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New report- Prosperity Fund

7 Feb 2017

ICAI’s latest review has found that the Prosperity Fund needs to continue to improve its systems and processes to support the pace and scale of delivery. ICAI examined the recently established cross-government Prosperity Fund, which promotes economic reform and development needed for growth in developing countries. The review, which focused on the likelihood of future […]

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ICAI commissioner team update

27 Jan 2017

Francesca Del Mese has resigned as an ICAI commissioner. ICAI’s three remaining commissioners will continue ICAI’s work to scrutinise UK aid. Dr Alison Evans, ICAI’s chief commissioner, said: “I thank Francesca for her work with the Commission and wish her all the best for the future. “ICAI’s work to improve UK aid through robust, independent […]

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New report – The effects of DFID’s cash transfer programmes

12 Jan 2017

ICAI’s latest review finds that UK aid is succeeding in alleviating extreme poverty through its support for cash transfer programmes. ICAI examined how well the Department for International Development used cash transfer programmes to reduce poverty and vulnerability. The review found that the transfers – which include any regular payments made to individuals or households […]

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New report – DFID’s approach to managing exit and transition in its development partnerships

16 Nov 2016

ICAI’s latest review finds that the process of ending the UK’s traditional aid relationships with countries including India, China and South Africa was weakened by poor communication and relationship management. ICAI examined how well the Department for International Development (DFID) managed the process of ending bilateral aid, or transitioning to new forms of development partnerships, […]

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Rapid Review of the Prosperity Fund – Approach Paper

15 Nov 2016

The UK government has announced the establishment of a Prosperity Fund, worth £1.3 billion over five years, to promote growth and prosperity in key partner countries, particularly emerging markets and middle-income countries. ICAI has launched a review to assess whether the Prosperity Fund’s governance, systems and procedures are able to ensure effective programming and good […]

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DFID’s Approach to Supporting Inclusive Growth in Africa – Approach Paper

7 Nov 2016

Inclusive, sustainable, economic growth is key to eradicating poverty and is a core priority for UK aid policy. Today, DFID’s economic development portfolio represents around a fifth of its total combined bilateral and multilateral spend. ICAI is reviewing how DFID is delivering on its commitments to economic inclusion and job creation in Africa. It will […]

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Prosperity Fund – New review begins

6 Oct 2016

ICAI has launched a rapid review of the Prosperity Fund  The UK government has announced the establishment of a Prosperity Fund, worth £1.3 billion over five years, to promote growth and prosperity in key partner countries, particularly emerging markets and middle-income countries. ICAI has launched a review to assess whether the Prosperity Fund’s governance, systems […]

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