What is the Impact of Development Aid?

17 January 2012

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) will give evidence today, Tuesday 17 January, to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee about the economics of development aid


At 3.35pm, Tuesday 17 January, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

  • Graham Ward, Chief Commissioner, Independent Commission for Aid Impact

Graham Ward, Chief Commissioner for the ICAI, will face questions from the Committee about the Commission’s role and how it monitors effectiveness and value for money in aid programmes.

Other questions likely to be asked include:

  • Whether development aid helps to promote sustainable economic growth in recipient countries
  • How far can  DFID ensure  that its budget support to developing countries is well spent 
  • DFIDs ability to identify and address fraud risks
  • Will cuts in  DFIDs administrative budget impair its ability to  check for value for money in its spending programmes 

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