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

Government response

The government publishes a response to all ICAI reviews, indicating whether they ‘accept’, ‘partially accept’ or ‘reject’ each of ICAI’s recommendation and setting out the management actions that they propose to take in response.

The government response is available to read online.



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