21 Jul 2021
The description of a 95% reduction to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) aid for programme delivery in China applies to only “a portion” of the government and FCDO’s overall aid spend engaging China, an update to the UK aid watchdog’s recent report about the UK’s aid partnership with China has found. The update […]
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15 Jul 2021
ICAI review finds UK aid approach to halting deforestation and preventing irreversible biodiversity loss around the world is satisfactory in most areas and making a positive contribution, but could do more to ensure it achieves impact UK has a range of relevant and credible programmes tackling drivers of deforestation and biodiversity loss but could increase […]
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8 Jul 2021
ICAI has scored the UK aid’s approach to youth employment in MENA as amber-red, meaning it is unsatisfactory in most areas, despite a relevant overall approach to promote economic stability and positive collaboration between aid actors.
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7 Jul 2021
The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has today published its Annual Report which reflects on the work of the aid watchdog during a period of significant change.
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2 Jul 2021
The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has today published its planned approach for a forthcoming review of the UK’s approach to safeguarding in the humanitarian sector.
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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.
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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).
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