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Department for International Development’s Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12

24 October 2012

The International Development Committee is to conduct its annual inquiry into the Department for International Development’s Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12

Invitation to submit Written Evidence

The Committee invites short written submissions from interested organisations and individuals, on the Annual Report, especially on the following areas:
 
• Trends in DFID’s expenditure and total UK ODA, including
o the split between bilateral and multilateral expenditure
o administration expenditure. 
• DFID’s ability to spend the large increase in its 2013-14 budget efficiently and effectively
• How DFID uses the research it funds to inform policy
• DFID’s results framework, including the choice of indicators in its Annual Report and the reporting of progress 
• Whether DFID’s current staffing levels are adequate
• DFID’s use of consultants and whether they offer value for money
• Whether DFID’s procedures are too bureaucratic
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The deadline for submitting written evidence is Monday 19 November.
Written evidence submitted should:

• Be no longer that 3000 words in length 
• Have numbered paragraphs
• Avoid the use of colour or expensive-to-print material
• Be provided electronically in MS Word (No PDF’s) by e-mail to [email protected]. Submissions can also be sent by post to International Development Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA. 
View guidance on giving evidence to Select Committees.

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