News and Views

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 [...]

26 February
2018

Agulhas policies – Modern slavery and human trafficking

By |News from Agulhas|

Modern slavery is a term used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour and human trafficking. Human trafficking is where a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with a view to that person being exploited. At Agulhas, we take these issues very seriously. We are committed [...]

20 February
2018

Value for money in programme and portfolio management

By |News from Agulhas|

Today ICAI published a rapid review on value for money in programme and portfolio management. In recent years, the Department for International Development (DFID) has been working to build value for money considerations further into its management processes and its relationships with implementers and multilateral partners, establishing itself as a global champion on value for money. Overall, [...]

7 February
2018

IDC hearing of ICAI Inclusive Growth 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) the recently published ICAI reviews: DFID's approach to supporting Inclusive growth in Africa. Tina Fahm, ICAI commissioner, was supported by Agulhas Director Dr Marcus Cox. Press Coverage: Devex Watch the session  

23 January
2018

The Trust Machine: What blockchain can (and can’t) do for development – Paige Isaacson

By |News comment and analysis|

Blockchain has become hugely popular amongst tech and development professionals alike, brandishing the power to “disrupt” nearly every facet of civil society, aid and international development. At a blockchain event I attended at Bond, one presenter went so far as to pose the question: Does blockchain mean the end of civil society itself? Firstly, no, [...]

6 December
2017

IDC hearing of ICAI reviews of the Global Challenges Research Fund and of the Prosperity Fund

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 two recently published ICAI reviews: the review of the Global Challenges Research Fund and the review of the Prosperity Fund. Dr Alison Evans, ICAI Chief commissioner, and Tina Fahm, lead commissioner, were supported [...]

27 November
2017

Vodafone Foundation’s 25 years of giving report – measuring scale & impact

By |client stories|

Agulhas worked with KPMG to help Vodafone Foundation to look at the impact and and tell the story of its journey during the last 25 years of activity. Vodafone Foundation’s approach to giving has evolved over the last 25 years: from investing in the communities in which it operates to leveraging Vodafone’s technologies and networks [...]

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