Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s and the British Council’s use of aid in response to the Arab Spring

We review how effectively the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the British Council responded to the ‘Arab Spring’ through their bilateral aid programmes….

The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme

…a cross-Whitehall effort. The Department for International Development (DFID), the Home Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are all involved in delivering the cross-government Modern Slavery Strategy, which…

Foreign Affairs Committee publishes ICAI evidence on the global influence of UK aid

…today by Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. The evidence note, produced to support the committee’s ongoing inquiry into the government’s Integrated Review of foreign policy, defence, security and development, draws on…

The UK’s Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative

…the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with contributions from the Department for International Development and the Ministry of Defence. This review assesses the relevance and effectiveness of the PSVI portfolio, focusing…

Evaluation of the Inter-Departmental Conflict Pool

The Conflict Pool is a funding mechanism for conflict prevention activities, managed jointly by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, DFID and the Ministry of Defence. Based on case studies of…

New review – The UK’s Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative

…turned into practical action that makes a real difference.” The cross-departmental initiative is led by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with contributions from the Department for International Development (DFID)…

Rapid Review of DFID’s Humanitarian Response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

…In the Philippines, DFID and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office should support the Philippine Government’s reconstruction plan in strategic areas, such as climate change resilience. Recommendation 2: DFID should build…

The UK’s support to the African Development Bank Group

…oversight of its financial contribution, to ensure it represents value for money for the UK. Whilst finalising this review, the government announced that DFID and the Foreign Office (FCO) will…

DFID’s approach to managing fiduciary risk in conflict-affected environments

New information note – The use of UK aid to enhance mutual prosperity

…further investigation. ICAI looked at cross-cutting activities by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), and the Department for International Trade (DIT), and found that…