ICAI follow-up review of 2016-17 reports

ICAI’s follow-up review looks at how well DFID and other government departments have responded to our key findings and the recommendations we made in 2016-17 reviews.

  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 29 June 2018
  3. Type: Follow-up review
  4. Subject: Cross-cutting
  5. Assessment: Unrated
  6. Lead commissioner: Richard Gledhill


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.

The 2016-17 follow-up summarises our findings for the following seven reviews:

We also looked again at three outstanding issues from our previous follow-up:

  1. Violence against women and girls (VAWG): We revisited progress on mainstreaming VAWG initiatives into DFID sectoral programmes and other relevant security and justice initiatives.
  2. Fiduciary risk management: We looked into progress on strengthening oversight of implementers in complex delivery chains, and in improving transparency and oversight arrangements for multilateral agencies delivering bilateral programmes.
  3. Results management at country and departmental level: We considered progress on aggregating and reporting on development results above the programme level, drawing where relevant on findings from our review of DFID’s approach to value for money in programme and portfolio management.


Review publication

Published 29 June 2018

Further scrutiny

Published 18 July 2019