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UK aid to Gaza, Afghanistan and China to come under ICAI scrutiny

7 Feb 2024

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) will look at UK aid to Gaza, Afghanistan and China in three new information notes. Since the Israel-Hamas war began in October 2023, the UK has announced £60 million in additional humanitarian funding in Gaza, trebling the planned 2023-24 annual budget to the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs). However […]

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ICAI Chief Commissioner at the International Development Committee

17 Jan 2024

ICAI’s Chief Commissioner, Dr Tamsyn Barton, gave evidence to the International Development Committee yesterday (16 January) on our review looking across the last four years of scrutinising UK aid. UK aid under pressure: A synthesis of ICAI findings from 2019 to 2023 draws upon review findings on the state of UK aid across those four […]

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Forthcoming review: UK aid’s international climate finance commitments

14 Dec 2023

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) will assess the UK’s commitments to provide funding to support developing countries to adapt to climate change and mitigate its impact – known as international climate finance (ICF).  Our forthcoming rapid review will look at how ICF funds are being spent, as well as how they contribute to […]

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Forthcoming review: UK aid to Ukraine

7 Dec 2023

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) will examine UK aid to Ukraine in a forthcoming rapid review. The Russian invasion in February 2022 and ongoing conflict have created a major geopolitical and humanitarian crisis, with 7.7 million people registered as refugees across Europe and 6.2 million internally displaced. Alongside political and military support, the […]

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Weak coordination and oversight limit effectiveness of £500m Blue Planet Fund

30 Nov 2023

ICAI review of the government’s marine fund launched prior to COP26 finds ‘severe’ risks including lack of cross-government coordination and coherence of the portfolio – resulting in duplication in some areas and delivery gaps in others.  In order to launch rapidly and distribute funding early, Defra re-assigned some existing projects rather than focusing on needs […]

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Forthcoming review: Blue Planet Fund

25 Sep 2023

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) will examine the £500 million Blue Planet Fund – designed to support developing countries to protect the marine environment and reduce poverty – in a forthcoming rapid review. The fund was announced by the government in 2021, as part of its commitment to spend at least £3 billion […]

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Global health research, sustainable cities and Ukraine among new ICAI review topics

20 Sep 2023

Global health research, sustainable cities, international climate finance and UK aid to Ukraine since the Russian invasion are among the areas to be scrutinised by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) in the coming months. ICAI has agreed with Parliament’s International Development Committee (IDC) that it will examine and report on the following areas […]

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Brexit, COVID-19 and budget reductions put extraordinary pressure on UK aid since 2019

13 Sep 2023

Watchdog’s review of the four years since current Commission was appointed looks at how UK aid has performed in turbulent times. The impact of external shocks was compounded by frequent changes of political leadership and government’s own decisions to merge DFID and FCO and reduce the aid target. The merger brought much disruption but so […]

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