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.
- Parliamentlive.tv: The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa
- Inquiry: The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa - prosperity, peace and development co-operation
- International Relations and Defence Committee
Wednesday 11 March in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster
- Colin Buckley, General Counsel and Head of External Affairs, CDC Group
- Peter Maila, Investments Director, Africa Coverage Team, CDC Group
- Professor Gibril Faal OBE, Visiting Professor in Practice, London School of Economics, and Director, GK Partners
- 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?