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Commonwealth Education Fund

Volume 456: debated on Friday 2 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much UK Government funding was allocated to educational facilities and activities in (a) Kenya, (b) Tanzania, (c) Ghana and (d) The Gambia by the Commonwealth Education Fund in each year since 1998. (111880)

The Commonwealth Education Fund (CEF) commenced in 2002 as part of an initiative launched by the Chancellor. The UK Government as well as other donors, including non-governmental organisations, have contributed to the CEF since its launch.

The following table shows the total funds allocated to educational facilities and activities in the four countries (figures provided by the CEF):

£

Kenya

Tanzania

Ghana

The Gambia

2002

166,408

1,989

14,511

6,002

2003

497,720

34,689

197,258

9,490

2004

675,553

120,783

340,075

86,937

2005

581,190

258,499

388,432

91,807

20061

686,651

484,036

356,654

147,703

2007-081

100,000

150,000

150,000

65,000

Total

2,704,522

1,049,996

1,446,930

433,939

1 Estimated expenditure