Australia pledges US$133 million to Global Partnership for Education for 2021-2025

At the Global Education Summit, the replenishment conference of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), on July 28 and 29, 2021, Foreign Minister Marise Payne announced that Australia would provide A$180 million (US$133 million) to the Global Partnership for Education's work in the Indo-Pacific region for the period between 2021 and 2026. Payne stated this would provide assistance to children across Asia and the Pacific, with a particular focus on girls, following the pandemic. This represented an increase from the A$90 million committed for 2018 to 2020.

GPE is a multi-stakeholder partnership between low- and middle-income countries, donors, multilateral and civil society organizations, foundations, and companies, founded in 2020 with the objective to give children and youth all over the world access to education. According to GPE, for the period between 2021 and 2025 US$5.0 billion is needed to support their work.

Press release - Minister for Foreign Affairs

News article -  BBC