A response to ICAI report into DFID’s oversight of EU aid to low-income countries

11 December 2012

In response to the publication of the latest Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) report ODI Research Associate Mikaela Gavas said:

"The report demonstrates how important a successful EU aid programme is to the delivery of Britain's poverty reduction objectives in the world – and how important Britain's influence has been on the results focus and value for money of European aid.  What’s clear from the report is that there is room for better engagement between DFID and the EU and that both sides have work to do if they are to make the best of the future relationship. We know there is potential for aid spent through the EU to have greater reach, greater scale, greater coordination and ultimately greater efficiency than when EU member states go it alone."