24 Mar 2020
We recognise that this is an unprecedented and extremely challenging time. We continue to scrutinise UK aid programmes during this period, in line with our mandate and at a time when monitoring public spending is as important as ever. However, we are keeping our workplan under constant review, working with parliament, the departments we scrutinise, […]
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19 Mar 2020
The UK has an important role to play in international efforts to tackle corruption in developing countries – but the government’s domestic approach and the rapidly-changing nature of the threat are among six potential ‘lines of enquiry’ highlighted in a new report from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI)
Read more on ICAI information note – Mapping the UK’s approach to tackling corruption and illicit financial flows
26 Feb 2020
A new review by the UK’s aid watchdog will look at the government’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme.
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12 Feb 2020
UK aid has been “mostly effective” at helping some of the poorest and most vulnerable in Ghana – but as the country works to become less reliant on aid, the UK should take care not to scale back its financial support too quickly, a new report from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has warned.
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10 Feb 2020
ICAI Chief Commissioner Tamsyn Barton writes about our recent mutual prosperity event.
Read more on New blog – The use of UK aid to enhance mutual prosperity
9 Jan 2020
A flagship government programme to tackle sexual violence in conflict zones risked letting survivors down due to a lack of senior leadership, poor strategy, and cuts in funding, a new report from ICAI has found.
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20 Dec 2019
A new review from the independent aid watchdog will look at work by the UK government to tackle malnutrition and end hunger in the world’s poorest countries. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact has today published an approach paper for its upcoming review, which will assess the results achieved by the Department for International Development […]
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23 Oct 2019
The government is increasingly spending foreign aid in areas where it can deliver benefits to both the UK economy and countries eligible for aid – but care must be taken to ensure the primary aim of poverty reduction isn’t diluted or lost, according to a new publication from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI). […]
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21 Oct 2019
Improvements to the way UK aid is scrutinised – including new review products and an enhanced follow-up process – are being put in place by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) as it publishes the results of its public consultation today. The changes will make the work of the UK’s aid watchdog more accessible […]
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25 Sep 2019
ICAI is today publishing more details of its forthcoming review into the UK’s support for the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group. The AfDB Group is a regional development bank that aims to promote sustainable economic development and reduce poverty in Africa. Since 2014, the Department for International Development’s (DFID) annual average contributions to the AfDB […]
Read more on New approach paper – The UK’s support to the African Development Bank