Draft International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill

Inquiry Concluded: Report and Government Response published

The International Development Committee announced an inquiry into the Draft International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill on 19 January 2010.


The Committee published its final Report on 23 March 2010. See Chairman's Comments for further detail.

Government Response

The Government's Response was published on 30 March 2010.

Written evidence

The written evidence submitted to the inquiry can be accessed via the TSO Parliamentary Publications page.

Oral Evidence

The transcripts of oral evidence for this inquiry can be accessed via the TSO Parliamentary Publications page.


24 February 2010

  • Professor Lawrence Haddad, Director, Institute of Development Studies, Dr Alison Evans, Director, Overseas Development Institute, and Mr Simon Maxwell, Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute
  • Ms Karen Jorgensen, Head, Peer Review and Evaluation Division, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD
  • Mr Patrick Watt, Director of Development Policy, Save the Children; Ms Besinati Mpepo, Senior Economic Justice Policy Adviser, World Vision, for UK Aid Network (UKAN); and Mr Max Lawson, Head of Development Finance & Public Services, Oxfam
  • Mr Gareth Thomas MP, Minister of State, and Mr Sam Sharpe, Director, Finance and Corporate Performance Division, Department for International Development; and Ms Lizzie Rattee, Treasury Solicitor 



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