Civil society organizations’ collaboration with the Global Partnership is essential to keep education a high priority on the development agenda.
Civil society organizations (CSOs) help shape education policies and monitor programs, and hold governments accountable for their duty to fulfill the right to education. CSOs can be small or large, national or international, and include also parents’ associations, children’s and youth organizations, and teacher unions.
The Global Partnership works with organized CSO networks such as the Global Campaign for Education and Education International, which help facilitate collaboration among organizations and strengthen national and global linkages.
CSOs actively participate in the Global Partnership governance, with 3 of the 19 seats on the Board of Directors reserved for their constituency.