In this review, the ICAI/Agulhas team assessed the contribution of UK International Climate Finance to promoting low-carbon development in developing countries. This part of the portfolio supports developing countries to shift to a development pathway that minimises emissions while still meeting their developmental goals.

The review gave the ICF’s approach to low-carbon development a green-amber. It found that the UK’s International Climate Finance shows a convincing approach to promoting low-carbon development and has made a strong commitment to joint international action.

The review made the following recommendations:

  1. UK ICF should refresh its strategy, including a clear approach to promoting low-carbon development and to integrating low-carbon development principles across the UK aid programme.
  2. DFID should adopt a more structured and deliberate approach to integrating low-carbon development across its programming.
  3. UK ICF should present a clear public narrative about the ambition and value of the UK’s climate investment.

Areas of expertise:

  • Aid effectiveness
  • Performance management and accountability
  • Aid architecture
  • Resilience and sustainability
  • Policy response to climate change

Media coverage: The Sun

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