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International Citizen Service

The National Audit Office has today published a report on the International Citizen Service (ICS). The Department for International Development launched the ICS in 2011 to provide volunteer placements overseas for 18-25 year olds and team leader placements for 23-35 year olds.

The report examines the programme’s costs, how it is delivered, and how it has performed against its objectives.

Notes for Editors

  1. Press notices and reports are available from the date of publication on the NAO website. Hard copies can be obtained by using the relevant links on our website.
  2. The National Audit Office scrutinises public spending for Parliament and is independent of government. The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), Sir Amyas Morse KCB, is an Officer of the House of Commons and leads the NAO, which employs some 785 people. The C&AG certifies the accounts of all government departments and many other public sector bodies. He has statutory authority to examine and report to Parliament on whether departments and the bodies they fund have used their resources efficiently, effectively, and with economy. Our studies evaluate the value for money of public spending, nationally and locally. Our recommendations and reports on good practice help government improve public services. Our work led to audited savings of £734 million in 2016.

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