Development cooperation , 18.12.2014

Global Partnership for Education, GPE


Finland decided to join to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in July 2013. The first funding decision of Finland to GPE amounted to 4 milj EUR (2013-2014). The subsequesnt funding decision of 4 milj. EUR will be made during 2014. The Unit for Development Financing Institutions (KEO-50) is the Unit in charge of administrative issues regarding GPE while the Unit for Sectoral Policy (KEO-20) is in charge regarding subtance. Within GPE Finland is member of the Constituency of Nordic Countries and Ireland. GPE allocates funding to countries who receive least of the development assitance and who lack behind from the MDGs which means that GPA is servicing well the MDG and the EPA objectives. If possible GPE channels funding through partnership funding and based on local donor coordination thus beeing complience with the core principles of the Paris Declaration/Accra Agenda for Action. GPE complements and enhances the sector policy of education and development cooperation of Finland which is strongly focused on bilateral cooperation, especially in fragile and conlict affected states and in the countries who are far off from the MDG and EPA targets.

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Funding decision  18.12.2014

4 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Education policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel




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