Donor financing committed to education for the period 2012 to 2017 is currently around £220 million. No donor financing is channelled through government systems. South Sudan will be making an application for further Global Partnership for Education (GPE) financing from September 2015 to September 2017.
In 2012, DFID supported the Government of South Sudan (GRSS) to appraise its General Education Sector Plan (2012 to 2017) which aims to achieve at least 80% primary net enrolment. This included the costing of the 5 year plan, which was estimated at £940 million. The current annual allocation of domestic funding, around 7% of the national budget, would cover approximately £490 million of the total cost. The UK continues to press the GRSS to spend more of its own resources on the delivery of basic services, including education, to its citizens.