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

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.

The government’s response to this review will be expected within 6 weeks of this review and published shortly.



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