21 May 2020
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the government’s 0.7% aid spending target will be the subject of two forthcoming reports from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI). The proposals for the two new reviews have been agreed with Parliament’s International Development Committee, which signs off ICAI’s work plan. ICAI’s information note on Gavi will provide […]
19 May 2020
Evidence note by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) on the effectiveness of UK aid is published by the International Development Committee.
24 Mar 2020
We recognise that this is an unprecedented and extremely challenging time. We continue to scrutinise UK aid programmes during this period, in line with our mandate and at a time when monitoring public spending is as important as ever. However, we are keeping our workplan under constant review, working with parliament, the departments we scrutinise, […]
19 Mar 2020
Independent aid watchdog publishes new information note. Report maps out how the UK government is using aid to reduce corruption and illicit financial flows in developing countries. It also proposes ‘lines of enquiry’ for potential future follow-up by ICAI, the International Development Committee (IDC) or other stakeholders. The UK has an important role to play […]
26 Feb 2020
A new review by the UK’s aid watchdog will look at the government’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme.
12 Feb 2020
UK aid spending in Ghana awarded overall green-amber score by Independent Commission for Aid Impact, but with amber-red for sustainability. Aid watchdog’s first country portfolio review found that the UK’s support since 2011 had been “mostly effective” in helping some of the poorest and most vulnerable. But it warned that as Ghana moves beyond aid, […]
10 Feb 2020
ICAI Chief Commissioner Tamsyn Barton writes about our recent mutual prosperity event.
9 Jan 2020
Flagship Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative – the focus of a 2014 Global Summit led by William Hague and Angelina Jolie – given amber-red rating by aid watchdog. Despite initial strong leadership, ICAI found that following the departure of Lord Hague as Foreign Secretary, senior ministerial interest waned, and funding and staff resources fell. […]
20 Dec 2019
A new review from the independent aid watchdog will look at work by the UK government to tackle malnutrition and end hunger in the world’s poorest countries. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact has today published an approach paper for its upcoming review, which will assess the results achieved by the Department for International Development […]
23 Oct 2019
The government is increasingly spending foreign aid in areas where it can deliver benefits to both the UK economy and countries eligible for aid – but care must be taken to ensure the primary aim of poverty reduction isn’t diluted or lost, according to a new publication from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI). […]