Impact of non-DFID ODA on poverty reduction examined
8 March 2018
The International Development Committee takes evidence on the definition and administration of Official Development Assistance (ODA).
- Watch Parliament TV: Definition and administration of ODA
- Inquiry: Definition and administration of ODA
- International Development Committee
Tuesday 13 March 2018, Room 6, Palace of Westminster
- Keith Davis, Director, National Audit Office
- Terry Caulfield, Audit Manager, National Audit Office
- Professor Diana Mitlin, Managing Director, Global Development Institute
- Dr Emma Mawdsley, Fellow, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
- Melinda Simmons, Director of Implementation, Cross Government Funds, National Security Secretariat
- Dr Christian Dennys, Acting Head of the Joint Programme Hub, Cross Government Funds, National Security Secretariat
Purpose of the Session
By 2020, the Government expects around 30% of UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) to be spent by departments other than DFID, including via cross-government funds. In this second oral evidence session of the inquiry, the International Development Committee will examine and explore questions arising from this trend with witnesses from the National Audit Office, academics and Government, considering whether poverty reduction lies at the heart of aid and how levels of transparency can be improved.
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