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 in Somalia.
The IDC questioned ICAI, DFID and the FCO about the adherence to the do no harm principle, and the assessments of human rights violations in Security and Justice programming. It also explored issues around methodology including the use of remote monitoring and the criteria for the selection of case study countries in ICAI reviews.
Dr Alison Evans, ICAI Chief commissioner, was supported by Agulhas Senior fellow and team leader Willem van Eekelen for the session on the Migration review. Richard Gledhill, ICAI commissioner, was supported by team leader Mark de Pulford for the session on the UK aid’s response to conflict and fragility in Somalia.