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:
- When aid relationships change: DFID’s approach to managing exit and transition in its development partnerships
- Accessing, staying and succeeding in basic education – UK aid’s support to marginalised girls
- The effects of DFID’s cash transfer programmes on poverty and vulnerability
- The cross-government Prosperity Fund
- The UK’s aid response to irregular migration in the central Mediterranean
- UK aid in a conflict-affected country: Reducing conflict and fragility in Somalia
- DFID’s approach to supporting inclusive growth in Africa
We also looked again at three outstanding issues from our previous follow-up:
- Violence against women and girls (VAWG): We revisited progress on mainstreaming VAWG initiatives into DFID sectoral programmes and other relevant security and justice initiatives.
- 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.
- 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.