The UK parliamentary International Development Committee has announced a new inquiry into how UK official development assistance (ODA) is tackling the secondary impacts of COVID-19 in low-income countries, beyond the immediate impact on people’s health. The inquiry will examine how the ODA is addressing the following impacts of the pandemic on:
- Non-COVID-19 health care;
- Economy and food security; and
- Treatment of women and children.
Written input is welcome until October 26, 2020. The full list of those giving oral evidence will be announced shortly.