The UK’s approach to funding the UN humanitarian system

DFID has a strong strategy for using its funding and influence to strengthen UN humanitarian agencies and global humanitarian practice, but its record to date in promoting practical reforms is mixed.

Score: Green/Amber
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 18 December 2018
  3. Type: Performance review
  4. Subject: Humanitarian assistance
  5. Assessment: Green/Amber
  6. Location: Bangladesh, Iraq, Lebanon, South Sudan
  7. Lead commissioner: Alison Evans

International Development Committee

Parliament’s International Development Committee (IDC), or its ICAI sub-committee, hold hearings on all ICAI reviews. The IDC hearing on humanitarian reform is available to watch online.

ICAI follow-up

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Published 10 May 2018

Evidence gathering


Review publication

Published 18 December 2018

Government response

Published 12 February 2019

Parliamentary scrutiny

IDC hearing 13 March 2019

ICAI follow-up

Published 23 July 2020