In this first evidence session of the inquiry, the committee will take evidence on the recently published DFID Strategy for Disability Inclusive Development 2018-23 with evidence from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) and the Department for International Development (DFID).
Tuesday 26 March 2019, Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Independent Commission for Aid Impact
- Dr Tamsyn Barton, Chief Commissioner
- Paul Spray, Team Leader on ICAI’s Rapid Review into DFID’s approach to disability in development
Department for International Development
- Rt Hon Lord Bates, Minister of State for International Development
- Darren Welch, DFID's Director of Policy
- Rachel Kean, Disability Adviser for the Disability Inclusion Team
Purpose of the Session
In this first evidence session of the inquiry, the committee will take evidence on the recently published DFID Strategy for Disability Inclusive Development 2018-23. During the first part of the session the committee will hear from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) on DFID’s work on disability before and after the publication of DFID’s 2018 strategy last December. ICAI published a rapid review on DFID’s approach to disability in development in May 2018 and continues to investigate this area of DFID’s work.
In the second part of the session the committee will hear from Lord Bates and DFID officials working on implementing the 2018 strategy, on early implementation and what DFID is doing to ensure it is considering ICAI’s review recommendations, and concerns raised by organisations working in this area.
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