Financing the end of poverty by 2030


“What the UK can do to increase the impact of finances available to end extreme poverty by 2030.”

Wednesday 9 October 6.00-6.45pm, at IPU Room, Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament. Followed by a drinks and canapés reception, 6.45 – 7.30pm

The jointly hosted panel-based debate will focus upon the role of all resources in financing the end of poverty by 2030 and the UK’s role in releasing greater value from aid in particular.

The event will also be the UK launch of Development Initiatives’ inaugural Investments to End Poverty report. The event will consist of an interactive discussion, with floor participation and the sharing of knowledge, research and opinions.

Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP

Panel Members include:
Malcolm Bruce, Chair of the International Development Committee
Judith Randel, Executive Director, Development Initiatives

The panellists will share their perspectives ahead of widening the debate, and opening the discussion to the floor for audience participation, comments and questions. Judith Randel will provide detail of new research undertaken by Development Initiatives that maps the complex landscape of domestic and international resource flows to developing countries and explain its use in ending extreme poverty by 2030. Malcolm Bruce will talk about the current IDC enquiry into the future of development cooperation and will present some of the thoughts of the Committee on the financing of development. The Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP will then open up the discussion to the floor and provide some concluding thoughts. The evening will end with a drinks reception, where all attendees are welcome to discuss these issues further and reflect upon the opportunities and challenges presented.