Development finance and diaspora remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

South African Rand
11 March 2020

The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee will this week take evidence from the CDC Group on their investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, and will also take evidence on diaspora remittances to the region.


Wednesday 11 March in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • Colin Buckley, General Counsel and Head of External Affairs, CDC Group
  • Peter Maila, Investments Director, Africa Coverage Team, CDC Group

At 11.40am

  • Professor Gibril Faal OBE, Visiting Professor in Practice, London School of Economics, and Director, GK Partners

Possible questions

  • What have been the major economic trends and challenges facing countries in the Sub- Saharan African region over the past decade?
  • What is your view of the role of investment in poverty reduction, and what should be the balance between investment and development assistance?
  • To what extent is climate change a factor in CDC Group’s investment decisions?
  • Why does CDC Group invest in private equity funds, and how do private equity funds support sustainable economic development?
  • What is your assessment of the Global Compact on Migration? To what extent does it provide a framework for addressing the migration challenges and pressures facing Sub-Saharan African countries and their citizens?
  • How do remittances contribute to economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa?
  • What fiscal or regulatory measures could the UK Government consider to support remittances from the UK to Sub-Saharan Africa?
  • How can diaspora investments be harnessed to finance development in Africa?

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