The UK’s approach to democracy and human rights

This review explores how effectively the UK aid programme has responded to the emergence of new threats to democracy and human rights.

Score: Green/Amber
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 18 January 2023
  3. Type: Full review
  4. Subject: Democracy, governance and human rights
  5. Assessment: Green/Amber
  6. Location: Pakistan, Serbia, Tanzania
  7. Lead commissioner: Tamsyn Barton
  8. SDGs covered:Peace, justice and strong institutions

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 is available to read online.



Published 20 May 2022

Evidence gathering


Review publication

18 January 2023

Government response

Published 28 February 2023

Further scrutiny

Follow-up published 16 May 2024