“We are so grateful for the work Results and its advocates spearhead on behalf of the Global Partnership for Education. From Australia to the UK and beyond, we know how influential your advocacy is with decision-makers.”
– Hon. Julia Gillard, former Chair of the Global Partnership for Education, former Prime Minister of Australia.
Education is a universal human right central to achieving individual and collective wellbeing, economic growth, and prosperity. It can prevent financial crises, conflicts, political instability, and disease outbreaks, which have consequences that reverberate around our increasingly interconnected world. Education creates a more secure, stable, and prosperous world. It can improve health outcomes, empower women and girls, and reduce inequality.
Established in 2002, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is the only global fund dedicated solely to strengthening education systems in the world’s poorest countries. GPE brings together national governments, donor countries, multilateral agencies, international organizations, foundations, the private sector, and civil society to allocate technical and financial resources where they are needed most.
Over the past 13 years, GPE has provided US$4.7 billion towards the development and implementation of national education plans in the world’s poorest countries, including US$2 billion to conflict-affected countries.
In 2021 Results joined a global campaign to help transform the global education system. Despite significant progress on education over the last two decades, 53% of children in low and middle-income countries still cannot read by the time they finish primary school, and nearly a quarter of a billion children are completely excluded from education. Global progress has been further eroded by the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19.
Faced with this challenge, our solution was to help improve financing for global
education efforts, specifically through the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). For every $1 invested through the GPE Multiplier facility, they have helped to mobilise $3.90 in external funding.
The GPE held its Global Education Summit in July, raising over $4 billion in pledges, plus a commitment of $196 billion in domestic education financing over the next five years.
Results brought together former Chair of the GPE Board and former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard AC with dozens of other key stakeholders including a youth activist from Vietnam in our own national event, highlighting the widespread support for Australian investment in global education. This was a key step leading up to the Australian Government’s pledge of $180 million to the GPE.