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Development Aid: Education

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 33873, tabled on 13 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to widen access to education in developing countries.

Answered on

20 April 2016

Improving access to education and the quality of learning for all children – especially those who are most disadvantaged - is a priority for the Department. The UK supported 11 million children in school between 2010 and 2015. We have again committed to support 11 million children in the poorest countries gain a decent education by 2020. Having children in school and learning enhances economic growth and contributes to better governance, peace and democracy.