Developing Countries: Private Education

Department for International Development written question – answered on 21st May 2018.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Government overseas development assistance expenditure has been spent (a) directly and (b) indirectly on low-fee for profit private schools since 2015; and which countries are the top ten recipients of such assistance.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

DFID does not track its ODA spend along these lines and this information is not held centrally within the department. As a result, this question could only be answered at disproportionate cost.

DFID can confirm, however, that it does not currently directly fund any Bridge International Academy schools.

The full list of educational programmes DFID engages in can be found at

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