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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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New Approach Paper – WASH Review

9 Oct 2015

ICAI is reviewing the contribution of UK Aid to achieving sustained access to clean drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene (WASH). 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 examine the results […]

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Work begins on new reviews

5 Aug 2015

ICAI has begun work on two new reviews: a learning review of DFID’s efforts to eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls; and an impact review of the results of DFID’s funding of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes. We expect to publish our findings in Spring 2016. For more information on these reviews, please contact […]

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Consultation on ICAI Work Plan

23 Jul 2015

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has opened a consultation on its future work plan. ICAI scrutinises UK aid spending. We work to ensure UK aid is spent effectively for those who need it most and delivers value for UK tax payers. We report to the International Development Committee of the UK parliament. Our mandate […]

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Message from Chief Commissioner Alison Evans

1 Jul 2015

I’m delighted to be leading ICAI at this challenging and crucial time for development. I will be joined by three new commissioners, Francesca Del Mese, Richard Gledhill and Tina Fahm, who bring an extensive range of skills and experience to the team. At ICAI, we work to ensure UK aid is spent effectively for those who […]

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