News from Agulhas

15 June
2018

Agulhas Policies – our participation in the UN Global Compact

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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

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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

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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 [...]

2 May
2018

IDC Hearing of Value for Money 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) 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

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

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

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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  

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 [...]

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