Quality teaching

GPE helps partner countries improve the quality of education by empowering teachers, and ensuring they are qualified, motivated and well supported.

Our results

67 million
more children
have access to professionally trained teachers since 2002
$528 million
in GPE grants in FY 2022
support teachers and teaching-related activities
More than
675,000 teachers
were trained with GPE funds in FY 2022


GPE in action

GPE supports quality teaching through the following interventions:

Focused investments: For effective teaching to happen, teachers must have the right knowledge and skills as well as professional development opportunities. 91% of GPE implementation grants active in FY22 included support for teachers and teaching-related activities, such as in-service training, pre-service training, teacher coaching and mentoring, teacher management, and teaching tools such as teachers’ guides and other pedagogical resources. GPE also leverages the results-based portion of its grants to focus on innovative ways to support teachers and incentivize the delivery of critical policy reforms to address obstacles to effective teaching.

Better planning and data: GPE supports countries to invest in policies and programs that are grounded in evidence to support quality teachers and teaching. GPE supports diagnostics of teaching quality, including better data on teachers and teaching.

Empowering teachers: Given teachers’ ability to understand the local needs and context, they should actively participate in policy dialogue. GPE supports the engagement of teachers and their associations in sector planning and monitoring and encourages the inclusion of teacher organizations in local education groups.

Learn more about the role of teachers in the partnership

Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX): KIX investments provide opportunities for capacity development, research and innovative practices to help countries improve both the quality of teaching and the effectiveness of teachers. The KIX regional hubs encourage countries to learn from their peers on innovative approaches that have improved teaching standards and children’s learning. KIX support includes three global grants focused on teacher professional development as well as regional investments and exchange.

Latest blogs and news

July 12, 2021
Uganda: Building a stronger teaching force
Between 2014 and 2020, GPE supported the Uganda Teacher and School Effectiveness program, which is focused on training and supporting teachers so they can use new and innovative ways to significantly improve children’s...