For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Office of Press Relations
Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power announced the United States, through USAID, will invest $305 million in the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) over the next three years. The announcement was made virtually at the GPE Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025 in London. The event was co-hosted by the United Kingdom and Kenya.
The announcement highlights USAID’s efforts to assist partner countries in building education systems back better as countries respond and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. At the height of school closures, COVID-19 disrupted the education of as many as 1.6 billion learners in 190 countries. Thankfully, that number has declined dramatically, yet over 31 million children still remain out