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Developing Countries: Education

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 149085, tabled on 1 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is she taking to enable women and children to access education in developing countries.

Answered on

7 June 2018

DFID’s new Education Policy, Get Children Learning, sets out how we will reach the most marginalised children, including the hardest to reach girls, children with disabilities and children caught up in emergencies and conflict. DFID does this through significant investments both bilaterally and multilaterally. In 2016 the UK spent £964 million bilaterally on education, whilst remaining the largest bilateral donor to the Education Cannot Wait and Global Partnership for Education programmes. In addition, the UK is a global leader on girls’ education, with our Girls’ Education Challenge programme helping a million marginalised girls access a quality education since 2012.