Committee to question Permanent Secretary on the work of DFID

12 November 2010

The International Development Committee will hold an evidence session with the DFID Permanent Secretary on Tuesday 16 November for its inquiry into DFID in 2009-10 and the Resource Accounts 2009-10.


Department for International Development

  • Nemat (Minouche) Shafik, Permanent Secretary
  • Richard Calvert, Director General, Finance and Corporate Performance
  • Michael Anderson, Director General, Policy and Global Issues
  • Mark Lowcock, Director General, Country Programmes

The session offers the opportunity to assess DFID’s work, including:

  • DFID’s approach to assessing the effectiveness of aid and the role of DFID’s new aid watchdog
  • Reduction in DFID’s  administration costs
  • DFID’s use of technical assistance and consultants and whether reducing this expense could be an appropriate target for the new Government
  • The work of CDC, a DFID owned fund management business, which invests in the private sectors in developing countries especially Africa and South Asia.

The session is open to the public and will be held in Committee Room 5, starting at 10.30am.

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