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.