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MPs hold first evidence session to scrutinize development finance

12 June 2013

The International Development Committee holds its first evidence session on the Future of UK Development Co-operation inquiry: Phase 1 - Development finance, on Tuesday 18 June.

Witnesses

Tuesday 18 June, Committee Room 5

At 9.30am

  • Elizabeth Stuart, Director of Policy and Research, Save the Children
  • Richard Manning, Chair of Board of Trustees, Institute of Development Studies
  • Jonathan Glennie, Research Fellow

At 10.30am

  • Peter Chowla, Coordinator, Bretton Woods Project
  • Matthew Martin, Director, Development Finance International
  • Professor Stephany Griffith-Jones, Colombia University

Purpose of the session

This is the first evidence session for the Committee’s inquiry on Development Finance. The first panel offers the opportunity to discuss the changing needs for development assistance, new types of development finance and the potential impact of these changes on DFID’s future role. The second panel is a chance to explore the possible role for concessional loans and the pros of cons of setting up a UK development bank.

Further information

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