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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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New approach summary paper: The UK aid response to COVID-19

5 May 2021

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has today published its planned approach for a forthcoming rapid review that will examine the UK aid response to COVID-19. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world has been unparalleled in modern times, and led to a rapidly evolving emergency in developing countries. Travel restrictions and […]

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Joint commissioner statement on the government review of ICAI

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 […]

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