Board of Directors

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

The GPE Board of Directors sets the partnership’s policies and strategies.

The Board mirrors the wide-ranging and diverse nature of the partnership and includes members from lower-income country governments and all development partners: donors, civil society organizations, private sector and foundations, and multilateral agencies and regional banks.

The responsibilities of the Board include:

  • reviewing performance of key strategic initiatives that are core to GPE’s goals
  • considering the key risks that can derail those goals
  • adapting and adjusting its business model and platforms as warranted.

The Board also serves as a global leader, advocate and convenor for education.


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 2 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
January 2022 Non-objection BOD/NO/2022/01-01 Report of the meeting of the Board
January 2022 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2022/01-01 Proposed revision to Chad program implementation grant
January 2022 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2022/01-02 Allocation for an accelerated funding grant to Myanmar
December 2021 Non-objection BOD/2021/12-06 Revised membership of Performance, Impact and Learning Committee
December 2021 Affirmative vote BOD/2021/12-05 Proposed extension of Yemen program implementation grant
December 2021 Face to face BOD/2021/12-01 Recruitment and selection of new Chief Executive Officer
December 2021 Face to face BOD/2021/12-02 Midpoint review of World Bank-GPE hosting arrangements
December 2021 Face to face BOD/2021/12-03 Delegation of authority to Secretariat to approve indicative Multiplier allocations
December 2021 Face to face BOD/2021/12-04 Operational details: Frontloaded cofinancing
November 2021 Non-objection BOD/2021/11-04 Recruitment and selection of a new CEO
November 2021 Non-objection BOD/2021/11-02 Revised membership of the Finance and Risk Committee
November 2021 Non-objection BOD/2021/11-03 Extension of validity of Multiplier 1.0
November 2021 Non-objection BOD/2021/11-01 Extension of provisional Independent Technical Advisory Panel
October 2021 Audio conference FRC/2021/10-01 Increase of system capacity grant allocations for federal countries and Eastern Caribbean and Pacific regions
October 2021 Audio conference FRC/2021/10-02 Multiplier efficiency and transparency improvements


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: Donatienne Hissard