Forthcoming review: UK aid for trade
ICAI is today publishing the approach paper for a forthcoming review of UK aid for trade.
Since 2015, there has been a shift in the focus of UK aid towards trade and economic growth, to help countries grow their economies, raise incomes, create jobs and lift people out of poverty. The UK’s objectives also include supporting developing countries to increase their exports and to trade more with the UK, thereby creating secondary benefits for UK businesses.
Over recent years, the changing aid and trade context, in the UK and globally, has affected the direction of aid for trade and the shape of the portfolio.
This review will examine the relevance and effectiveness of UK aid for trade since 2015, assessing to what extent programmes address binding constraints to trade and promote poverty reduction and inclusion.