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International Development Committee

Commons Select Committee

The International Development Committee (IDC) was established to scrutinise the spending, administration and policies of the Department for International Development (DFID) and monitors the expenditure of Official Development Assistance (ODA) by other UK government departments.

Since 1 September 2020, DFID and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have been merged to form the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The IDC continues to be responsible for scrutiny of UK aid and ODA expenditure, including by the FCDO, and taking forward the work of the Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI).

International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact

Committee news

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Government has “pattern of trying to hide foreign aid cuts”
International Development Committee publishes correspondence on FCDO Main Estimates 2021-22
23 June 2021
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UK’s credibility as climate change leader examined
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 22 June at 2.30pm
17 June 2021
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Committee call for last Syria humanitarian crossing to stay open
International Development Committee publish correspondence on cross-border aid into Syria
16 June 2021
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Racism in foreign aid sector probed by Committee
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 15 June at 2.30pm
10 June 2021
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MPs oppose aid cuts and seek transparency
International Development Committee seek transparency on the aid budget
8 June 2021
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Budget cut to taxpayers’ value for money foreign aid watchdog
International Development Committee publishes correspondence on the ICAI budget
28 May 2021
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Committee investigates racism in the foreign aid sector
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 25 May at 2.30pm
20 May 2021
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MPs condemn cuts to girls’ education and ‘hiding’ of other aid reductions
International Development Committee publishes correspondence
19 May 2021
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UK aid projects in Pakistan focused on education examined
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 18 May at 2.30pm
13 May 2021
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Call for evidence opened on impact of UK aid cuts
International Development Committee issues call for written evidence on the future of UK aid
6 May 2021
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UK should support faster disbursement of African Development Bank funds to promote continent’s covid-19 recovery
International Development Committee publishes Report on the UK's support to the African Development Bank
5 May 2021
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UK can lead international response to addressing horrors in Tigray using its combined development and diplomatic prowess within the FCDO
International Development Committee publishes Report on the humanitarian situation in Tigray
30 April 2021
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Government dodges action to address secondary impacts of covid-19 on developing countries
International Development Committee publishes Government response
26 April 2021
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Foreign Secretary tells Committee that ODA country allocations may not be released until 2022
International Development Committee Chair comments following evidence session with the Foreign Secretary
22 April 2021
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Chair comments on the Written Ministerial Statement on ODA allocations
International Development Committee Chair releases statement on ODA allocation.
21 April 2021
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IDC launches climate change inquiry ahead of COP26
International Development Committee launches new inquiry on Climate change, development and COP26
20 April 2021
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Foreign Secretary to discuss looming aid cuts with MPs amid growing uncertainty among the development sector
International Development Committee hears from Secretary of State on Thursday 22 April at 9.30am
19 April 2021
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Minister James Cleverly to discuss UK aid cuts to Yemen
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 20 April at 2.30pm
15 April 2021
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What implications does the Integrated Review have for development?
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 13 April at 2.30pm
8 April 2021
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Government commits to withdraw funding from aid giants with poor safeguarding practices
International Development Committee publishes Government response
6 April 2021
Total results 431 (page 4 of 22)