Each year we conduct a follow-up assessment of ICAI reviews from the previous year. This process is an important step in the chain of accountability, providing the International Development Committee (IDC) and wider development stakeholders with evidence on whether the government has taken appropriate action in response to ICAI’s recommendations.
For the first time ICAI has rated the progress made in each review, scoring them as either “adequate” or “inadequate”, with an inadequate rating resulting from a combination of too little being done to address ICAI’s recommendations, the response not being sufficiently relevant, and/or the implementation being too slow.
The 2018-19 follow-up summarises our findings for the following nine reviews:
- Achieving value for money through procurement: DFID’s approach to its supplier market (Procurement 1)
- Achieving value for money through procurement: DFID’s approach to value for money through tendering and contract management (Procurement 2)
- DFID’s transport and urban infrastructure investments
- Assessing DFID’s results in maternal health
- The UK’s approach to funding the UN humanitarian system
- International Climate Finance: UK aid for low-carbon development
- CDC’s investments in low-income and fragile states
- DFID’s partnerships with civil society organisations
- The Newton Fund
We also looked again at three outstanding issues from our 2017-18 follow-up: