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Development finance and diaspora remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

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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