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ICAI's review on The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme

Inquiry

The International Development Committee's Sub-Committee on the work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) held an evidence session on ICAI's review of the UK aid programme's approach to tackling Modern Slavery.

The Sub-Committee explored the issue with the ICAI commissioner concerned with the review and also learned of the experience of victims of modern slavery from those with knowledge of the situation, including a survivor. Members also examined the effectiveness of the Government’s strategy for tackling modern slavery with key academic experts.

The Sub-Committee's report expressed concern about how effective the UK’s work on tackling modern slavery had been. It found there had been limited long-term impact from this work, that the UK’s interventions did not always take advantage of existing international interventions in the area and that the government could do more for survivors of modern slavery.

Read the Report: The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme: report from the Sub-Committee on the Work of ICAI

Read the response: The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme: report from the Sub-Committee on the Work of ICAI: Government response to the Committee’s Third Report