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Should more of International Development pot be spent on Education?

Should more of International Development pot be spent on Education?

Education should receive a bigger share of the UK's overseas aid budget, a cross-party report from MPs says.

The International Development Select Committee said education is vital to improving lives in the world's poorest countries.

The proportion of the UK's aid budget spent on education was about 7% in 2015, according to MPs.

Stephen Twigg, who chairs the committee, said more must be done for the "most marginalised children".

The report, examining the Department for International Development's work on education, highlights the lack of access to education in developing countries and conflict zones.

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