United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Highlights

Gudele West Basic School outside Juba, South Sudan. Credit: GPE/David K. Bridges
February 27, 2019
On the sidelines of the recent Education World Forum in London, The PIE News caught up with South Sudanese Minister of education, Deng Deng Hoc Yai, who noted that their priorities are to promote...
Children raise their hands to answer the teacher's question at Bitiw Seye 1 Primary School in Tivaouane, Senegal. Credit: GPE/Chantal Rigaud
February 04, 2019
The extraordinary commitments made at the GPE Financing Conference in Dakar in February 2018 were the start of an eventful year. Let’s review some of the highlights, from additional funding to...
Gbimsi Junior High School, Savelugu, Ghana. Credit: GPE/ Stephan Bachenheimer
January 22, 2019
The Platform for Girls’ Education, a group of government representatives and heads of leading multilateral agencies like GPE, commissioned a report that found that girls still remain disadvantaged in...
Pledge for 2018-2020 replenishment:
GBP252,000,000
Share of 2018-2020 pledges:
14.7%
Total contributions to GPE:
US$1,124,517,996
Share of total contributions:
20.12%

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.

Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for International Development, UK. Photo credit: GPE/Heather Shuker
We believe in the Global Partnership for Education, which is why the UK has made the largest overall contribution to it for the last 15 years...Unless every child can reach their full potential, humanity never will.
Penny Mordaunt
Secretary of State for International Development, UK

The UK and GPE

The United Kingdom is the member representative of the Donor 3 constituency on the GPE Board. Canada is also part of this constituency.

 

Last updated January 25, 2019