GPE and COVID-19

  • F Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Key Information

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GPE quickly stepped up so that no child misses out on their education and the opportunity to reach their full potential. By acting at the right time and at scale, GPE provided dedicated funding of over half a billion U.S. dollars to partner countries, making GPE the single largest source of grants to education as part of the worldwide response. Supporting education  systems from the onset of the pandemic is the best way to protect the most vulnerable students and lay the foundations for a rapid recovery, while building resilient education systems for the future.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


2020 -


Pakistan, Rwanda, Sudan


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COVID-19 Response

New for COVID-19

Government Affiliation


Ministry Affiliation


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Secondary completion


  • Remote Learning


  • Teacher training

Cross-cutting areas

  • COVID-19 Response
  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Teachers - female, Teachers - male


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School Enrolment Status

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School Level

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Other populations reached

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Participants include

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Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Increased availability of learning materials

Increased availability of learning materials

  • Educational Radio or Television Programs


  • Teacher incentives

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased school completion (general)

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown