“The way that I like to describe our work is to think about a staircase,” said Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in a recent interview on WBEZ’s “World View” program. “Every country needs a strong education system, which means that they need a staircase where kids can start on the bottom step and work their way toward the top step.”
In the 16-minute interview, Albright gave an overview of GPE’s work in 89 countries. Over the past decade, GPE has invested more than $4 billion toward education in developing countries. She described examples of successful projects in Cote d’Ivoire and Haiti, and she noted GPE’s support for education for refugees affected by conflict. Click here to hear the entire interview.