International Development Committee Announcement


DFID and the African Development Bank

The International Development Committee will publish its report on DFID and the African Development Bank at 00:01 on Tuesday 13 May 2008 as the Seventh Report from the Committee, Session 2007-08 (HC 441-I). A volume of oral and written evidence will be published separately as HC 441-II.

Embargoed copies of the Report will be available from 10.00 am on Monday 12 May, for collection by witnesses and the press only from the Reception Desk at 7 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA and from the Press Gallery, House of Commons. To reserve a copy or if you have a query please e-mail Ian Hook on

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Committee Membership is as follows: Malcolm Bruce MP (Chairman, Lib Dem), John Battle MP (Lab), Hugh Bayley MP (Lab), John Bercow MP (Con), Richard Burden MP (Lab), Mr Stephen Crabb MP (Con), Daniel Kawczynski MP (Con), Ann McKechin MP (Lab), Jim Sheridan MP (Lab), Mr Marsha Singh MP (Lab), Sir Robert Smith MP (Lib Dem).

Terms of reference for the inquiry were as follows:

  • The AfDB’s priorities and objectives
  • The leadership role of the AfDB - regionally and on global issues
  • Coherence between DFID objectives in Africa and those of the AfDB
  • Managing multiple demands of AfDB shareholders
  • The structure and administration of the AfDB
  • The relationship between the AfDB and the World Bank

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