ICAI follow-up review of 2018-19 reports

ICAI’s follow-up review looks at how well government departments have responded to the recommendations made in our 2018-19 reviews.

  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 23 July 2020
  3. Type: Follow-up review
  4. Subject: Cross-cutting
  5. Assessment: Unrated
  6. Lead commissioner: Tamsyn Barton

Outstanding issues

We identified three reviews that we returned to as outstanding issues in the following year’s follow-up exercise, published in June 2021:

  • The Newton Fund: primary purpose, development impact and tied aid
  • Procurement 2: DFID’s contract management regime and training
  • CDC: CDC’s attention to development impact in its investments in low-income and fragile states.

We also kept open the option of returning to the maternal health review if the publication of the Health Systems Strengthening Position Paper and the Ending Preventable Deaths Action Plan did not go ahead as planned in 2020, or if they were of insufficient quality.

Updates on these outstanding issues were published in our 2019-20 follow-up review.

Read the follow-up

In addition to these three outstanding issues, we will follow up on the progress in updating the International Climate Finance strategy as part of our forthcoming review on UK aid to tackle biodiversity and deforestation.


Review publication

Published 23 July 2020

Further scrutiny

Published 23 June 2021