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New update to ICAI information note on UK aid engagement with China

21 Jul 2021

The description of a 95% reduction to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) aid for programme delivery in China applies to only “a portion” of the government and FCDO’s overall aid spend engaging China, an update to the UK aid watchdog’s recent report about the UK’s aid partnership with China has found. The update […]

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New review: International Climate Finance: UK aid for halting deforestation and preventing irreversible biodiversity loss

15 Jul 2021

ICAI review finds UK aid approach to halting deforestation and preventing irreversible biodiversity loss around the world is satisfactory in most areas and making a positive contribution, but could do more to ensure it achieves impact UK has a range of relevant and credible programmes tackling drivers of deforestation and biodiversity loss but could increase […]

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New ICAI rapid review: Management of the 0.7% ODA spending target in 2020

20 May 2021

The government successfully met its aid spending target in 2020 through reprioritising programmes as the COVID-19 pandemic hit – but economic uncertainty and the government’s ‘cut once, cut deep’ approach meant that cuts to bilateral aid were ultimately more drastic than needed to be, a new report by the UK’s aid watchdog has found.

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