The Committee invites written evidence on the following points:
The key development priorities DFID and other Government Departments should be addressing in fragile and conflict-affected states;
The most effective mechanisms for delivering aid, and the role of DFID’s focus on results in fragile and conflict affected states;
Whether DFID works effectively in fragile and conflict-affected states including:
o Its efforts to strengthen governance and national institutions (including parliaments) to deliver services, security and justice
o How well it supports civil society organisations and communities directly
o How effectively it involves women in state-building processes including security, justice and economic empowerment programmes
o Whether DFID is organised to work effectively in difficult environments including staffing, skills, evaluation tools and incentives;
How well DFID works with multilateral organisations, including the World Bank, the EU and the UN, including its peacekeeping forces, and non-traditional donors in fragile and conflict-affected states;
Cross-Government working in fragile and conflict-affected states and regions including support for policing and security sector reform, the role of DFID in the Building Stability Overseas Strategy and the contribution of the Conflict Pool.
The Committee invites short written submissions from interested organisations and individuals, especially those from developing countries.
The deadline for submitting written evidence is Monday 9 May 2011.
A guide for written submissions to Select Committees may be found on the parliamentary website at: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/witnessguide.pdf ( PDF 1.25 MB)