Global Justice Now has a long history of campaigning against the misuse of the UK's aid budget. We fight against those who seek to profit from the UK's aid budget, push back against aid being used to privatise public services overseas and prevent the government from using aid to promote foreign business and military interests around the world.

We campaign for an alternative approach to aid spending that is steeped in principles of social justice, equality and the global redistribution of political and economic power. 

The UK’s role in privatising education around the world

Each year, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is spending millions promoting education privatisation in developing countries.

Just as with the privatisation of education in England, our aid budget is being used to promote the interests of big business. Instead of pursuing market-based solutions, DFID needs to promote and support free, quality, public education – and put pupils before profit.

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In Whose Interest - The UK's role in privatising education around the world

Read our latest report

This report, published by Global Justice Now and the National Education Union, examines the problems with privatisation of school education around the world and the role of the Department for International Development in pushing it through its aid programme.



Learn more

Read our resources on aid:

1.       Re-imaging UK aid: What a progressive strategy could look like

2.       Conflict Stability and Security Fund: Diverting aid and undermining human rights 

3.       Privatisation of UK aid: How Adam Smith International is profiting from the UK aid budget 

4.       Inviting Scandal: DFID's dangerous plans to expand its controversial private equity arm 

5.       Profiting from poverty, again: DFID's support for privatising education and health 

6.       Gated Development: Is the Gates foundation always a force for good