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Aid to education
The Department for International Development (DFID) is responsible for managing U.K. development policy. DFID is among the largest funders of primary education in the OECD DAC.
The priorities for the U.K.’s development cooperation in education are:
- Access to a basic education cycle of primary and lower secondary, particularly in countries affected by fragility and conflict
- Girls’ education and their transition to secondary schooling
- Quality of teaching and learning, particularly for basic literacy and numeracy
- Skills to link young people to opportunities, jobs and growth
In 2017, the top recipients of basic education ODA disbursement were: Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan and Tanzania.
Former U.K. Secretary of State for International Development – February 2018
The United Kingdom and GPE
The United Kingdom sits on the Strategy and Impact Committee and the Coordinating Committee. The U.K. chairs the Grants and Performance Committee.