Upcoming reviews

Achieving value for money through procurement

20 Feb 2017

In 2015-16, DFID spent around 15% of its bilateral aid budget through contractors, making procurement an important component in achieving value for money in UK aid. ICAI is reviewing DFID’s approach to ensuring value for money in the management of its supplier pool. This review will provide Parliament and the public with an assessment of […]

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Follow-up of ICAI’s Year 5 Reviews

16 Feb 2017

Each year, we conduct a follow-up assessment of ICAI reviews from the previous year. The process is an important link in the chain of accountability, providing the International Development Committee (IDC) and other stakeholders with an account of whether DFID, or other responsible departments, have taken action in response to ICAI’s concerns. It also provides […]

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DFID’s approach to value for money in programme and portfolio management

14 Feb 2017

Achieving value for money in UK aid is crucial. This means the Department for International Development must understand and systematically track the drivers of cost and value, in order to maximise the impact from the money it spends. Value for money is a principle running across the department’s management systems. It applies to the design […]

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UK’s aid response to the migration crisis in the central Mediterranean

6 Oct 2016

The global migration crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing the international community today. The UK Government has pledged to address the root causes of irregular migration and to facilitate the adoption of safe, responsible policies and solutions for migrants. The UK Aid Strategy recognises that violence and conflict in Africa and the Middle […]

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DFID’s approach to supporting inclusive growth in Africa

4 Oct 2016

Inclusive, sustainable, economic growth is key to eradicating poverty and is a core priority for UK aid policy.   In recent years, DFID has significantly increased its cross-departmental spending on economic development, more than doubling expenditure from around £800 million in 2011-12 to £1.8 billion in 2015-16. Today, DFID’s economic development portfolio represents around a […]

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