CDC’s investments in low income and fragile states – new approach paper

29 May 2018

ICAI has today published the approach paper for its review into CDC’s investments in low income and fragile states. CDC is the primary vehicle through which DFID invests development capital and plays a key role within DFID’s Economic Development Strategy. This performance review will focus on how effectively CDC has adapted its strategy and operations […]

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The UK’s humanitarian support to Syria

24 May 2018

ICAI has published a review of the UK’s humanitarian support to Syria. The review praises DFID for providing vital life-saving support to communities in desperate need but warned that gaps in DFID’s performance remained, including around engagement of Syrian partners, the coverage and focus of independent monitoring and attention to safeguarding against exploitation. DFID has overcome […]

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DFID’s approach to disability in development – new review

16 May 2018

ICAI has conducted a rapid review of DFID’s approach to disability and found that a step change is required to ensure UK aid meets the government’s ambitions for people with disabilities. The review praised DFID for its efforts to put disability inclusion at the “heart of everything”, however it said there was a considerable distance to […]

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The UK’s approach to funding the UN humanitarian system – new approach paper

10 May 2018

We are conducting a performance review to assess how well DFID uses its influence as a major funder of the United Nations (UN) humanitarian system to improve the effectiveness and value for money of multilateral humanitarian aid. This review will cover the evolution of DFID’s funding of UN humanitarian agencies since 2011. The focus will be […]

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ICAI Chief Commissioner role 2019 to 2023 – recruitment now open

10 Apr 2018

Want to play a key role in helping to improve UK aid through robust, independent scrutiny? The Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s next Chief Commissioner is being recruited now. ICAI works across government to ensure all UK official development assistance (ODA) is spent effectively for those who need it most, and delivers value for UK taxpayers. […]

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The UK aid response to global health threats – new review

31 Jan 2018

While health has been a major focus of UK aid for many years, the response to and lessons from the Ebola crisis prompted a rapid scaling up of activity and spending to address global health threats. We have published a new review, The UK aid response to global health threats, which scrutinises this scale up of activity. […]

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