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ICAI finds FCDO’s management of fraud risk in work with multilaterals is effective, but recommends improvements

22 Mar 2022

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) approach to managing fraud in its work with multilateral organisations is broadly relevant and effective – but more can be done to consolidate learning and strengthen relationships with key organisations.

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New approach summary paper: UK aid’s changing approach to WASH

9 Feb 2022

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has today published its planned approach for a forthcoming information note on the UK’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming. The information note will provide an account of the development of the UK’s WASH portfolio between 2017 and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, how it has been […]

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New ICAI reviews announced

3 Feb 2022

A country portfolio review of UK aid in India, an information note on UK aid’s changing approach to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and an information note on the Blue Planet Fund, are among the areas of UK aid spending that will be scrutinised by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) in its upcoming reviews.

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ICAI review finds the UK’s initial aid response to COVID-19 was strong, but later undermined by reductions to aid budget

21 Oct 2021

The UK’s initial aid-funded response to the COVID-19 pandemic was strong, but more recently support has been undermined by the reduction of the UK’s aid budget to 0.5% of UK gross national income (GNI), a new review by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has found. ICAI’s review, published today (Thursday 21st October), assesses […]

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ICAI report finds more ambitious approach required for the alignment of UK aid with the Paris Agreement

14 Oct 2021

The commitment to align all UK aid with the Paris Agreement reflects the urgency of the climate crisis, but a more ambitious approach is needed to achieve the transformative impact necessary for pursuing low-emission, climate-resilient development, a new review by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has found.

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New approach summary paper: Tackling fraud in UK aid through multilateral organisations

5 Oct 2021

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has today published its planned approach for a forthcoming rapid review of tackling fraud in UK aid through multilateral organisations. The review will complement an earlier review on Tackling fraud in UK aid, which assessed the effectiveness of counter-fraud measures in official development assistance (ODA)-spending UK government departments, […]

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