International Development Committee
A hearing is held by Parliament’s International Development Committee (IDC) or their ICAI sub-committee for most ICAI reviews.
The IDC hearing for this review is available to watch online.
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.
Our follow-up to this review found that FCDO has made notable progress in implementing our recommendations. We judge its response to be adequate. FCDO staff are increasingly looking beyond due diligence and compliance, have been supporting the development and application of a number of sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment (SEAH) reporting and community engagement mechanisms, and have been working to improve the functioning of the department’s systems for investigating reported cases of SEAH. Although the department has supported some useful research on SEAH issues, important evidence gaps remain. In addition, the mechanisms for screening humanitarian workers which FCDO has been supporting are yet to show sustained results