Department for International Development written question – answered on 16th February 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding has been provided, directly or indirectly, towards assisting the government of Burma to reform education services in Burma.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The UK Government does not provide any funds directly to the government of Burma. DFID has provided £3million through UNICEF to improve the education system in Burma by increasing access and raising learning levels in government schools. This programme has funded teacher training, provided essential learning materials to pupils and funded technical inputs to the Burmese Ministry of Education’s evidence-based review of the education sector. UNICEF channels funds through project bank accounts and does not use government of Burma financial systems.

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