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International Development Committee
Report and Government response published
The International Development Committee (IDC) identifies serious failings in the preparation and presentation of UK’s first Voluntary National Review of progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The UK has taken a long time to get around to producing a VNR (some countries have produced two since 2015) and so expectations were naturally that much higher, and the disappointment that much greater. The Government had 19 months between committing to a VNR and producing it. Despite this, the timeline was squeezed and most of the work – and virtually all of the engagement activity – was left to the last few months, preventing stakeholders from meaningfully engaging in, or influencing, the final report.
Evidence given by Rt Hon Rory Stewart OBE MP, Secretary of State for International Development, Nick Dyer, Director General, Economic Development and International, Department for International Development
Evidence given by Richard Curtis CBE, UN SDG Advocate, and Kate Garvey, Co-Founder, Project Everyone.
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Committee to publish Government response to its Twelfth Report