The current state of UK aid

ICAI, in partnership with Bond and British Expertise International, invite you to join us for a review of the “state of UK aid” chaired by Dr Tamsyn Barton, chief commissioner of ICAI, and presentations from Richard Gledhill and Dr Marcus Cox. 

 

The second phase of ICAI’s existence has been a been a dynamic one for UK aid. The SDGs have reshaped the global development agenda. The UK has mounted its largest ever humanitarian operation in response to the Syria crisis and has responded to a range of global challenges, from Ebola to the growing threat of climate change. And UK aid is increasingly being spent by departments other than DFID as the aid programme is reoriented towards the ‘national interest’.

ICAI, in partnership with Bond and British Expertise International, invite you to join us for a review of the “state of UK aid” chaired by ICAI’s new chief commissioner Dr Tamsyn Barton, with presentations by outgoing commissioner Richard Gledhill, and director of Agulhas Dr Marcus Cox. 

The event will delve into the rich body of findings ICAI has accumulated over its last four-year commission and explore, through a panel discussion and Q&A session, whether UK aid is ready for the challenges ahead. 

It will cover the findings from The current state of UK aid report, published in June, including leave no one behind, promoting jobs and economic transformation, global threats and the changing profile of UK aid.

We would like to invite stakeholders from the development aid sector, including colleagues from both the NGO and private sector community to contribute to this debate.

Programme

14:00: Registration and refreshments

14:30: Welcome and introduction from Dr Tamsyn Barton, current chief commissioner of ICAI

14:40: Hear from Richard Gledhill and Dr Marcus Cox 

15:20: Discussion

16.00: Wrap up and next steps

16:10: Networking

17:00: End

Speakers

Tamsyn Barton

Dr Tamsyn Barton is the Chief Commissioner of ICAI and has 25 years' experience working in international development. Previously, Tamsyn was Bond's chief executive 2017-2018 and spent 13 years working for ODA/DFID.

Marcus Cox

Dr Marcus Cox is the Director of Agulhas.

Richard Gledhill

Richard Gledhill is the outgoing Commissioner of ICAI.

Location

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Adelaide House
London Bridge
EC4R 9HA
United Kingdom