A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

The International Development Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the Committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for International Development and its associated public bodies. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact reports to this Select Committee. [1]
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December 2013

Crisis in THE Central African Republic

  • Lynne Featherstone MP, DFID gave evidence on 3 Dec. [85]
  • Andrew McCoubrey, DFID gave evidence on 3 Dec. [85]
  • Rt Hon. Mr Stephen O’Brien MP, UK Special Envoy for the Sahel gave evidence on 3 Dec. [85]

ICAI’s Report on DFID’s Trade Development Work in Southern Africa

  • Graham Ward, ICAI gave evidence on 10 Dec. [87]
  • Mark Hellyer, Team Leader, ICAI Southern Africa Trade review gave evidence on 10 Dec. [87]
  • Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development gave evidence on 10 Dec. [87]
  • Mark Lowcock, DFID gave evidence on 10 Dec. [87]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 856

  • Graham Ward CBE, Chief Commissioner gave evidence on 3 Dec. [86]
  • Alexandra Cran-McGreehin, Head of Secretariat gave evidence on 3 Dec. [86]
  • Steve Jones, ICAI gave evidence on 3 Dec. [86]

November 2013

Implications for Development in the Event of Scotland Becoming an Independent Country

October 2013

THE CRISIS IN SYRIA

  • Right hon. Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development gave evidence on 22 Oct. [82]
  • Mark Bowman, Director General Humanitarian, Security, Conflict and International Finance gave evidence on 22 Oct. [82]

The Future of UK Development Co-operation Phase 1: Development Finance

The Implications for Development in the Event of Scotland Becoming an Independent Country

  • Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for External Affairs and International Development gave evidence on 31 Oct. [83]
  • Heather Jones, Scottish Government gave evidence on 31 Oct. [83]

September 2013

The Future of UK Development co-operation Phase 1: Development Finance

  • Simon Howarth, Mott MacDonald gave evidence on 3 Sep. [80]
  • Philip Schluter, Managing Director, Schluter Ltd gave evidence on 3 Sep. [80]
  • Caroline Ashley, Director, Ashley Insight Ltd gave evidence on 3 Sep. [80]
  • Diana Noble, CDC gave evidence on 3 Sep. [80]
  • Holger Rothenbusch, CDC gave evidence on 3 Sep. [80]
  • Edward Farquharson, Executive Director, PIDG Programme Management Unit gave evidence on 3 Sep. [80]

July 2013

ICAI’s Annual Report

  • Graham Ward, Chief Commissioner gave evidence on 9 Jul. [79]
  • Mark Foster, Commissioner gave evidence on 9 Jul. [79]
  • Diana Good, Commissioner gave evidence on 9 Jul. [79]
  • John Githongo, ICAI gave evidence on 9 Jul. [79]
  • Mark Lowcock, Permanent Secretary gave evidence on 9 Jul. [79]
  • Rachel Turner, DFID gave evidence on 9 Jul. [79]

The Future of UK Development Co-operation Phase 1: Development Finance

  • Owen Barder, Senior Fellow and Director for Europe, Centre for Global Development gave evidence on 2 Jul. [78]
  • Andrew Rogerson, Overseas Development Institute gave evidence on 2 Jul. [78]
  • Peter Young, Adam Smith International gave evidence on 2 Jul. [78]
  • Tamsyn Barton, European Investment Bank gave evidence on 2 Jul. [78]
  • Marc Engelhardt, Director of Development and Climate, KfW Development Bank gave evidence on 2 Jul. [78]
  • Dorothee Fiedler, Deputy Director General, German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development gave evidence on 2 Jul. [78]
  • Dr Chris West, Director, Shell Foundation gave evidence on 2 Jul. [78]

June 2013

Multilateral Aid Review

  • Daniel Gustafson, Deputy Director General, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) gave evidence on 25 Jun. [77]
  • Helen Evans, Deputy CEO, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) gave evidence on 25 Jun. [77]
  • Alison Evans, External Reviewer to the original Multilateral Aid Review, former Director of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) gave evidence on 25 Jun. [77]
  • Rt Hon Mr Alan Duncan MP, Minister of State for International Development gave evidence on 25 Jun. [77]
  • Anthony Smith, Department for International Development gave evidence on 25 Jun. [77]
  • Rachel Arrundale, Department for International Development gave evidence on 25 Jun. [77]

The Future of UK Development Co-operation Phase 1: Development Finance

May 2013

Minutes of EvidenceHC 107

  • Baroness Warsi, FCO gave evidence on 9 May. [73]
  • Emma Hopkins, FCO gave evidence on 9 May. [73]
  • Louise de Sousa, Head of Human Rights and Democracy Department gave evidence on 9 May. [73]
  • Lynne Featherstone MP, DFID gave evidence on 9 May. [73]
  • Jo Moir, DFID gave evidence on 9 May. [73]
  • Jen Marshall, Head of Profession for Social Development gave evidence on 9 May. [73]

