Standing up for the right of every girl to 12 years of quality education is a major priority for this Government. Our bilateral programmes and funding to organisations like the Global Partnership for Education and Education Cannot Wait make the UK a global leader in promoting girls' education. We will soon be publishing a Girls' Education Action Plan, expanding our activity in this area and we will work with countries around the world to do more, to step up, to give every girl access to 12 years of quality education.
The Investing In Adolescent Girls in Rwanda programme was a life skills project not an education project.
Over the summer, the First Secretary and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury oversaw this decision-making process, which looked at every strand of the ODA budget. This thorough process has ensured we remain prioritised on poverty reduction for the 'bottom billion', as well as tackling climate change and reversing biodiversity loss, championing girls' education, UK leadership in the global response to Covid-19, and campaigning on issues such as media freedom and freedom of religious belief.