Support the right of every girl in the world to have 12 years of quality education
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Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.53
We will stand up for the right of every girl in the world to have 12 years of quality education.
- This policy commits the UK government to supporting the right of all girls to 12 years of quality education.
- The November 2020 Spending Review reduced overseas development aid (ODA) spending from 0.7% of gross national income down to 0.5%, a move condemned by five former prime ministers, nearly 200 charities, various leading academics, and the International Relations and Defence Committee, among many other groups and individuals. Even the government’s own newly created Special Envoy for Girls’ Education resigned from her post in protest at the cut to ODA.
- There are always questions and debate around funding levels and implementation of education assistance programmes, but given the widespread condemnation from prominent politicians, academics and charities of the reduction in ODA and its negative impact on the world’s poor, this policy is ’broken’.
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