April 2013

Global Food Security

The work of icai

  • Mr Mark Lowcock, DFID gave evidence on 16 Apr. [71]
  • Ms Joy Hutcheon, DFID gave evidence on 16 Apr. [71]
  • Ms Susanna Moorehead, DFID gave evidence on 16 Apr. [71]

March 2013

Global Food Security

  • Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, UN World Food Programme gave evidence on 26 Mar. [70]
  • Dan Gustafson, Deputy Director General (Operations), Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN gave evidence on 26 Mar. [70]
  • Marc Van Ameringen, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition gave evidence on 26 Mar. [70]
  • Sir John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Government Office for Science gave evidence on 26 Mar. [70]
  • Kanayo Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development gave evidence on 26 Mar. [70]
  • Dr Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute gave evidence on 26 Mar. [70]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 107

Violence against women and girls

February 2013

Global Food Security

Minutes of EvidenceHC 107

Violence Against Women

January 2013

Pakistan

  • Sir Michael Barber, DFID’s Special Representative on Education in Pakistan gave evidence on 17 Jan. [64]
  • Anwar Akhtar, Founding Director, theSamosa.co.uk gave evidence on 17 Jan. [64]
  • Dr Matthew Nelson, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London gave evidence on 17 Jan. [64]
  • Dr Ehtisham Ahmad, London School of Economics gave evidence on 17 Jan. [64]
  • David Steven, Senior Fellow, Centre on Institutional Cooperation, NYU and Brookings Institution gave evidence on 17 Jan. [64]
  • Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development gave evidence on 29 Jan. [65]
  • Moazzam Malik, Department for International Development gave evidence on 29 Jan. [65]

December 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 751

  • Mark Lowcock, DFID gave evidence on 11 Dec. [62]
  • Richard Calvert, DFID gave evidence on 11 Dec. [62]
  • Mark Bowman, DFID gave evidence on 11 Dec. [62]

Pakistan

  • Professor Anatol Lieven, King’s College London gave evidence on 18 Dec. [63]
  • Omar Waraich, journalist gave evidence on 18 Dec. [63]
  • James Fennell MBE, theIDLgroup gave evidence on 18 Dec. [63]
  • Michael Green, economist, author and development commentator gave evidence on 18 Dec. [63]

November 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 657

  • Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development gave evidence on 20 Nov. [61]
  • Michael Anderson, Special Envoy to the Prime Minister on the UN Development Goals gave evidence on 20 Nov. [61]

UK Aid to Rwanda

  • Rt Hon Mr Andrew Mitchell MP, former Secretary of State for International Development gave evidence on 8 Nov. [59]
  • Right Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development gave evidence on 13 Nov. [60]

October 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 657

July 2012

Examination of Witness

  • Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development gave evidence on 10 Jul. [56]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 403

  • Gerard Russell, Afghanistan Analyst gave evidence on 3 Jul. [54]
  • David Loyn, BBC Afghanistan and Development Correspondent gave evidence on 3 Jul. [54]
  • Orzala Ashraf, Independent Civil Society Activist gave evidence on 3 Jul. [54]
  • David Page, Afghanaid gave evidence on 3 Jul. [54]
  • Mervyn Lee, Mercy Corps gave evidence on 3 Jul. [54]
  • Howard Mollett, CARE International gave evidence on 3 Jul. [54]
  • Dr Stuart Gordon, London School of Economics gave evidence on 3 Jul. [54]

The Future of Afghanistan

  • Right Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development gave evidence on 10 Jul. [55]

The Future of Afghanistan: Development Progress and Prospects after 2014

June 2012

The Development Situation in Malawi and DFID's Development Programme in Zambia

The work of icai – June 2012

May 2012

Tax in Developing Countries

April 2012

Minutes of Evidence126

  • Gabriel Jaramillo, General Manager gave evidence on 17 Apr. [48]
  • Richard Manning, Chair of Mid-Term Replenishment Review, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria gave evidence on 17 Apr. [48]
  • Alan Court, Roll Back Malaria Partnership gave evidence on 17 Apr. [48]
  • Mike Podmore, Chair of the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development gave evidence on 17 Apr. [48]
  • Aaron Oxley, Member of Steering Committee, UK Coalition to Stop TB gave evidence on 17 Apr. [48]
  • Bernard Rivers, Executive Director, Aidspan gave evidence on 17 Apr. [48]
  • Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Department for International Development gave evidence on 17 Apr. [48]

Tax in Developing countries

THE GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA

  • Gabriel Jaramillo, General Manager gave evidence on 17 Apr. [45]
  • Richard Manning, Chair of Mid-Term Replenishment Review, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria gave evidence on 17 Apr. [45]
  • Alan Court, Roll Back Malaria Partnership gave evidence on 17 Apr. [45]
  • Mike Podmore, Chair of the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development gave evidence on 17 Apr. [45]
  • Aaron Oxley, Member of Steering Committee, UK Coalition to Stop TB gave evidence on 17 Apr. [45]
  • Bernard Rivers, Executive Director, Aidspan gave evidence on 17 Apr. [45]
  • Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Department for International Development gave evidence on 17 Apr. [45]

