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Extreme poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals

Inquiry

The International Development Committee, which scrutinises the development work of the UK government, is starting an inquiry into Extreme Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals. The inquiry will look specifically at how the development work of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) impacts on United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 1, Target 1.1. This goal calls for the eradication of extreme poverty by 2030, where ‘extreme poverty’ is defined as earning less than $1.90 per day.

The new inquiry will aim to understand what the change in the rate at which extreme poverty is declining means for the FCDO’s development strategy and its current policies and programmes; examine the extent to which the FCDO’s strategies, policies and programmes target extreme poverty and make recommendations on how they might need to be changed; follow up on the work previously done by the Committee, and its predecessor in the previous parliamentary session, on the pandemic and its secondary impacts; and connect to the work the Committee is doing to ensure that the UK government’s foreign aid spending is effective and achieves good value for money.

Terms of reference: Extreme poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 18 February 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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26 April 2022
Inquiry Extreme poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals
Witnesses Dr Githinji Gitahi (Group CEO at Amref Health Africa), and Bessie Ndovi (National Coordinator at Civil Society Organisation Nutrition Alliance (CSONA, Malawi))
Committees International Development Committee
Oral Evidence
29 March 2022
Inquiry Extreme poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals
Witnesses Nick O’Donohoe (Chief Executive Officer at CDC Group), Diana Layfield (Chair at CDC Group), Mita Samani (Head of Private Sector at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office), and Caroline Read (Director of Economic Cooperation and Growth Directorate at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office)
Committees International Development Committee
Oral Evidence
1 March 2022
Inquiry Extreme poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals
Witnesses Shameran Abed (Executive Director at BRAC International), and Rachel Glennerster (Associate Professor at University of Chicago)
Committees International Development Committee
Oral Evidence
SDG0052 - Extreme poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals
Witnesses British International Investment
Committees International Development Committee
Written Evidence
SDG0051 - Extreme poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals
Witnesses Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Committees International Development Committee
Written Evidence
SDG0036 - Extreme poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals
Witnesses Bond
Committees International Development Committee
Written Evidence

Other publications

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Contact us

  • Email: indcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: indcom@parliament.uk, 020 7219 1223/1226 (Inquiry, evidence and General enquiries) / doylem@parliament.uk, 07842 601500 (Media enquiries only)
  • Address: International Development Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA