Join us for a presentation from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) as they share details on their review of the UK’s modern slavery strategy. ICAI’s review looks at UK aid spending of over £200 million to tackle modern slavery in developing countries.
The Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s (ICAI) recently published review of the UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the UK aid programme.
It found that, although the government played a prominent role in raising the profile of modern slavery globally, its work had limited long-term impact, did not build on existing international efforts and experience, and failed to adequately involve survivors.
Ending modern slavery is a new and complex challenge for UK aid that has become a significant priority for the UK government, who committed in 2018 to spend £200 million in UK aid on promoting global action.
The government has conducted a sustained international campaign to raise awareness, including persuading many governments to sign an international Call to Action. The Home Office and the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office have been involved in delivering international programmes to combat modern slavery.
The report looks at how well the UK government has done in learning ‘what works’ and developing a credible portfolio of programmes to tackle the complex global challenge, and includes in-depth consideration of a sample of programmes, the UK’s work in Bangladesh and Nigeria, and the UK’s influencing efforts with international partners and with the private sector.
This event will be held on Microsoft Teams.
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Sir Hugh Bayley, Commissioner, ICAI
Professor Gary Craig, Newcastle Law School
Elaine Mitchell, Business & Human Rights Lead, Marshalls