ICS is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and delivered by a consortium of organisations led by VSO.
Different ICS agencies work in different ways, but they all work to seven agreed quality principles.
This means that all ICS projects are based on these principles and are committed to delivering impact in partnership with local communities.
At the end of the first year of ICS (March 2013) we reviewed the whole programme and found:
- 98.4% of our partner organisations described the ICS programme as useful or very useful
- Every in-country volunteer and 91% of UK volunteers said they thought participation in the ICS programme had been useful.
- 95% of in-country volunteers and 83% of UK volunteers said they thought participation in the ICS programme had been useful for professional development.