The UK aid response to COVID-19

This review examines the prioritisation and redirection of UK aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 21 October 2021
  3. Type: Rapid review
  4. Subject: Government processes and systems
  5. Location: Pakistan, Sudan, Zambia
  6. Lead commissioner: Sir Hugh Bayley

International Development Committee

A hearing is held by Parliament’s International Development Committee (IDC) or their ICAI sub-committee for most ICAI reviews.

We expect a hearing for this review to take place in due course.

ICAI follow-up

Approximately one year after we publish our reports, we follow up on the steps the government has taken in response to our recommendations. This process is a key link in the accountability chain, providing Parliament and the public with an account of how well government departments have responded to ICAI reviews.

Further details about the follow-up for this review will be published in due course.





Published 5 May 2021

Evidence gathering


Review publication

Published 21 October 2021

Government response

Expected December 2021

ICAI follow-up

Details to be confirmed

Further scrutiny

Details to be confirmed