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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
29 Mar 2018
Over the past decade, the UK government has significantly increased its aid to fragile and conflict-affected countries and regions.
28 Feb 2018
DFID has taken a well-considered approach to mainstreaming resilience to natural disasters, and has helped to promote the inclusion of resilience into the global development agenda.
20 Feb 2018
The Department for International Development’s approach to value for money is helping to make UK aid spending go further, but improvements are still needed.
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. […]
8 Nov 2017
We have published the first of two reviews we are conducting into the Department for International Development’s procurement practices