ICAI is the independent body responsible for the 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.
With scope to look at all UK Official Development Assistance (ODA), ICAI scrutinises ODA spend in all government departments.
Led by a Chief Commissioner, Graham Ward CBE, ICAI reports to Parliament through the House of Commons International Development Committee. This ensures both independence and accountability.
ICAI is a unique body that publishes transparent, impartial and objective reports on the effectiveness of UK aid. ICAI ensures that its recommendations lead to change by providing evidence-based feedback into Government decision making. ICAI recommendations play a role in supporting the UK to spend aid on what works best.
ICAI balances value for money with delivery and impact on the ground and the voice of developing country partners. It promotes delivery of maximum benefit to recipients in a way that is efficient and effective for the UK taxpayer.