Developing Countries: Education

Department for International Development written question – answered at on 24 July 2018.

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Photo of Dan Carden Dan Carden Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when her Department will set out its policy on the UN-backed International Finance Facility for Education; and if the Government will make i t its policy to provide a financial guarantee to that facility.

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

The UK is reviewing the proposal for the International Finance Facility for Education. We will set out our policy towards the Facility, including the potential provision of financial guarantees, once the technical design work has been concluded. The World Bank, on whose support the Facility depends, have agreed to reach a view on the Facility ahead of UNGA.

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