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 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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