Value for money – New review begins

14 Feb 2017

ICAI has launched a review of DFID’s approach to value for money in programme and portfolio management. This performance review will explore how well DFID has integrated value for money considerations into its programme management systems and practices, its choice of multilateral partners, and whether its approach is delivering improvements in value for money. It […]

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New report- Prosperity Fund

7 Feb 2017

ICAI’s latest review has found that the Prosperity Fund needs to continue to improve its systems and processes to support the pace and scale of delivery. ICAI examined the recently established cross-government Prosperity Fund, which promotes economic reform and development needed for growth in developing countries. The review, which focused on the likelihood of future […]

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ICAI commissioner team update

27 Jan 2017

Francesca Del Mese has resigned as an ICAI commissioner. ICAI’s three remaining commissioners will continue ICAI’s work to scrutinise UK aid. Dr Alison Evans, ICAI’s chief commissioner, said: “I thank Francesca for her work with the Commission and wish her all the best for the future. “ICAI’s work to improve UK aid through robust, independent […]

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New report – The effects of DFID’s cash transfer programmes

12 Jan 2017

ICAI’s latest review finds that UK aid is succeeding in alleviating extreme poverty through its support for cash transfer programmes. ICAI examined how well the Department for International Development used cash transfer programmes to reduce poverty and vulnerability. The review found that the transfers – which include any regular payments made to individuals or households […]

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New report – UK aid’s support to marginalised girls

16 Dec 2016

ICAI’s latest review finds that UK aid is falling short of its ambitions to educate the poorest and most vulnerable girls. ICAI examined how well the Department for International Development (DFID) has supported marginalised girls in basic education. The review found that DFID has made a substantial commitment to girls and improving their life chances […]

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UK’s aid response to the migration crisis – Approach Paper

21 Nov 2016

The global migration crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing the international community today. ICAI is reviewing the relevance of the UK’s aid response to the migration crisis in the central Mediterranean. It will explore whether the UK has a credible and coherent approach and if aid programmes are fit for purpose given the […]

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New report – DFID’s approach to managing exit and transition in its development partnerships

16 Nov 2016

ICAI’s latest review finds that the process of ending the UK’s traditional aid relationships with countries including India, China and South Africa was weakened by poor communication and relationship management. ICAI examined how well the Department for International Development (DFID) managed the process of ending bilateral aid, or transitioning to new forms of development partnerships, […]

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Rapid Review of the Prosperity Fund – Approach Paper

15 Nov 2016

The UK government has announced the establishment of a Prosperity Fund, worth £1.3 billion over five years, to promote growth and prosperity in key partner countries, particularly emerging markets and middle-income countries. ICAI has launched a review to assess whether the Prosperity Fund’s governance, systems and procedures are able to ensure effective programming and good […]

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DFID’s Approach to Supporting Inclusive Growth in Africa – Approach Paper

7 Nov 2016

Inclusive, sustainable, economic growth is key to eradicating poverty and is a core priority for UK aid policy. Today, DFID’s economic development portfolio represents around a fifth of its total combined bilateral and multilateral spend. ICAI is reviewing how DFID is delivering on its commitments to economic inclusion and job creation in Africa. It will […]

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Reducing conflict and fragility in Somalia – Approach Paper

24 Oct 2016

Somalia is one of the world’s most fragile states. It has been receiving UK aid for over two decades. ICAI is reviewing how effective UK aid has been in tackling conflict and reducing fragility in Somalia. Covering DFID’s bilateral programming and the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), we will review the strategy behind aid […]

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