Education: Developing Countries

Department for International Development written question – answered on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Kate Osamor Kate Osamor Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help meet the aims of Sustainable Development Goal 4.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for International Development

The government is committed to the aims of Sustainable Development Goal 4, in particular ensuring that children in developing countries are able to access a good quality education.

The UK supported 11 million children in school between 2011 and 2015. The UK is also leading the way on reaching the most marginalised children including through flagship programmes such as the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) which is supporting 1 million of the world’s most marginalised girls. We have stepped up on education in emergencies through our funding of Education Cannot Wait. We have also committed to getting more children with disabilities into school and learning. The UK has funded 380,000 teachers through our multilateral contributions. All are critical elements of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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