Alistair Burt MP questioned on inclusive and quality global education

18 October 2017

The International Development Committee continues its major inquiry into the Department for International Development's work on education from the last Parliament.


Wednesday 18 October 2017, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 2.00pm

  • Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for International Development (and Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office)
  • Anna Wechsberg, Policy Director
  • Ian Attfield, Senior Education Adviser

Purpose of the Session

The Committee hears from Rt Hon Alistair Burt, Minister of State for International Development, on how the Department for International Development (DFID) supports the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning for all.

The session explores how DFID is supporting efforts to get the 260 million young people currently out of school around the world into education and training, including the very poorest children, girls, children with disabilities, and those caught up in emergencies.

The Committee addresses the Department’s commitment to global education, its focus on particular marginalised categories of children and young people, its approach to low-fee private schools, its commitment to multilateral financing and the balance of funding between different levels of education, from early years to university.

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