News from Agulhas

7 February
2017

The cross-government Prosperity Fund

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Today ICAI published a rapid review of the Prosperity Fund, a cross-government aid fund promoting economic reform and growth in developing countries. ICAI’s latest review has found that the Prosperity Fund needs to continue to improve its systems and processes to support the pace and scale of delivery. The review found several emerging challenges for the [...]

30 January
2017

IDC hearing of ICAI review on UK aid support for marginalised girls’ education

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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 UK aid’s support for marginalised girls' education. The session looked at the coherence and effectiveness of DFID's interventions and the appropriateness of DFID's 'value for money' focus when trying to reach the [...]

12 January
2017

The effects of DFID’s cash transfer programmes on poverty and vulnerability

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Today ICAI published an impact review on the Department for International Development (DFID) use of cash transfer programmes to reduce poverty and vulnerability. The review found that the transfers – which include any regular payments made to individuals or households – had consistently increased incomes and consumption levels among some of the world’s poorest people, and [...]

16 December
2016

IDC hearing of ICAI review ‘DFID’s approach to managing exit and transition in its development partnerships’

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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 UK aid's results in exit and transition in its development partnerships. The session looked at how well the Department for International Development managed the process of ending bilateral aid, or transitioning to new forms [...]

16 December
2016

Accessing, staying and succeeding in basic education – UK aid’s support to marginalised girls

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Today ICAI published a performance review of DFID's commitment to girls and improving their life chances across its education portfolio. The review identified significant investment in programmes such as the flagship Girls’ Education Challenge fund. However it also found that too many programmes performed poorly against their original objectives, losing the necessary focus on girls, particularly marginalised girls, [...]

15 December
2016

Sustainable Business: A One Planet Approach

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Sustainable Business: A One Planet Approach Agulhas' Director Catherine Cameron has contributed Chapter 4 'Valuing' to `Sustainable Business: A One Planet Approach’ book. What is a one planet approach to sustainable business? Why is it important? What are businesses doing to achieve sustainability? What do business leaders need to learn? Sustainable Business: A One Planet Approach is a [...]

23 November
2016

IDC hearing of ICAI review “UK aid’s contribution to tackling tax avoidance and evasion”

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The International Development Committee today heard from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) and the Department for International Development (DfID) on the UK aid's contribution to tackling tax avoidance and evasion. The session looked at DFID's work with other government departments and in particular with Treasury and HMRC to influence the setting of new [...]

16 November
2016

When aid relationships change: DFID’s approach to managing exit and transition in its development partnerships

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ICAI published today the review on how DfID managed exit and transition from traditional aid to new kinds of development partnerships. The review looked at seven countries and found that very often DfID did not had clear objectives for the transition, and did not communicate well its strategy. Overall ICAI graded DfID’s performance on exiting and [...]

18 October
2016

Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s Annual Report 2015-16 examined

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The International Development Committee today hears from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) and the Department for International Development (DFID) on ICAI's Annual Report 2015-16. The session will look at how well has ICAI transitioned to Phase II and how it has changed its reviews to ensure UK aid is spent effectively. The session will [...]

29 June
2016

IDC hearing of ICAI review “Assessing DFID’s Results in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene”

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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 UK aid's results in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The session looked at ICAI's findings that althought DFID reached its target and provided 62.9 million people with access to WASH over the 2011 [...]

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