International Development Committee: Inquiry

Development Assistance in Insecure Environments: Afghanistan

The International Development Committee announced an inquiry into DFID's development assistance in Afghanistan on 19 July 2007.


The main contact for this inquiry is Dr Anna Dickson, Committee Specialist. Tel: 020 7219 2738 Email:

Written evidence

Individuals and organisations were invited to submit written evidence relevant to the Committee’s terms of reference.

Oral Evidence

The Committee held oral evidence on 23 October 2007, 15 November 2007 and 17 January 2008

Press Notices

28/4/08 - Publication of Government Response

14/2/2008 - Publication of Report

7/2/2008 - Announcing the publication of the Report

4/12/2007 - Reply from the Secretary of State to the Committee's latter of 20 November 2007

20/11/2007 - Letter to the Secretary of State and programme of Committee visit to Afghanistan

8/11/2007 - Second evidence session

18/10/2007 - First evidence session

19/07/2007 - Terms of reference announced


The Committee published its Report on Reconstructing Afghanistan on 14 February 2008.

Government Response

The Government's Response was published on Thursday 1 May 2008.

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Further information:  Terms of Reference,

Letter to Secretary of State

Programme of Committee's visit to Afghanistan

Reply from Secretary of State