29 Aug 2020
The government has confirmed the continued role of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) ahead of the merger of the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said that ICAI will continue to scrutinise UK aid across all aid-spending departments when the new Foreign, Commonwealth and […]
Read more on Government confirms role for ICAI ahead of DFID-FCO merger
20 Aug 2020
A new ICAI review will examine how the UK government manages its aid-spending target, and whether the complexities involved affect the quality and value for money of aid.
Read more on Management of the UK’s 0.7% ODA Spending Target – new approach summary paper
31 Jul 2020
The UK’s work with Africa’s leading development institution is effective and relevant in addressing many of the continent’s priorities for international aid, but more could be done to strengthen strategic engagement with the Bank and “on the ground” cooperation, according to a new report from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI).
Read more on New review – The UK’s support to the African Development Bank Group
23 Jul 2020
The government is making “steady” progress in improving how it spends aid despite difficult external challenges – but a number of areas remain a concern, according to a new report from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI).
Read more on New review – ICAI follow-up review of 2018-19 reports
16 Jul 2020
Ahead of ICAI’s forthcoming review assessing the results achieved by DFID in its nutrition programmes, ICAI Chief Commissioner Dr Tamsyn Barton reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic could impact on the government’s work in this area.
Read more on What does COVID-19 mean for nutrition programmes?
15 Jul 2020
A new paper from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) about the role of UK aid in boosting the country’s impact and influence in the world has been published today by Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.
Read more on Foreign Affairs Committee publishes ICAI evidence on the global influence of UK aid
10 Jul 2020
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 external change.
Read more on ICAI Annual Report 2019-2020
18 Jun 2020
ICAI has today published its June newsletter, featuring a round-up of the aid watchdog’s latest activity.
Read more on ICAI’s June 2020 newsletter out now
15 Jun 2020
An ICAI review of the Newton Fund, a £735 million research partnerships fund, has today been endorsed by a parliamentary sub-committee, which warned that the UK government needs to address “serious” value for money concerns in how the fund is managed.
Read more on Newton Fund review: Parliament sub-committee endorses ICAI’s findings
4 Jun 2020
The UK’s major aid investment in Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is playing a pivotal role in making sure children in the world’s poorest countries are vaccinated against disease – but the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic risks “crowding out” routine immunisation work.
Read more on New information note: The UK’s work with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance