International Development Committee Announcement

EVIDENCE SESSION ON DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2008

Thursday 30 October, 2.00 pm

Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses:

  • Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Secretary of State for International Development
  • Martin Dinham, Director General International, Department for International Development
  • Andrew Steer, Director General Policy and Research, Department for International Development

This is the third and final evidence session for the inquiry into DFID’s Annual Report 2008, following sessions with DFID’s Independent Advisory Committee on Development Impact (IACDI) and with the Department’s Permanent Secretary and officials in July. It offers the opportunity to look at DFID’s primary objective - meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - in light of the UN High Level Event on the MDGs held in September 2008. The session is a chance to explore new financial pledges and development initiatives agreed at the Event with the Secretary of State, and to discuss the possible impact of the global financial crisis on development assistance.

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

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