Results Report 2021: Looking back on five years of progress and challenges


GPE is releasing its final report on the implementation of GPE 2020, its strategy for the 2016–2020 period. See what the key results are in partner countries and for the partnership as a whole


With the completion of GPE 2020, the strategic plan for the 2016–2020 period, the 2021 Results Report presents the progress and achievements of the partnership as measured against targets set in the GPE 2020 results framework. The report also discusses GPE's response to the education emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Overall, the report shows that partner countries have made progress in learning, access and equity. For instance:

  • More children are learning – 70% of partner countries with data improved learning outcomes between 2010–15 (baseline) and 2016–19. Partner countries' capacity to conduct quality learning assessments also improved: almost half of partner countries had quality learning assessment systems in 2020, up from just a quarter in 2015.
  • More children have access to trained teachers – 39% of partner countries have fewer than 40 primary students per trained teacher in 2020, up from just 25% in 2015.
  • More and more children are completing basic education and the gender gap is narrowing.