Board of Directors

Learn more about Board members and their responsibilities and browse Board decisions and meeting documents


The Board of Directors is comprised of 20 constituencies representing all the partners of the partnership. A Board member and an alternate Board member represent each constituency. Board members serve for 3 years.


The Board of Directors meets face-to-face generally twice a year to review progress and make strategic decisions. Other meetings may also be held throughout the year as needed. See all Board meetings below, including documents circulated and decisions made.


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Date Type Reference Decision Background documents
July 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/07-01 Revision to grant to Niger
July 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/07-03 Start date of Eswatini Multiplier grant
July 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/07-04 Start date of Nigeria (Kaduna) Multiplier grant
July 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/07-05 Allocation for a system transformation grant and Girls’ Education Accelerator grant to Somaliland
July 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/07-06 Allocation for a system transformation grant to Senegal
July 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/07-07 Allocation for system transformation and Girls’ Education Accelerator grant to Niger
July 2023 Non-objection BOD/NO/2023/07-04 System transformation and Multiplier grant to Tajikistan
July 2023 Non-objection BOD/NO/2023/07-03 System transformation and Multiplier grant to Sierra Leone
July 2023 Non-objection BOD/NO/2023/07-02 System transformation and Girls’ Education Accelerator grants to Zimbabwe
July 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/07-02 Policy on implementation grant
July 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/07-09 Allocation of grants to Côte d’Ivoire
July 2023 Audio conference BOD/2023/07-01 Adaptation to operating model
July 2023 Non-objection BOD/NO/2023/07-01 June 2023 Board meeting report
June 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/06-01 Allocation for system transformation grant to Bhutan
June 2023 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2023/06-04 Extension of validity of system transformation grant to DRC


Three committees support the Board in fulfilling its functions in a strategic, transparent and efficient manner.

Executive Committee: carries out specific administrative functions and decisions as delegated by the Board, performs an advisory role to the Chief Executive Officer, both on general matters and specifically about recommendations to the Board on forthcoming grant application approvals, and monitors adequacy and implementation of GPE’s governance and ethics policies.

Mandate | Members | Chair: Susan Liautaud

Finance and Risk Committee: provides advice to the Board to ensure that resources are being managed efficiently, effectively and consistently with GPE's mission, goals, objectives and policies; oversees risk management practices and financial management and audit arrangements of GPE.

Mandate | Members | Chair: Nesmy Manigat

Performance, Impact and Learning Committee: monitors and oversees GPE’s performance, impact and learning, with a dedicated focus on results and based on data and evidence. This committee also oversees the implementation of GPE’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework and champions GPE’s engagement in wider global education initiatives.

Mandate | Members | Chair: Marie Soulié