Overseas Aid

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th July 2013.

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Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reductions in donor development aid for basic education; and what plans they have to use their position as the largest bilateral donor to the sector to influence other donors to reverse that decline.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

As the largest bilateral donor to basic education the UK is playing its part; we have pledged to support 9 million children in primary school and 2 million in secondary school by 2014. In addition, the DfID Girls’ Education Challenge will support up to an additional 1 million of the world’s poorest girls, to complete their education. We continue to work with our donor partners—both new and emerging— to encourage them to fulfil their commitments on education.

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