPE results in girls’ education since 2002 include:
- GPE partners have helped enroll approximately 10 million girls in school since 2003 (2013 Results for Learning Report);
- 69 per cent of girls in GPE countries now finish primary school, compared to 56 per cent in 2002 (upcoming 2014 Results for Learning Report);
- 14 GPE partner countries now have as many girls as boys completing primary school or are close to this goal; 14 countries have more girls than boys completing primary school (2013 Results for Learning Report); and
- The number of girls out of school has dropped by 47 per cent over the last decade (2002 – 2012) (upcoming 2014 Results for Learning Report).

The Global Partnership works closely with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) and many other bilateral and multilateral partners to move forward the girls’ education agenda. UNGEI, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, is the co-lead of the Technical Reference Group to the GPE for girls’ education.

Learn more about the Global Partnership for Education: http://www.globalpartnership.org


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