News and Views

25 September
2018

Value for money through tendering and contract management

By |News from Agulhas|

Today ICAI published a performance review on DFID’s approach to value for money through tendering and contract management. This is the second of two reviews on how well DFID achieves value for money through procurement.These reviews complement a further ICAI review on DFID’s approach to value for money in programme and portfolio management. Together, these three reviews cover [...]

5 September
2018

IDC hearing of the ICAI Disability review

By |client stories|

The International Development Committee (IDC) will hear today 5th September at 9:50am from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) supported by the Agulhas team led by Paul Spray and the Department for International Development (DFID) on the recently published ICAI review: DFID's approach to disability in development. Watch the session

13 August
2018

Five factors that will ensure workers and communities benefit from the low carbon transition

By |News from Agulhas|

Change can leave not just stranded assets and industries but stranded communities. Workers in the tar sands oil fields of Alberta, Canada were determined this fate would not befall them. Worried that the boom and bust of oil extraction would lead to layoffs, community disintegration and tough times,  they chose a different course. The worker-led Iron [...]

18 July
2018

IDC hearing of the Syria review

By |News from Agulhas|

The International Development Committee (IDC) will hear today 18th June at 9:45am from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) and the Department for International Development (DFID) on the recently published ICAI review: the UK's humanitarian support to Syria. Watch the session

15 June
2018

Agulhas Policies – our participation in the UN Global Compact

By |News from Agulhas|

At Agulhas, we are always looking at ways to improve and demonstrate our ethical, environmental and social impact. We are therefore pleased to announce our participation in the UN Global Compact, the largest voluntary initiative to promote sustainable development and good corporate citizenship. Read our announcement

7 June
2018

Lessons for a successful transition to a low carbon economy

By |News comment and analysis, News from Agulhas|

Change is inevitable, and it can leave industries and people behind. Lliam Hildebrand, and his co-workers in the tar sands oil fields of Alberta, Canada were determined this fate would not befall them. With the price of oil falling in 2015, they were worried that the boom and bust of oil extraction would lead to [...]

16 May
2018

Disability in development

By |News from Agulhas|

Today ICAI published a rapid review on disability in development. The Department for International Development (DFID) created a disability framework in 2014, and renewed it in 2015, but a major change of emphasis only came in late 2016, when the secretary of state announced an aim to establish DFID as “the global leader in this neglected and [...]

2 May
2018

IDC Hearing of Value for Money review

By |News from Agulhas|

The International Development Committee (IDC) heard from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) and the Department for International Development (DFID) on the recently published ICAI review: DFID’s approach to value for money in programme and portfolio management. Tina Fahm, ICAI commissioner, was supported by Agulhas Director Dr. Marcus Cox. Watch the session

2 March
2018

Profits with purpose in a fractured, fearful, failing world – Catherine Cameron

By |News comment and analysis|

This piece was originally posted in Open - One Planet Education Networks   The Blackrock Annual Letter to S&P 500 CEO’s sent some shockwaves through the world of business earlier this year. The world’s largest investor, with $6.3 trillion under management, BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink wrote: ‘We are seeing a paradox of high returns and high [...]

28 February
2018

Building resilience to natural disasters

By |News from Agulhas|

Today ICAI published a performance review on building resilience to natural disasters. Between 2011 and 2015, the Department for International Development (DFID) conducted a process of mainstreaming resilience objectives into all relevant programmes. ICAI found that DFID’s approach to mainstreaming proved to be broadly effective. It prioritised countries at particular risk from natural disasters, and [...]

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