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Non-DFID ODA spend for reducing poverty examined

24 April 2018

The International Development Committee takes evidence on UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) from Ministers and officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – the biggest spenders of ODA outside of DFID – and HM Treasury, the department with responsibility (jointly with DFID) for oversight of ODA.


Wednesday 25 April 2018, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 2.30pm

  • Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Liane Saunders, Strategy Director, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Dr Sharon Ellis, Director of International Science and Innovation, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

At 3.15pm

  • Jean Christophe Gray, Director, Public Services, HM Treasury

Purpose of the Session

As increasing amounts of UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) are spent by departments other than DFID, how can we make sure that this spending retains a primary focus on reducing poverty? How can we ensure that all parts of government are working together to deliver coherent ODA, and that ODA administered outside of DFID is sufficiently transparent?

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