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

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.

Read the government’s response online.



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