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ICAI’s work during Covid-19 pandemic

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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ICAI information note – Mapping the UK’s approach to tackling corruption and illicit financial flows

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)

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New approach paper – Assessing DFID’s results in nutrition

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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New information note – The use of UK aid to enhance mutual prosperity

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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ICAI public consultation – new review processes to strengthen scrutiny of UK aid

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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New approach paper – The UK’s support to the African Development Bank

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 […]

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