International Development written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of Mark Williams Mark Williams Liberal Democrat, Ceredigion

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department plans to provide further support to civil society organisations in Nigeria to provide oversight on public expenditure in the education sector through accountability and transparency initiatives.

Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The UK is providing support to monitor and track financial expenditure through the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria. This programme supports civil society and school based management committees to hold local governments and schools accountable for funds. The UK is currently in discussion with key civil society organisations as to what further support might be needed.

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