No. 18 of Session 2003-04, dated 6 February 2004
THE USE OF SCIENCE IN UK INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY
SECOND EVIDENCE SESSION
Monday 23 February 4.30 pm
Committee Room 6
Capacity building in developing countries & development strategy
Professor Melissa Leach, Environment Group, Institute of Development Studies
Mr Simon Maxwell, President of the Development Studies Association of the UK
Dr Gordon Smith, Chair of the International Development Research Centre of Canada
Professor Ian Diamond, Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council
Mr Andrew Scott, Policy and Programmes Director, Intermediate Technology Development Group
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Notes for Editors
Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Committee is empowered to examine the Aexpenditure, policy and administration of the Office of Science and Technology and its associated public bodies@. The Committee was appointed on 12 November 2001.
The Committee announced its inquiry into The use of science in UK international development policy on 21 July 2003, see Press Notice No. 39 of Session 2002-03. It held its first evidence session with DfID officials on 12 January. The transcript of this session is on the web site. Further sessions are planned as follows:
Monday March 15th: Agriculture, forestry and environment
Monday April 5th: Engineering; health
Monday April 26th: Education & training; Government co-ordination
Witnesses to be announced.