New inquiry: Jobs and Livelihoods

15 July 2014

The International Development Committee invites short written submissions from interested organisations and individuals for its new inquiry. Among the issues the Committee will address are:

  • the main factors in increasing jobs and improving livelihoods in a sustainable and inclusive way;
  • whether DFID's expenditure shows sufficient understanding of these factors;
  • what has worked and what has failed in both DFID bilateral programmes (run by country offices and centrally-managed) and multilateral programmes it has funded;
  • whether DFID has the right balance between programmes which directly address jobs and livelihoods and those which address the enabling environment;
  • whether DFID has sufficient engagement with the private sector in developing countries and elsewhere to understand its priorities and its views on the role of development agencies in creating sustainable jobs and improving livelihoods;
  • the role of the UK Government's High Level Prosperity Partnerships in Africa initiative (the Committee will examine Tanzania as a case study);
  • the role of DFID in facilitating the work of NGOs, charitable organisations and organisations of professionals (eg Engineers for Development), and
  • the role of CDC and of ensuring appropriate financial mechanisms are available.

Written submissions

The Committee invites written submissions from interested organisations and individuals. The deadline for this is Monday 6 October. The Committee will consider requests for reasonable adjustments to its usual arrangements for taking evidence and publishing material, to enhance access. Please contact or telephone 02072191223

Please note
As part of a scheme to encourage paperless working and maximize efficiency, the Committee has a new web portal for online submissions of written evidence. Written submissions for this inquiry should therefore be sent via the International Development Committee website-Please click the evidence form to submit written evidence.

Written evidence submitted should:

Have a one page summary at the front
Be no longer than 3000 words in length
Have numbered paragraphs
Avoid the use of colour or expensive-to-print material

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