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12 May
2020

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) is successfully supporting developing countries build an evidence base for their climate actions and policies

By |client stories|

by Katerina Cerna, Catherine Cameron and Mark Kelleher The 2015 Paris Agreement represented a key milestone in the fight against climate change. 187 countries ratified the Convention, committing to take urgent action to achieve a carbon-neutral and resilient world by mid-century. Countries pledged to intensify their efforts and turn commitments into action on the ground. [...]

4 May
2020

Undertaking effective M&E during COVID-19 – reflecting on lessons learned from the Agulhas independent evaluation of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency, supported by CIFF

By |client stories, News from Agulhas|

by Mark Kelleher, Catherine Cameron and Katerina Cerna In the first few months of 2020 one issue has dominated worldwide: the COVID-19 pandemic, and the way that this emergency has changed patterns of living and working. Commentators have pointed to a total re-evaluation of work as we know it and business leaders have heralded the [...]

20 June
2019

The current state of UK aid: A synthesis of ICAI findings from 2015 to 2019

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Today ICAI published a review of the current state of UK aid, with support from Agulhas. This review draws together the key findings from across the 28 reviews and four follow-ups conducted over the last four years, to analyse how well equipped the aid programme is to respond to the challenges ahead, and the opportunities and risks [...]

7 June
2019

The Newton Fund

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Today ICAI published a performance review of the Newton Fund, with support from Agulhas. The Newton Fund is a research and innovation partnership fund managed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which was established to develop science and innovation partnerships to reduce poverty by generating and putting into use knowledge and [...]

10 April
2019

DFID’s partnerships with civil society organisations

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Today ICAI published a performance review, drafted by Agulhas, of DFID's partnerships with civil society organisations. The UK government has been funding CSOs since long before the establishment of the Department for International Development (DFID) in 1997, but the volume and modalities of funding to CSOs has changed over time. DFID’s current approach to working [...]

26 March
2019

CDC’s investments in low-income and fragile states

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Today ICAI published a performance review, drafted by Agulhas, of CDC's investments in low-income and fragile states. CDC is the primary vehicle through which DFID invests development capital and plays a key role within DFID’s Economic Development Strategy. It aims to “support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and [...]

19 February
2019

International Climate Finance: UK aid for low-carbon development

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Today ICAI published a performance review of the UK's International Climate Finance, with support from Agulhas. The UK’s International Climate Finance (ICF) is a portfolio of investments designed to support the eradication of international poverty by helping developing countries manage risk, build resilience to the impacts of climate change, take up low-carbon development and manage [...]

1 December
2018

Investing in Regional Prosperity: Positioning the Aid Program to Support Australia’s Economic Partnerships in Asia

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This evaluation puts forward a strong case for Australia to remain engaged with Asian MICs. It argues that Australia can continue to build its comparative advantage as a partner in economic and social reform. The rationale is driven by Australia’s strategic interest in supporting prosperous and stable neighbours as well as the development needs of Asian [...]

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 [...]

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