Overseas Aid: Private Sector

International Development written question – answered on 31st January 2011.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what consultation he plans to undertake on his Department's new approach to working with the private sector.

Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The Secretary of State, officials at the Department for International Development (DFID) and I frequently meet with private sector representatives and numerous other interlocutors to inform and determine DFID's approach to working with the private sector.

In addition DFID also undertakes formal public consultations on specific policy issues relating to its work with private sector. Recent high level public consultations include on the reform of CDC Group plc and on the Microfinance Capacity Building Facility for Sub-Saharan Africa. Future consultations on specific opportunities for working with the private sector will be arranged as and when required.

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