New DFID Education Policy

The UK Government’s Department for International Development has just published it’s new ‘Education Policy: Get Children Learning‘. DFID says the policy “calls for a united effort by global and national leaders to address the learning crisis and ensure poor and marginalised children – who face the greatest challenges – are not left behind.”

Front cover of DFID policy document

The policy document has a relatively strong focus on inclusive education. One of the policy’s 3 priority areas is “Step up targeted support to the most marginalised”, and within this there is a focus on 3 priority groups of learners: children with disabilities, children affected by crisis, and hard-to-reach girls. EENET and many of the stakeholders we work with, will be keen to monitor the implementation of this policy.