The USAID Education Policy, (the Policy) effective November 2018, guides Agency-wide investments in education and is the primary source of direction for all education programming. The Policy outlines key principles and priority areas that are critical to supporting countries on their journey to self-reliance. 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 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 Policy throughout the program cycle.