8 Apr 2021
The government’s approach to managing fraud in the aid programme is broadly relevant and effective – but more can be done to find fraud cases by improving oversight and intelligence sharing across aid-spending departments, and streamlining whistleblowing systems.
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4 Mar 2021
A new ICAI review will look at how the UK government managed the 0.7% Official Development Assistance (ODA) spending target in 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read more on Supplementary review: Management of the 0.7% ODA spending target in 2020
27 Jan 2021
The humanitarian response to COVID-19, aligning UK aid with the Paris Agreement on climate change, and democracy and human rights are among the topics that the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) will scrutinise in its latest series of planned reviews.
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15 Jan 2021
A new paper from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) about the role of UK aid in preventing global health crises has been published by Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.
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16 Dec 2020
Following the publication today of the government’s review of ICAI, commissioners Dr Tamsyn Barton, Sir Hugh Bayley and Tarek Rouchdy have released a joint statement: “Robust, independent scrutiny of how public money is spent has never been more important. We share the government’s desire to promote learning about ‘what works’ across departments, in order to […]
Read more on Joint commissioner statement on the government review of ICAI
7 Dec 2020
A forthcoming review by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) will examine the effectiveness of UK aid in halting deforestation and preventing biodiversity loss.
Read more on New approach paper – International climate finance: UK aid for halting deforestation and preventing irreversible biodiversity loss
4 Dec 2020
Aid-spending government departments worked flexibly with suppliers to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their work, but lack of transparency about the government’s new aid priorities hampered delivery – and the long-term impact of the cuts to the UK aid programme remains to be seen, according to a new information note from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI).
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24 Nov 2020
The government’s approach to managing its aid-spending target has become increasingly effective and well-coordinated across government – but making the process more flexible in future could reduce the “significant” impact of major economic shocks, according to a new review from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI).
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11 Nov 2020
The UK’s aid engagement with China will be the subject of a forthcoming information note by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI).
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29 Oct 2020
The UK’s approach to procurement during the COVID-19 pandemic will be the subject of a forthcoming information note by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI).
Read more on UK aid spending during Covid-19: management of procurement – forthcoming information note