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DFID’s governance work in Nepal and Uganda – new ICAI review

22 Jun 2018

The UK’s work to improve governance in Nepal and Uganda is achieving a range of positive results, but it needs stronger strategic orientation to deliver transformational change. We have published a new performance review into DFID’s governance work in Nepal and Uganda. The review praised DFID for its strong focus on post-conflict development and highlighted a range of programmes that […]

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International climate finance: UK aid for low-carbon development – new approach paper published

14 Jun 2018

ICAI has today published the approach paper for its review of the UK’s International Climate Finance (ICF) contribution to supporting low-carbon development in 2016-17 to 2017-18. The UK’s International Climate Finance is a portfolio of investments designed to support the eradication of international poverty by helping developing countries manage risk, build resilience to the impacts of […]

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ICAI Chief Commissioner role 2019 to 2023 – recruitment extended

30 May 2018

Want to play a key role in helping to improve UK aid through robust, independent scrutiny? The Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s next Chief Commissioner is being recruited now. ICAI works across government to ensure all UK official development assistance (ODA) is spent effectively for those who need it most, and delivers value for UK taxpayers. […]

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CDC’s investments in low income and fragile states – new approach paper

29 May 2018

ICAI has today published the approach paper for its review into CDC’s investments in low income and fragile states. CDC is the primary vehicle through which DFID invests development capital and plays a key role within DFID’s Economic Development Strategy. This performance review will focus on how effectively CDC has adapted its strategy and operations […]

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The UK’s humanitarian support to Syria

24 May 2018

ICAI has published a review of the UK’s humanitarian support to Syria. The review praises DFID for providing vital life-saving support to communities in desperate need but warned that gaps in DFID’s performance remained, including around engagement of Syrian partners, the coverage and focus of independent monitoring and attention to safeguarding against exploitation. DFID has overcome […]

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DFID’s approach to disability in development – new review

16 May 2018

ICAI has conducted a rapid review of DFID’s approach to disability and found that a step change is required to ensure UK aid meets the government’s ambitions for people with disabilities. The review praised DFID for its efforts to put disability inclusion at the “heart of everything”, however it said there was a considerable distance to […]

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The UK’s approach to funding the UN humanitarian system – new approach paper

10 May 2018

We are conducting a performance review to assess how well DFID uses its influence as a major funder of the United Nations (UN) humanitarian system to improve the effectiveness and value for money of multilateral humanitarian aid. This review will cover the evolution of DFID’s funding of UN humanitarian agencies since 2011. The focus will be […]

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ICAI Chief Commissioner role 2019 to 2023 – recruitment now open

10 Apr 2018

Want to play a key role in helping to improve UK aid through robust, independent scrutiny? The Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s next Chief Commissioner is being recruited now. ICAI works across government to ensure all UK official development assistance (ODA) is spent effectively for those who need it most, and delivers value for UK taxpayers. […]

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