At the Global Education Summit, the replenishment conference of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), on July 28 and 29, 2021, Germany committed €316 million (US$375 million) to GPE for the period between 2021 and 2026. Part of this pledge are commitments worth €100 million (US$117 million), which Germany already confirmed to provide for GPE’s Girl’s Education Accelerator in May of 2021, as well as €25 million for GPE's COVID-19 response window.
The German NGO ONE criticized Germany’s commitments as insufficient, calling on Germany to pledge €110 million per year or €660 (US$653 million) by 2026. More funds and action are needed, the campaign said, given the devastating effects of the COVID-19 crisis on international education.
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.