International Development Committee Announcement

EVIDENCE SESSION ON DFID AND THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Thursday 24 April 2008, 10.30am

Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses:

  • Gillian Merron MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development and DFID officials

This will be the second and final evidence session in the Committee’s inquiry into DFID and the African Development Bank (AfDB). It will examine how DFID can best assist the AfDB to achieve its potential as a lender and explore the extent to which AfDB development objectives match those of the UK. 

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), Daniel Kawczynski MP (Con), Ann McKechin MP (Lab), Jim Sheridan (Lab), Mr Marsha Singh  MP (Lab), Sir Robert Smith MP (Lib Dem).

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