What implications does the Integrated Review have for development?
8 April 2021
International Development Committee takes evidence from development stakeholders on the future of UK aid.
Tuesday 13 April 2021 (Virtual meeting)
- Please note there is no physical access to Parliament
- Session will be conducted with remote participation by witnesses and Committee members
- Professor Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies
- Laurie Lee, Chief Executive, CARE International UK
- Lewis Brooks, UK Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, Saferworld
Purpose of the Session
In March, the Government published “Global Britain in a Competitive Age: the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy”, setting out the Government’s vision for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade. This includes a role for the UK as a global leader in diplomacy and development through commitments to global health and girl’s education. There are also some significant shifts in policy, such as a new geographic focus on the Indo-Pacific region.
In this evidence session, a panel of development stakeholders will consider the conclusions of the Review from a development perspective and consider how these conclusions should shape the Government’s future development strategy. With so little of the Review’s conclusions dedicated to international development, the Committee will also ask whether the Review enables the UK to maintain its credibility as a development superpower.
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