News and Views

13 November
2018

We are hiring a Research fellow!

By |News from Agulhas|

Agulhas Applied Knowledge is a London-based consulting firm specialising in research, analysis, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) on international development and sustainability. We provide strategic advice on aid programme and development policy to the UK government, other donor countries, multilateral organisations, developing country governments, philanthropic foundations and NGOs. We specialise in strategic reviews and evaluations: for [...]

30 October
2018

ICAI maternal health review published today

By |client stories|

Today, with support from Agulhas, ICAI published a review of DFID's results in improving maternal health. The review found that: DFID developed a comprehensive Results Framework for 2011-2015 that included targets to improve maternal health. DFID has been an important champion of family planning and reproductive rights at the international level, and helped to extend access [...]

12 October
2018

ICAI infrastructure review published today

By |client stories|

Today ICAI with support from Agulhas published a performance review on DFID’s investment on transport and urban infrastructure. DFID’s investments on transport and urban infrastructure over 2015 and 2016 consisted of 57 programmes with combined budgets of £3.9 billion. The review found that: DFID’s transport and urban infrastructure work clearly supports three out of four strategic [...]

25 September
2018

Value for money through tendering and contract management

By |client stories|

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 [...]

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 |client stories|

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 [...]

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