Management of the 0.7% ODA spending target in 2020

The government successfully met its aid spending target in 2020 through reprioritising programmes as the COVID-19 pandemic hit – but economic uncertainty and the government’s ‘cut once, cut deep’ approach meant that cuts to bilateral aid were ultimately more drastic than they needed to be.

  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 20 May 2021
  3. Type: Rapid review
  4. Subject: Government processes and systems
  5. Lead commissioner: Tamsyn Barton

Government response

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

We expect the government’s response to our review of the management of the 0.7% spending target in 2020 to be published shortly.

Timeline

Approach

Published 4 March 2021

Evidence gathering

Complete

Review publication

Published 20 May 2021

Government response

Expected June/July 2021

Further scrutiny

Details to be confirmed

ICAI follow-up

Details to be confirmed