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UK Development Assistance for Security and Justice (ICAI)

Independent Commission for Aid Impact

Review on UK Development Assistance for Security and Justice

Agulhas Director Marcus Cox and ICAI commissioner Diana Good led a review on UK Development Assistance for Security and Justice. The review concluded that many of the activities in DFID’s security and justice programmes were not making enough of a difference to the lives of people living in poverty. ICAI in particular concluded that there needed to be a critical reflection, both on the overall goals of the portfolio and on what objectives are realistic in complex operating environments. The report recommended DFID to develop a new strategy for more focussed and realistic security and justice assistance and to identify the key evidence gaps across its portfolio.

Case Study Countries: Bangladesh, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Sudan.

Areas of Expertise

Conflict and fragility

  • Conflict assessment and reduction
  • State and institution building


  • Security and justice

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