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ICAI produces report on DFID’s approach to anti-corruption and its impact on the poor

On 31 October 2014 the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (“ICAI”) published a report on the UK Department for International Development’s (“DFID”) approach to fighting corruption around the world. The report considers whether DFID’s anti-corruption activities are reducing the negative effects of corruption, in particular as experienced by the world’s poorest, who are the ultimate beneficiaries of DFID’s development programmes. The report concludes that while DFID recognises corruption as a critical development challenge, DFID has not developed an approach equal to the challenge, nor has it focussed its efforts sufficiently on the poor. The report, the production of which was led by attorneys in Linklaters’ International Governance and Development Practices on behalf of ICAI, includes five recommendations to support DFID’s future work on anti-corruption.

The full ICAI report can be accessed here.