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Changing aid relationships – new review begins

23 Mar 2016

ICAI has begun a new review into how DFID manages the changing nature of its aid relationships – When aid relationships change: DFID’s approach to managing exit and transition The review is timely as DFID has, in recent years, exited from a number of former partner countries and is far down the road of transition […]

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New approach paper – Tax

7 Mar 2016

ICAI is reviewing UK aid’s contribution to tackling tax avoidance and tax evasion. Cross-border tax avoidance and tax evasion drain resources from developing countries, affect governments’ domestic revenue mobilisation efforts and reduce their ability to provide services for their people. This review will assess how effectively DFID addresses global issues of cross-border tax avoidance and […]

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Cash Transfers – new review begins

18 Feb 2016

ICAI has begun a new review into the role of cash transfers in reducing poverty and vulnerability: Assessing the sustainability of UK aid’s results This review will assess examine DFID’s results claims and the potential for achieving transformational impact. It will review the effectiveness of DFID’s efforts to support sustainable, nationally-owned social assistance systems that are […]

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New approach paper

15 Feb 2016

ICAI is reviewing how UK aid achieves impact and value for money in conflict-affected environments. The UK government has committed to spending 50% of all official development assistance in fragile states and regions – many of which are affected by conflict. In these complex environments access is often limited and delivering effective and accountable aid […]

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Marginalised girls – new review begins

12 Feb 2016

ICAI has begun a new review into UK aid’s support to marginalised girls. This review will assess UK aid’s support for marginalised girls to access, stay, and succeed in basic education. We will examine DFID’s education portfolio and analyse how well it is achieving its aims of keeping girls in school for longer and ensuring […]

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Work begins on new review

18 Jan 2016

ICAI has begun a new review  – Achieving Impact and Value for Money in Conflict-affected Environments: DFID’s Approach to Managing Fiduciary Risk This review will assess DFID’s approach to fiduciary risk management in conflict-affected environments where DFID has restricted access. Limited access to locations where aid is being delivered, due to insecurity, often means there […]

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UK aid in a changing world: implications for ICAI

7 Jan 2016

In a new briefing paper, ‘UK aid in a changing world: implications for ICAI’, we examine global trends in international development, and the potential challenges for UK aid. We then reflect on how this analysis has helped us shape a strategic and relevant review programme. The global development landscape is changing fast. In 2015, a series of major international events […]

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IDC inquiry into DFID’s allocation of resources

18 Dec 2015

The International Development Committee (IDC) has opened an inquiry to explore DFID’s allocation of resources. ICAI was asked to produce an information note that summarises how decisions are made on the allocation of UK ODA, describes the complex set of reviews currently underway within DFID and reflects on how they are likely to inform allocation […]

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Work begins on new review

1 Dec 2015

ICAI has begun a new review that will assess UK aid’s contribution to tackling tax avoidance and tax evasion. Tax avoidance and tax evasion drain resources from developing countries, hinders growth and reduces governments’ ability to provide services for their people. This review will focus on DFID’s efforts to support international cooperation addressing the global issues of […]

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New Approach Paper – VAWG Review

16 Oct 2015

ICAI is reviewing DFID’s Efforts to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls. Today we have published our approach paper for this review.  It sets out the questions that we seek to answer as part of the review, our methodology and approach. We will review DFID’s efforts to build a portfolio of relevant and coherent programmes […]

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