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Rapid Review of the Prosperity Fund – Approach Paper

15 Nov 2016

The UK government has announced the establishment of a Prosperity Fund, worth £1.3 billion over five years, to promote growth and prosperity in key partner countries, particularly emerging markets and middle-income countries. ICAI has launched a review to assess whether the Prosperity Fund’s governance, systems and procedures are able to ensure effective programming and good […]

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DFID’s Approach to Supporting Inclusive Growth in Africa – Approach Paper

7 Nov 2016

Inclusive, sustainable, economic growth is key to eradicating poverty and is a core priority for UK aid policy. Today, DFID’s economic development portfolio represents around a fifth of its total combined bilateral and multilateral spend. ICAI is reviewing how DFID is delivering on its commitments to economic inclusion and job creation in Africa. It will […]

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Reducing conflict and fragility in Somalia – Approach Paper

24 Oct 2016

Somalia is one of the world’s most fragile states. It has been receiving UK aid for over two decades. ICAI is reviewing how effective UK aid has been in tackling conflict and reducing fragility in Somalia. Covering DFID’s bilateral programming and the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), we will review the strategy behind aid […]

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Prosperity Fund – New review begins

6 Oct 2016

ICAI has launched a rapid review of the Prosperity Fund  The UK government has announced the establishment of a Prosperity Fund, worth £1.3 billion over five years, to promote growth and prosperity in key partner countries, particularly emerging markets and middle-income countries. ICAI has launched a review to assess whether the Prosperity Fund’s governance, systems […]

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The UK’s aid response to the migration crisis – New review begins

6 Oct 2016

ICAI has launched a new review – UK’s aid response to the migration crisis in the central Mediterranean The global migration crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing the international community today. This review will consider the relevance of the UK’s aid response to the migration crisis in the central Mediterranean. It will explore whether the […]

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Inclusive growth in Africa – New review begins

4 Oct 2016

ICAI has begun work on a new review – DFID’s approach to supporting inclusive growth in Africa DFID’s economic development portfolio represents around a fifth of its total combined bilateral and multilateral spend. This review will explore whether DFID’s economic development helps the poorest people and is inclusive in nature, with a particular focus on job-creation policies […]

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UK Aid in Somalia – New review begins

4 Oct 2016

ICAI has begun work on a new review – UK Aid in a conflict affected country – reducing conflict and fragility in Somalia Somalia is one of the world’s most fragile states. It has been receiving UK aid for over two decades. This review will explore how effective UK aid has been in tackling conflict and […]

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New report – UK aid’s contribution to tackling tax avoidance and evasion

27 Sep 2016

ICAI’s latest review finds that DFID should have done more to consider developing countries’ needs and priorities in the global fight against tax avoidance and evasion. The review found that while the department had achieved some positive results with building capacity in partner countries to address international tax standards, it had not done enough to […]

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New report – managing fiduciary risk in conflict-affected environments

9 Aug 2016

ICAI’s latest review finds that DFID staff in conflict-affected countries are doing a good job of assessing and mitigating fiduciary risks, but the department must urgently tackle weaknesses in its approach to risk appetite and risk transfer in those environments.   DFID has committed to spending at least half of its budget in fragile states […]

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Annual report and follow up

30 Jun 2016

ICAI has published its annual report for 2015-16 and a follow-up assessment of ICAI reviews published in 2014-15. As part of this year’s report ICAI has examined changes underway in the share of Official Development Assistance (ODA) spent by departments other than DFID. ODA spending by departments other than DFID is expected to increase from […]

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