Foreign affairs, international trade, defence, and international development

Links to the latest government, parliament and local government consultations relating to foreign affairs, international trade, defence, and international development.

International Development Strategy: call for evidence

UK government consultation | Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The International Development Strategy will set out the government’s approach to international development over the next decade. It will ensure close alignment of UK development activity with the objectives in the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy from 2022 to 2030. The consultation seeks evidence to address several questions, including: how might progress on international development to 2030 be impacted by the trends identified in the Integrated Review and how should the UK respond?; what could success in 2030 look like in terms of meeting the needs of the poorest and most marginalised and increasing opportunities for countries to become self-sustaining?; in what area of international development does the UK have comparative advantage, particular interests, or is best placed to deliver?; and how should the UK’s approach evolve to build partnerships with new actors and strengthen existing ones?


23:59 BST, 6 September 2021

Consultation on engagement with business and civil society groups

UK government consultation | Cabinet Office

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on how the Government should engage with business and civil society groups on implementation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) through the Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) and the Civil Society Forum (CSF). Issues covered by the TCA include: trade, energy, air transport, aviation safety, road transport, social security coordination, fisheries, law enforcement and judicial cooperation, and participation in Union Programmes. The consultation includes the following questions: how should the UK Government engage formally on TCA implementation issues through a domestic advisory group?; if a selection had to be made, what further criteria, additional to those set out in Article 14 of the TCA, could be prioritised to decide the members of the UK delegation to the Civil Society Forum?; and what role should the UK Government play in supporting interactions between UK and EU stakeholders on TCA implementation?


23:45 BST, 14 September 2021

The philosophy and culture of aid

UK Parliament inquiry | International Development Committee, House of Commons

The International Development Committee has launched the second sub-inquiry under its umbrella inquiry into the philosophy and culture of aid. In this sub-inquiry the Committee intends to explore the big, philosophical questions around the purpose and effectiveness of international aid. It is seeking evidence that answers some or all of these important questions and helps to shape conversations on the Government’s international development strategy.


17 September 2021

National Resilience Strategy: Call for Evidence

UK government consultation | Cabinet Office

This Call for Evidence seeks public views to inform the development of a new National Resilience Strategy that will outline an ambitious new vision for our national resilience. It seeks to understand current perceptions of risk and resilience, gather evidence on where improvements could be made, and gauge the UK’s appetite for change. Views are welcome from anyone with an interest in the subject.


23:59 BST, 27 September 2021

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