UK aid for trade

A review assessing to what extent UK aid funded programmes address binding constraints to trade and promote poverty reduction and inclusion.

Score: Amber/Red
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 6 June 2023
  3. Type: Full review
  4. Subject: Trade and economic development
  5. Assessment: Amber/Red
  6. Location: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa
  7. Lead commissioner: Sir Hugh Bayley
  8. SDGs covered:Partnerships for the goals, Industry, innovation and infrastructure

International Development Committee

A hearing is held by Parliament’s International Development Committee (IDC) or their ICAI sub-committee for most ICAI reviews.

We expect a hearing for this review to take place in due course.

ICAI follow-up

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.

We published the follow-up report in May 2024, which can be read here.



Published Wednesday 26 October

Evidence gathering


Review publication

Published 6 June 2023

Government response

Published 20 July 2023

Further scrutiny

Follow-up published 16 May 2024