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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).

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

Committee news

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Progress on tackling sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector examined
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 20 October from 2.30pm
16 October 2020
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Secretary dodges attempts to appear before Committee
International Development Committee publishes correspondence between the Committee and Foreign Secretary on accountability to Parliament
14 October 2020
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Secondary impacts of Coronavirus on development and UK response examined
International Development Committee begins taking evidence on the secondary development impacts of the Coronavirus
12 October 2020
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Allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the DRC by aid workers examined
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 13 October at 2.30pm
8 October 2020
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MPs to examine how UK aid is mitigating secondary impacts of coronavirus in developing countries
International Development Committee calls for written evidence on phase 2 of the impact of the Coronavirus on development inquiry
7 October 2020
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Government admits decision to merge FCO and DFID was taken without prior consultation with stakeholders
International Development Committee publishes Special Report
2 October 2020
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legal practitioners and advocates for change on sexual exploitation examined
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 6 October at 2.30pm
1 October 2020
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Statement by Chair on sexual abuse and exploitation by aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Chair of International Development issues statement on sexual abuse and exploitation by aid workers in DRC
30 September 2020
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Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector: next steps examined
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 22 September at 2.30pm
17 September 2020
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Prime Minister ‘relishes’ parliamentary scrutiny of foreign aid and promises a ‘free vote’ on the future of a development committee
Prime Minister examined by Chair of International Development Committee at Liaison Committee hearing
17 September 2020
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Chair urges Parliamentary support for Committee to scrutinise foreign aid across Government departments
International Development Committee publishes correspondence
15 September 2020
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Impact of the Coronavirus on development examined
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 15 September at 2.30pm
14 September 2020
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Government insists that Newton Fund does not constitute ‘tied aid’, and that demonstrating development impact of projects could take decades
International Development Committee publishes Government response
8 September 2020
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ICAI performance in 2019-20 and its future role examined
ICAI's performance in 2019-2020 examined
7 September 2020
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Committee seeks views on sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector
Evidence-gathering survey for the inquiry into Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector: next steps launched
13 August 2020
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Chair of IDC Committee comments on Foreign Secretary letter to Committee Chairs on ODA spend for 2020
International Development Committee Chair, Sarah Champion, Comments on Dominic Raab's letter
23 July 2020
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Government continues to seek peaceful resolution to the Rohingya crisis, MPs told
International Development Committee publishes Government response
23 July 2020
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Rushed DFID and FCO merger likely to be costly, disruptive and severely impact UK's superpower status
International Development Committee publishes Report on Effectiveness of UK aid: potential impact of FCO/DFID merger findings
16 July 2020
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MPs urge DFID to publish reviews on unsafe classrooms in Pakistan
Committee asks that the Department for International Development (DFID) publishes two reviews into unsafe classrooms built in Pakistan by IMC Worldwide
15 July 2020
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Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector: next steps examined
International Development Committee takes evidence on Thursday 16 July at 2.30pm
13 July 2020
Total results 439 (page 7 of 22)