Funding of the mandatory annual assessed contribution to UNESCO for calendar years 2016 - 2019 inclusive, covering the organisation's programme which includes Education, Science, Culture and Communication. Key programmes include the Education For All policy, Global Monitoring Report, Global Tsunami warning system, protection of Culture and World Heritage, Safety of Journalists and Freedom of Expression. Full details are in UNESCO's Programme and Budget.
MUPE is to improve the reach and quality of education services in Burma and help prepare Burma’s youth with the skills they need for life after school with the focus on English language, teacher education, examination systems, and education in protracted crises where the UK has a particular comparative advantage. The programme aims to reach up to 51,000 teacher educators, teacher trainees and teachers. Through Education Reform Facility, it intends to support priority reforms on assessment and examination in Burma’s National Education Strategic Plan (NESP) with impact on 9 million children of which support for up to 73,000 will be attributable to DFID. And it aims to support improved schooling in conflict-affected and ethnic areas to help 460,000 children in conflict-affected areas access better quality education, of which up to 46,000 attribuable to DFID.
To address the global learning crisis in education, this joint policy and research programme will: 1) Establish new global learning indicators, including a new education lead indicator, through support to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS), the People's Action for Learning (PAL) network, and other partners working to improve learning and equity data across DFID's focus countries. 2) Improve analysis and use of data on learning and equity, through supporting four more annual Global Education Monitoring Reports. 3) Transform research methods through a partnership with the UK National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) 4) Support emerging global initiatives to tackle other priority barriers to learning
To empower Tanzanian citizens and strengthen civil society by providing grants and capacity building support to selected civil society organisations, to increase the accountability and responsiveness of government. This contributes towards the Millenium Development Goals by ensuring Tanzanians are increasingly able to exercise their rights as citizens.
Provide Independent Advice on Education, Communication, Science and Culture in relation to UNESCO’s programme’s in order to improve their impact, ensuring benefits for all countries including the UK.