The current state of UK aid
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.
14:00: Registration and refreshments
14:30: Welcome and introduction from Dr Tamsyn Barton, current chief commissioner of ICAI
16.00: Wrap up and next steps