International Development Committee Announcement

EVIDENCE SESSION ON DFID AND THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Wednesday 19 March 2008, 10.00am

Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

Witness:

• Joseph Eichenberger, Vice President Operations, African Development Bank

This is the first evidence session for the Committee’s inquiry into DFID and the African Development Bank (AfDB). Key issues relating to the role and reform of the AfDB will be explored with a senior Bank official.   

Key issues to be examined in the inquiry are:

• The AfDB’s priorities and objectives

• The leadership role of the AfDB - regionally and on global issues

• Coherence between DFID objectives in Africa and those of the AfDB

• Managing multiple demands of AfDB shareholders

• The structure and administration of the AfDB

• The relationship between the AfDB and the World Bank

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Committee Membership is as follows: Malcolm Bruce MP (Chairman, Lib Dem), John Battle MP (Lab), Hugh Bayley MP (Lab), John Bercow MP (Con), Richard Burden MP (Lab), Stephen Crabb MP (Con), (Lab), Daniel Kawczynski MP (Con), Ann McKechin MP (Lab), Jim Sheridan (Lab), Mr Marsha Singh (Lab), Sir Robert Smith MP (Lib Dem).

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