The UK’s support to the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA)

A review will assessing the value for money of the UK’s financial contribution to the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) and how well the UK uses its position as the largest bilateral donor to shape its policies and operations.

Score: Green/Amber
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 31 May 2022
  3. Type: Full review
  4. Subject: Climate change and biodiversity, Development finance, Fragile states, Multilateral spend, Trade and economic development
  5. Assessment: Green/Amber
  6. Location: Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Sierra Leone
  7. Lead commissioner: Tamsyn Barton
  8. SDGs covered:Partnerships for the goals

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 published shortly.



Published 5 August 2021

Evidence gathering


Review publication

Published 31 May 2022

Government response

Expected July 2022

Further scrutiny

To be confirmed