New inquiry: Beyond Aid: The Future UK Approach to Development

10 July 2014

The Secretary of State for International Development has said recently that the UK’s future approach to development will require a focus on the missing issues from the MDGs: economic growth, governance, rule of law, tackling corruption, peace and stability, and putting women and girls first. Achieving this will require a set of policies from a number of UK Government Departments that together provide a coherent, comprehensive approach.

A new IDC inquiry will consider what might come next in the UK’s approach to development, including the following issues:

  • the coherence of policies which affect development (including aid, security, prosperity, and climate);
  • the impact of the UK’s non-aid policies on developing countries; 
  • the underlying government mechanisms needed to support any changes, including:
  • The role of DFID in facilitating other UK Government departments and other UK organisations to assist developing countries;
  • The role of DFID in influencing the policies of other Whitehall departments;
  • Whether a stand-alone Department for International Development has a long-term future.

Written submissions

The Committee invites written submissions from interested organisations and individuals. The deadline for this is Friday 5 September 2014.  The Committee will consider requests for reasonable adjustments to its usual arrangements for taking evidence and publishing material, to enhance access. Please contact [email protected] or telephone 020 7219 1221.

Please note
As part of a scheme to encourage paperless working and maximize efficiency, the Committee is piloting a new web portal for online submissions of written evidence. Written submissions for this inquiry should therefore be sent via the International Development Committee website- Please click the evidence form to submit written evidence.

Written evidence submitted should:

Have a one page summary at the front
Be no longer than 3000 words in length
Have numbered paragraphs
Avoid the use of colour or expensive-to-print material

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