03 Feb 2015
Ms Diane Abbott MP

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government gave to the Ministry of Education in Burma on that country's National Education Law.

Answered by Mr Desmond Swayne on 10 February 2015

The UK Government has not provided any funding directly to the government of Burma in developing the National Education Law. DFID, together with other International Development Partners, has funded technical inputs to the Burmese Ministry of Education’s evidence-based review of the education sector. This review has informed the development of the National Education Law. I met with Burma’s Deputy Minister for Education in January and encouraged the government of Burma to consult with donors and civil society on further rules relating to the National Education Law.

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