The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) is the independent body responsible for scrutiny of UK aid. ICAI focuses on maximising the impact and effectiveness of the UK aid budget for intended beneficiaries and the delivery of value for money for the UK taxpayer. ICAI reports to Parliament through the House of Commons International Development Committee.

A full list of ICAI reports is available here.

 

Latest news

ICAI Annual Report 2014-15 -
Follow-up of ICAI Reviews from Years 1, 2 and 3 -
How DFID works with multilateral agencies to achieve impact -

gw-web2 “We have published our 2014-15 Annual Report. This year we draw out some of the most important themes emerging from our work to date.  We have focussed on issues that we believe shape DFID’s capacity to deliver real impact for its intended beneficiaries. ”

Graham Ward CBE,
Chief Commissioner

Latest reports

Follow-up of ICAI Reviews from Years 1, 2 and 3

The follow-up work undertaken for this report covers 22 of the 35 reports we published during the first three years of ICAI. This gives us a good basis from which to assess how DFID has responded to recommendations over a wide range of different reports and over time.

DFID’s approach to delivering impact

UK aid, at its best, makes a real and positive difference to the lives and livelihoods of poor people around the world. Ensuring the best possible performance across a large and multifaceted aid programme is, however, a complex management challenge. This report reviews ICAI’s previous 44 reports and looks at how well DFID ensures positive, long-term, transformative change across its work.

How DFID works with multilateral agencies to achieve impact

DFID depends greatly on the multilateral system to achieve results. In 2013-14 DFID spent almost two-thirds (£6.32 billion) of its budget through multilateral agencies and many agencies depend on DFID as their largest funder.