The 2011 GPE monitoring exercise seeks to support mutual learning about aid effectiveness. In particular, it (1) provides a framework for discussions on aid effectiveness among partners in local education groups (LEGs), (2) collects baseline data for the GPE Results Framework, and (3) generates a closer understanding of the role of LEGs and national education plans in promoting sector dialogue, partnership, and aid effectiveness. It engages with two basic questions: (1) How is education aid delivered and managed? and (2) How do partners cooperate and engage in a dialogue on education? It thereby underlines that it is not only important how much education aid is provided but also the coordination and cooperation among partners in undertaking initiatives and delivering aid. The application of the principles of aid effectiveness represents a way to improve development cooperation and aid delivery in education, though it may not be directly attributable to development results. The aid effectiveness agenda is, nonetheless, a vehicle to achieve improved education results by providing individually and collectively sustainable support in the implementation of national education plans.
Global Partnership for Education
Quality of education
International cooperation in education