The USAID Education Policy guides Agency-wide investments in education and is the primary source of direction for all education programming. The Education Policy outlines key principles and priority areas that are critical to supporting partner country education systems to achieve equitable, sustainable, quality learning and education outcomes. It applies to all USAID education programming, regardless of the funding account, directive, or program area, and regardless of the managing Operating Unit, office, or team. The Education Policy reinforces the goals outlined in the U.S. Government Strategy on International Basic Education (FY 2019-2023). This document provides guidance on implementing the Education Policy throughout the program cycle.