UK aid to Ukraine

A review exploring the full range of UK aid to Ukraine since the February 2022 Russian invasion.

  1. Status: In progress
  2. Last updated: 7 December 2023
  3. Type: Rapid review
  4. Subject: Country focus, Fragile states, Humanitarian assistance
  5. Assessment: Unrated
  6. Location: Ukraine
  7. Lead commissioner: Sir Hugh Bayley
  8. SDGs covered:Peace, justice and strong institutions

Latest news

We have published the approach for our forthcoming rapid review of UK aid to Ukraine. We expect to publish the findings in April 2024.


Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 caused a major geopolitical crisis as well as a humanitarian catastrophe, with 6.2 million people internally displaced and 7.7 million registered as refugees across Europe.

The UK has made support for Ukraine its top foreign policy priority for 2023. As well as political and military support, the UK provided £311 million in official development assistance (ODA) in 2022 – an 11-fold increase from 2021 – and from 2023 Ukraine is set to become the largest recipient of UK bilateral aid.

This rapid review – the first independent scrutiny of UK aid to Ukraine since the invasion – aims to assess how well current policies are supporting the government’s strategic objectives.

Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals relevant to this review are:

  • Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions


Approach publication

7 December 2023

Evidence gathering


Review publication

Expected April 2024