Developing Countries: Overseas Investment

International Development written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to her speech given at the London Stock Exchange on 27 January 2014

(1) which the major partner companies are that she referred to in the section of the speech dealing with greater engagement with businesses;

(2) what the role will be of the dedicated contact points referred to in that speech; and whether organisations from civil society will have access to those contact points.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development

DFID has identified a number of companies across key sectors for development, such as Unilever and Marks and Spencer. This includes extractives, retail, financial services, infrastructure/construction and accountancy.

Civil society organisations will continue to have access to dedicated civil society contact points in the Department.

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