The International Development Committee has announced it will hold a one-off evidence session on Tuesday 17 April at 2.00pm on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The Committee will question the Secretary of State for International Development the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, senior Global Fund officials, and interest groups, on:
• the current funding situation of the Global Fund and DFID’s contribution to the Fund;
• the prospects for DFID achieving its development objectives if current funding shortfalls at the Fund are not addressed;
• the impact on people in developing countries from the delay in funding of new grants;
• the UK’s role in influencing other international donors; and
• reforms undertaken by the Global Fund to its management and business model, and improve risk management.
Invitation to submit evidence
Organisations and individuals are invited to submit a short submission to the Committee by Wednesday 4 April, addressing some or all of these issues, with a particular focus on DFID’s role. It is advised to keep submissions to 1,500 words if possible and to focus on key points that the Committee should raise during the session. Evidence should be submitted in Word or Rich text format.