Africa: Offences against Children

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 20th October 2020.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding he has allocated to programmes to (a) support the education of and (b) prevent violence against children in (i) Ethiopia, (ii) Ghana, (iii) Kenya, (iv) the Democratic Republic of Congo, (v) Mozambique, (vi) Nepal, (vii) Nigeria, (vii) Rwanda, (viii) Sierra Leone, (ix) Tanzania, (x) Uganda, (xi) Zambia and (xii) Zimbabwe in the last three years.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has allocated the following funding directly to education:

UK Bilateral Education ODA Spend (excluding post-secondary)

£ millions

2017

2018

2019

Total UK

Total UK

Total UK

Congo, Dem. Rep.

9.2

9.9

4.8

Ethiopia

4.6

18.0

24.5

Ghana

7.3

5.9

7.5

Kenya

1.3

0.5

1.0

Mozambique

2.7

2.8

3.4

Nepal

1.1

1.0

0.9

Nigeria

31.1

25.6

26.3

Rwanda

8.8

18.5

10.8

Sierra Leone

12.4

10.6

9.6

Tanzania

28.1

26.6

21.2

Uganda

2.3

7.4

8.5

Zambia

1.6

0.5

0.3

Zimbabwe

13.8

15.5

5.2

Source: Final Statistics for International Development 2019 (SID)

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Note 1: values exclude the OECD DAC "Post-secondary education" broad sector

Note 2: values include the OECD DAC "Education, Level Unspecified" broad sector, which may cross-cut all tiers of education

FCDO provides significant support to protect children from violence in developing countries, with child protection interventions embedded across our development and humanitarian programming. There are currently no markers within the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) database that allow for the systematic identification and tracking of all spending on violence against children. FCDO will consider engaging with the OECD about how this might be tracked via Official Development Assistance Statistics in the future.

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