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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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New Commissioner Team at ICAI

1 Jul 2015

The new commissioner team has taken up their posts at the Independent Commission for Aid Impact today. Led by Chief Commissioner, Dr Alison Evans, the team comprises Francesca Del Mese, Tina Fahm and Richard Gledhill. The appointments are for 4 years and have been made in accordance with the Office of the Commissioner for Public […]

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Farewell message from Graham Ward CBE

30 Jun 2015

As I step down after four years as Chief Commissioner of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, I offer my thanks and good wishes to my fellow Commissioners, Diana Good, Mark Foster and John Githongo; and to our staff and contractors, who have worked tirelessly to deliver 46 reports. We have looked into many different […]

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ICAI Annual Report 2014-15

27 Jun 2015

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has published its Annual Report 2014-15. This year, we have built upon our previous reports and considered some of the largest areas of work for the Department for International Development (DFID) and other UK government departments. We have published thematic reports on a number of important topics, including […]

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Follow-up of ICAI Reviews from Years 1, 2 and 3

19 Jun 2015

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has published a report today: ‘Follow-up of ICAI Reviews from Years 1, 2 and 3’. A key component of ICAI’s mandate is to follow up on its recommendations and to assess progress made by the Department For International Development (DFID) and other government departments on issues identified in […]

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DFID’s Approach to Delivering Impact

11 Jun 2015

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has published a report today on the Department For International Development’s Approach to Delivering Impact. UK aid, at its best, makes a real and positive difference to the lives and livelihoods of poor people around the world. Ensuring the best possible performance across a large and multifaceted aid programme is, however, a complex management challenge. This report reviews ICAI’s 43 reports over four years and looks at how well DFID ensures positive, long-term, transformative change across its work.

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