Call for Evidence: APPG Report on Democracy and Development

Thursday, 15 November 2012
Author: 
Dele Fatunla

 

7th APPG Report: Democracy and Development in Africa

 

Call for Evidence: The Africa All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is calling for evidence on a report looking at “Democracy and Development in Africa.”

The report will examine the relationship between development, democracy and human rights, and the impact they have upon each other.  We seek to analyse the UK’s role in promoting democracy and human rights in Africa, including both from an African perspective and in the light of Chinese and other “new” donors, in order to further our understanding of the role the West can play in honouring its commitments to both democracy and development.

This report addresses some of the fundamental questions underlying the UK’s work in Africa, and is particularly timely with the coming G8 Summit in London next year, and the approaching target date of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

The APPG will submit this report to the Government, and would expect the Government to respond as they have to previous APPG reports.

Please see terms of reference for the report in the post below, submissions should address one or more of those questions. 

Submissions can be made by 1st December 2012 via e-mail to  john.blow@parliament.uk or by post to Africa All Party Parliamentary Group, 39 Upper Committee Corridor North, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA, UK. 

Submissions should be brief and any submissions of more than six pages long should inlcude a table of contents.

The deadline for the receipt of written evidence is 1st December 2012.

We are happy to provide further information; please address any enquiries to  john.blow@parliament.uk.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Africa All Party Parliamentary Group

Photo: UN Photo/Ky Chung