This information note looks at the UK government’s ODA-funded development work with China and ODA spend in China since 2016, building on ICAI’s 2016 review of DFID’s approach to managing exit and transition in its developing partnerships, which included China as a case study.
The information note consists of three core components:
- A brief history of the UK’s strategic development relationship with China.
- A mapping of ODA spent in China and of ODA spent on joint programmes with China across government departments.
- Case studies of how the UK has engaged with China on key themes.
As an information note, it does not make evaluative judgments or make recommendations. Instead it provides insights about an area of the UK aid programme that is of considerable public interest.