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

Timeline

Approach

Published 4 March 2021

Evidence gathering

Complete

Review publication

Published 20 May 2021

Government response

Published 16 August 2021

ICAI follow-up

Published 30 June 2022

Further follow-up

Expected summer 2023