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30 October
2018

ICAI maternal health review published today

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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

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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

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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

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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

16 May
2018

Disability in development

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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 [...]

28 February
2018

Building resilience to natural disasters

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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 [...]

20 February
2018

Value for money in programme and portfolio management

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Today ICAI published a performance 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. [...]

27 November
2017

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

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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 [...]

18 October
2017

IDC session on the ICAI reviews of UK aid response to irregular migration and of UK aid response to reducing conflict and fragility in Somalia

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The International Development Committee (IDC) heard from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on two recently published ICAI reviews: the review of UK aid's response to migration in the central Mediterranean and at the UK aid's response to reducing conflict and fragility [...]

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