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International Development Committee
Response letter from the Secretary of State published.
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 sets a bold and ambitious new challenge to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030.
The International Development Committee inquired into all aspects of DFID’s work on education. In particular, focusing on DFID's work in three key areas:
Evidence given by Dr Shannon May, Co-Founder, Bridge International Academies; Rt Hon Lord Bates, Minister of State for International Development, and Anna Wechsberg, Policy Director, Policy and Global Programmes, Department for International Development (at 9.45am).
Evidence given by Julia McGeown, Inclusive Education Technical Advisor, Handicap International UK, Lucy Lake, Chief Executive Officer, Camfed, and Professor Pauline Rose, Director, Research for Equitable Access and Learning Centre, University of Cambridge; Dr Joanna Härmä, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, and Professor Pauline Dixon, Professor International Development and Education, University of Newcastle (at 10.30am).
Evidence given by Dr Alison Evans, Chief Commissioner, Tina Fahm, Lead Commissioner, and Korina Cox, Team Leader, Independent Commission for Aid Impact; Rt Hon Lord Bates, Minister of State, Anna Wechsberg, Director, Policy and Global Partnerships, and Anna French, Head of Education and Policy Team, Department for International Development (at 3.00pm).
International Development Committee publishes letter on DFID's work on education: Leaving no one behind