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International development research explored by Committee

12 July 2016

On Tuesday 12 July, the Science and Technology Committee hears evidence on Government funding of international development research and development work.


Tuesday 12 July in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Jeremy Farrar OBE, Director, Wellcome Trust
  • Professor Sir John Beddington, former Government Chief Scientific Adviser
  • Professor Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

At 11.55am

  • Professor Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Development (DfID)
  • Rurik Marsden, Deputy Director, Research and Evidence Division, DfID
  • Jenny Dibden, Director Research Base, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Head of the Government Social Research Service

Areas of discussion

The evidence sessions cover areas such as:

  • The role of DFID research and development
  • Coordination between Government departments
  • The new multimillion pound Global Challenge Research Fund
  • The strategies behind R&D

Further information

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