23 Jun 2021
The impact of COVID-19, and of the formation of the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), have held back the implementation of recommendations intended to improve the effectiveness and impact of government interventions and to assure taxpayers of the value for money of UK aid spending.
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3 Jun 2021
A forthcoming review will examine how the UK government is aligning all its official development assistance (ODA) with the Paris Agreement, following its commitment to do so in 2019. The details of the planned rapid review are set out in a new approach summary paper published today.
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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.
Read more on New ICAI rapid review: Management of the 0.7% ODA spending target in 2020
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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28 Apr 2021
The UK’s aid relationship with China comes under the spotlight in a new information note published today, Wednesday 28 April, by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI).
Read more on New ICAI information note: The UK’s aid engagement with China
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.
Read more on Latest ICAI reviews announced
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.
Read more on Foreign Affairs Committee publishes ICAI evidence on global health security
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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