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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

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Third Report - The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme: report from the Sub-Committee on the Work of ICAI
Inquiry ICAI's review on The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme
Committees International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
HC 104
Report
Response to this report
Fifth Special Report - 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
HC 1021
Special Report
Fifth Special Report - 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
Inquiry ICAI's review on The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme
Committees International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
HC 1021
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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30 June 2021
Inquiry ICAI's review on The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme
Witnesses Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office), and Jennifer Townson (UK Migration and Modern Slavery Envoy at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office)
Committees International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
Oral Evidence
14 April 2021
Inquiry ICAI's review on The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme
Witnesses Prof Alex Balch (Research Director at Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre), and Prof James Cockayne (Professor of Global Politics and Anti-Slavery at University of Nottingham)
Committees International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
Oral Evidence
14 April 2021
Inquiry ICAI's review on The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme
Witnesses Yuki Lo (Head of Research & Evaluation at Freedom Fund), and Sophie Otiende (Board Member at Global Fund to End Modern Slavery)
Committees International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
Oral Evidence
TMS0003 - ICAI's review on The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme
Witnesses Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
Committees International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
Written Evidence
TMS0001 - ICAI's review on The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme
Witnesses Rights Lab, University of Nottingham
Committees International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
Written Evidence
TMS0002 - ICAI's review on The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme
Witnesses Marshalls plc
Committees International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
Written Evidence

Other publications

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Contact us

  • Email: indcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 1223 (General enquiries) / 07842 601500, doylem@parliament.uk (Media enquiries)
  • Address: Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact , House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA