Review of the International Development Programme

Scottish Government's Approach to International Development

Following a Parliamentary debate on 6 October 2020 on the review of the Scottish Government's approach to international development in light of COVID-19, the Convener wrote to the Minister for Europe and International Development to request more detail on the review. This correspondence, together with the Minister's reply, is reproduced below. The Minister is scheduled to give oral evidence on the review at the Committee on 3 December 2020.


The Head of Oxfam Scotland wrote to the Convener on 23 November 2020 in relation to its report Care, Climate and COVID-19: Building a Wellbeing Economy for Scotland:

The Minister for Europe and International Development wrote to the Convener on 30 November 2020 with an update:

Oral Evidence - Thursday 3 December 2020

The Committee will take evidence from:

  • Jenny Gilruth, Minister for Europe and International Development, Claire Tynte-Irvine, Deputy Director, International Division, and Estelle Jones, Deputy Team Lead, International Development, Scottish Government.

Papers for meeting on 3 December 2020

The following written submissions were received for this meeting:

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