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BEI – UPCOMING EVENTS
We are delighted to welcome Joelle Jenny, Director - Joint Funds Unit and Daniel Davis, Head - Prosperity Fund as they share an update on the work and delivery of UK cross-government funds and how UK-plc can more effectively engage. Cross-Government Funds play a vital role in promoting the economic development and welfare of developing countries to support security, stability, economic development and prosperity.
Join us as Tina Fahm, ICAI Commissioner discusses the outcomes of the ICAI performance review on Achieving value for money through procurement Part 2: DFID’s approach to value for money through tendering and contract management.
This second review examines whether DFID maximises value for money from suppliers through its tendering and contract management practices. DFID’s procurement approach was assessed against UK government rules and guidance, and the commercial objectives that DFID has set for itself.
BEI in partnership with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) will be hosting an Asian Development Bank (ADB) Business Opportunities Seminars (BOS) on 26 November 2018. The seminar will focus on: ADB’s strategic direction & focus, Infrastructure priorities and opportunities, insights on doing business with ADB and also cover key sectors of interest to the UK (i.e. transport, energy, water and urban, possibly education, health)
Join us for a UK government consultation meeting with UK business in Manchester focused on understanding the constraints that UK businesses face when importing from developing countries with a focus on South Asia, East and West Africa. There is a broad sector focus on manufacturing including textiles and garments and agriculture/agri-business.
Infrastructure is a crucial driver of economic growth. In developing countries, however, there are significant infrastructure deficits. The G20 estimates that $1.5 trillion will be required annually to plug these deficits.
We are delighted to welcome Judith Tyson, Research Fellow at ODI as she explores five challenges that have prevented a greater level of private investment in infrastructure to date, and present five possible solutions to ease constraints and deliver better results for low-income countries.
Join us for a UK government consultation meeting with UK business in London focused on understanding the constraints that UK businesses face when importing from developing countries with a focus on South Asia, East and West Africa. There is a broad sector focus on manufacturing including textiles and garments and agriculture/agri-business.
Mathew Rycroft CBE, DFID’s Permanent Secretary aims to build on DFID’s strong base to create a department better connected with the rest of Whitehall, and to demonstrate the importance of international aid to a sceptical British public. We are delighted to have him join us to share his vision of the department, it’s cross-government engagement and what UK plc can contribute to this agenda.