International Development Committee

DFID's work on Bangladesh, Burma and the Rohingya crisis inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Report in preparation for part 1 - the Rohingya crisis.

Accepting written submissions for part 2 - DFID's work on Bangladesh and Burma - the deadline is Wednesday 20 December.     

Scope of the inquiry

Speaking at the Tuesday 17 October Commons debate on “The persecution of the Rohingya by the Myanmar Government”, the Chair of the International Development Committee announced an inquiry into DFID’s work in Bangladesh and Burma that would start by looking at the UK’s response to the Rohingya crisis.

Bangladesh and Burma as neighbouring countries face many similar development challenges. DFID has large aid programmes in both countries. The recent Rohingya crisis has brought the world’s attention to their mutual border. DFID’s 2017/18 Bangladesh bilateral country programme budget is £159 million. In Burma, DFID’s budget is £94 million for 2017/18.

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