The role of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact is to provide greater independent scrutiny of UK aid spending, thereby maximising its value for money and impact. In delivering our mission we will:
- Publish between 10 and 15 reports per year directly on to our website;
- Report to the International Development Select Committee, as well as account for our own performance;
- Advise the Department for International Development and other government departments on the effectiveness of their expenditure through targeted recommendations and follow-up work; and
- Champion the use of independent evidence, to help the UK to spend aid on what works best.
ICAI will operate on the basis of the following core values:
- Independence: undertaking our work without fear or favour and reporting the facts as we find them;
- Professional rigour: using the highest professional standards to gather and evaluate evidence;
- Transparency: placing all reports and supporting analysis and our own records of costs and activities on our website;
- Responsiveness: taking account of public and Parliamentary opinion in selecting our work programme and undertaking our work;
- Innovation: making the most of our new status to experiment with new ways of working, reporting and interacting with our stakeholders; and
- Integrity: ensuring that our own operations are characterised by value for money, high ethical standards, transparency and accountability to Parliament and to the public.