Aid to education
In the UK, the Department for International Development (DFID) is responsible for managing development policy. DfID is among the largest funders of primary education in the OECD DAC.
Among the priorities for the UK’ development cooperation in education can be found:
- Access to a basic education cycle of primary and lower secondary, particularly in countries affected by fragility and conflict
- Girls’ education and transition to secondary
- Quality of teaching and learning, particularly for basic literacy and numeracy
- Skills to link young people to opportunities, jobs, and growth.
In 2015, the top five recipients of UK bilateral ODA were: Pakistan, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Syria.
The UK and GPE
*The UK pledge is for up to GBP 300 million and is capped at 15% of burden share, with two tranches of GBP 50 million conditioned on GPE reforms. With the cap, the UK’s contribution for 2015-2018 will not exceed GBP 210 million.