March 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 1680

February 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 1680

  • Mr Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development gave evidence on 7 Feb. [41]
  • Mr Antti Karhunen, Advisor, Cabinet of Commissioner Piebalgs gave evidence on 7 Feb. [41]
  • Mr Christopher Jones, Head of Cabinet, Cabinet of Commissioner Piebalgs gave evidence on 7 Feb. [41]
  • Mr Peteris Ustubs, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Cabinet of Commissioner Piebalgs gave evidence on 7 Feb. [41]

South Sudan: Prospects for Peace and Development

TAX IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES:

January 2012

EU Development Assistance

Minutes of EvidenceHC 1680

South Sudan: The birth of a nation and the Prospects for Peace and Development

December 2011

The Work of ICAI – December 2011

  • Graham Ward, ICAI gave evidence on 13 Dec. [36]
  • Mark Lowcock, DFID gave evidence on 13 Dec. [36]

November 2011

Department for International Development Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2010-11 and Business Plan 2011-15

Private Foundations

  • Jeff Raikes, Chief Executive gave evidence on 8 Nov. [35]
  • Laurie Lee, Gates Foundation gave evidence on 8 Nov. [35]
  • Rt Hon Alan Duncan MP, Minister of State for International Development gave evidence on 8 Nov. [35]
  • Ian Curtis, Deputy Director, Global Partnerships gave evidence on 8 Nov. [35]
  • Chris Whitty, DFID gave evidence on 8 Nov. [35]

October 2011

Private Foundations

Working Effectively in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: DRC and Rwanda

September 2011

Inquiry into Working Effectively in Fragile and ConflictAffected States: DRC, Rwanda and Burundi

  • This is something that is a key demand of Global we should think in wider terms. Tax havens, over which the UK has a lot of influence, including through its membership of the Financial Action Task Force, are a means through which companies can not only deprive very poor nations of huge amounts of revenues, but they also allow people to hide behind screen companies. They do the deals; we have no idea who the shareholders of those companies are. Every jurisdiction in the world should open up the books of the companies that are registered in those countries, they should say who the ultimate owners of every company registered in their jurisdiction are, otherwise we are essentially allowing financial crime to take place. Otherwise, countries that allow companies to register with anonymous shareholders and anonymous directors are making it much more likely that corruption will be taking place gave evidence on 13 Sep. [31]

Working Effectively in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: DRC and Rwanda

July 2011

Financial Crime and Development

The Closure of DFID's Bilateral Aid Programme in Burundi

Working Effectively in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: DRC and Rwanda

Working with Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: DRC, Rwanda and Burundi

June 2011

DFID's Role in Building Infrastructure in Developing Countries

  • Simon Howarth, Mott MacDonald gave evidence on 28 Jun. [28]
  • Stephen O'Brien MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development gave evidence on 28 Jun. [28]
  • Stephen Young, DFID Infrastructure Head of Profession gave evidence on 28 Jun. [28]
  • Terri Sarch, DFID gave evidence on 28 Jun. [28]

LIBYA

  • Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development gave evidence on 27 Jun. [27]

May 2011

DFID's Role in Building Infrastructure in Developing Countries

Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI)

  • Graham Ward CBE, Chief Commissioner gave evidence on 4 May. [23]
  • Mark Foster, Commissioner gave evidence on 4 May. [23]
  • John Githongo, Commissioner gave evidence on 4 May. [23]
  • Diana Good, Commissioner, Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI) gave evidence on 4 May. [23]

April 2011

DFID's Role in Building Infrastructure in Developing Countries

Infrastructure and Development

March 2011

The Future of DFID's Programme in India

February 2011

The Future of DFID's Programme in India

The Humanitarian Response to the Pakistan Floods

  • Mr Matthew Carter, CAFOD, Chair of the Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (CBHA) gave evidence on 17 Feb. [15]
  • Mr Graham MacKay, Oxfam, CBHA Board member gave evidence on 17 Feb. [15]
  • Mr Jehangir Malik OBE, Islamic Relief gave evidence on 17 Feb. [15]
  • Ms Vickie Hawkins, Médecins sans Frontières gave evidence on 17 Feb. [15]
  • Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, DFID gave evidence on 17 Feb. [15]

January 2011

Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2011): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2009, Quarterly Reports for 2010, licensing policy and review of export control legislation

The Future of CDC

The Future of DFID's Programme in India

December 2010

Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2011): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2009, Quarterly Reports for 2010, licensing policy and review of export control legislation

The Future of CDC

November 2010

Department for International Development Annual Report and Resource Accounts2009-10

The 2010 Millennium Development Goals Review Summit

  • The Rt Hon Mr Gordon Brown MP, Co­Convenor, Global Campaign for Education High­Level Panel gave evidence on 9 Nov. [5]

The World Bank

October 2010

Appointment of the Chief Commissioner of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact

  • Graham Ward, ICAI gave evidence on 26 Oct. [6]

The 2010 Millennium Development Goals Review Summit

July 2010

The Secretary of State's Plans for the Department for International Development

  • Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development gave evidence on 15 Jul. [2]