All Party Parliamentary Group on
Population, Development and Reproductive Health
One of the special activities carried out by the APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health is to conduct Parliamentary Hearings. These hearings, which are held in Parliament every 2-3 years, focus on an issue of particular interest and with special relevance to the Group’s interests and members. On this page, you can find out more about the APPG’s parliamentary hearings and find links to the reports that have come out of these activities.
Prior to the hearings, a steering committee of APPG members, staff and representatives from relevant agencies is convened. Agencies with an interest in the topic of concern are invited to submit written evidence to the committee. These agencies include academic experts, specialist non-governmental organisations and charities, multilateral agencies and think-tanks. Following this, some agencies are selected to give oral evidence to the APPG’s parliamentarians at the hearings. Following this collection of evidence and date, a report is compiled with the guidance of the steering committee, which is then launched and disseminated.
Over the years, the APPG has held a number of hearings. These hearings have a reputation for promoting new thinking and for addressing issues that are of contemporary importance. Links to details of previous hearings are available below.