Two new ICAI reviews announced
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the government’s 0.7% aid spending target will be the subject of two forthcoming reports from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI).
The proposals for the two new reviews have been agreed with Parliament’s International Development Committee, which signs off ICAI’s work plan.
ICAI’s information note on Gavi will provide a factual account of the UK’s financial and strategic engagement with the vaccine alliance to coincide with the virtual replenishment conference in June. Last month, the government announced a funding pledge equivalent to £330 million a year over the next five years, to help fund immunisation of 75 million children in the world’s poorest countries, with the UK’s contribution seen as particularly important in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
The spending target report will be a rapid review looking at how government manages the 0.7% Official Development Assistance spending target, and whether it gives rise to any value for money concerns. The review is expected to be published later this year.
ICAI will announce further review topics for its future work plan in due course.