Itad worked with DFID to produce a Memorandum which constituted DFID’s written evidence at the International Development Committee (IDC) inquiry which was held in October 2006, through internal consultation with those working on water-related activities.
The aim of the inquiry
The main purpose of the inquiry was to examine how donors – notably DFID – can support progress towards the MDGs, specifically Goal 7 which aims to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation by 2015. In 2005, DFID announced a doubling of its aid to Africa on water. The 2006 DFID White Paper has doubled this figure again to 200 million by 2011. The White Paper pledged support for the delivery of water and sanitation services and the sustainable and equitable management of water resources.Image © Andy Wheatley/DFID (shared under CC BY 2.0 license)