Friday 2 February 2018 / 12:04 PM International Development / Kate Osamor

Kate Osamor response to DfID announcement on Global Partnership for Education

Kate Osamor MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, commenting on the announcement by the Department for International Development on its pledge to replenish the Global Partnership for Education, said:

“While it may sound like a lot of money, this is a deeply dispiriting announcement from the government that now leaves a £125 million hole in the Global Partnership for Education’s finances. By failing to make a substantial, early pledge well ahead of the Summit in Senegal, the Government has gone against the recommendations of Parliament’s International Development Select Committee.

“This announcement is not just about this Tory government surrendering Britain’s reputation as a global leader in the field. It will also mean millions of the world’s poorest children miss out on the chance of an education and their best route out of poverty.”