ICAI follow-up review of 2020-21 reports

ICAI’s follow-up review looks at how well government departments have responded to the recommendations made in our 2020-21 reviews, and outstanding issues from previous reviews.

  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 30 June 2022
  3. Type: Follow-up review
  4. Lead commissioner: Tamsyn Barton


This report presents the results of our follow-up exercise to assess progress made by aid-spending government departments and funds on addressing recommendations made by ICAI. 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.

It covers 12 ICAI reviews in total: we follow up on seven reviews published in the last annual review cycle from July 2020 to July 2021 (the two reviews on the government’s official development assistance spending target are followed up together), and we return again to four reviews published in previous cycles to address outstanding issues from previous follow-up exercises.

The 2020-21 follow-up summarises our findings for the following seven reviews:


We also looked again at four outstanding issues from previous follow-up exercises:


Review publication

Published 30 June 2022

Further scrutiny

Expected summer 2023