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UK's approach to tackling corruption overseas examined

22 March 2016

The International Development Committee hears from senior development advisers on tackling corruption overseas.

Witnesses

Tuesday 22 March 2016, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

  • Professor Paul Heywood, University of Nottingham
  • Alina Rocha Menocal, Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
  • Aled Williams, Senior Adviser, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

At 10.45am

  • Robert Barrington, Executive Director, Transparency International UK
  • Shauna Leven J.D., Director of Anti-Corruption Campaigns, Global Witness
  • Gareth O’Hagan, Head of Extractive Industries Governance Team, Adam Smith International
  • Oliver Pearce, Policy Manager, Oxfam GB

Purpose of the Session

The Committee will explore a broad range of issues including definitions of corruption, methods of curbing corrupt activities overseas and the need for further research.

They will focus particularly on Department for International Development's anti-corruption policies and programming, as well as looking more broadly at the UK’s approach to anti-corruption and its impact on developing countries. The session will aim to identify priorities for DFID and for the wider UK Government in the run up to the Anti-Corruption Summit.

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