News from Agulhas

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 [...]

26 February
2018

Agulhas policies – Modern slavery and human trafficking

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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 [...]

7 February
2018

IDC hearing of ICAI Inclusive Growth review

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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  

6 December
2017

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

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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 [...]

21 July
2017

Agulhas’ Senior Fellow wins the Outstanding Teaching Award at University of Birmingham

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Agulhas' Fellow Willem van Eekelen won the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award of the University of Birmingham’s College of Social Sciences, which includes about 500 teaching staff. Willem is a Senior Fellow at Agulhas and a Teaching Fellow at the International Development Department of the University of Birmingham. He teaches modules on Poverty and Inequality, Rural [...]

28 June
2017

Inclusive Growth

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Today ICAI published a learning review on DFID's aims to improve economic development and create jobs in Africa. ICAI found the department has pursued a well-considered approach to building up its knowledge and expertise in the area of inclusive growth, doubling its global investment in economic development – from £934 million in 2011-12 to £1.8 billion [...]

23 June
2017

UK aid in a conflict-affected country: Reducing conflict and fragility in Somalia

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Today ICAI published a performance review on UK aid delivery in Somalia. It found the UK aid is making a positive contribution to state-building and stability in Somalia, despite facing extremely challenging circumstances. The aid, which amounted to £185m in 2016/17, delivered significant achievements in Somalia. However, the UK could improve its performance in several important [...]

21 June
2017

Follow-Up Year 5

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Today ICAI published its Follow-Up Year 5 report. Each year, ICAI follows up on the response to the recommendations it made in previous reviews. The process is a key link in the accountability chain, providing Parliament and the public with an account of how well DFID and other government departments have responded to ICAI reviews. [...]

10 March
2017

The UK’s aid response to irregular migration in the central Mediterranean

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Today ICAI published a rapid review exploring what progress the UK has made in developing a relevant and effective aid response to irregular migration. ICAI found that the cross-departmental approaches to addressing the root causes of migration are still under development and have not yet fully absorbed research findings on the causes of irregular migration. [...]

22 February
2017

IDC hearing of the ICAI review on the effects of DFID’s cash transfer programmes

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The International Development Committee (IDC) heard from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) and the Department for International Development (DFID) on the effects of DFID's cash transfer programmes on poverty and vulnerability. The IDC questioned ICAI on the methodology used for evidence gathering, on the complementarity with the recently published ODI research on cash [...]

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