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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).


Tuesday 13 March 2018, Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

  • Keith Davis, Director, National Audit Office
  • Terry Caulfield, Audit Manager, National Audit Office

At 10.30am

  • Professor Diana Mitlin, Managing Director, Global Development Institute
  • Dr Emma Mawdsley, Fellow, Newnham College, University of Cambridge

At 11.00am

  • 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.

Further information

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