UK aid to Ukraine

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

  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 30 April 2024
  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

Read the approach summary paper

Our approach

This review will assess the relevance, effectiveness and coherence of UK aid to Ukraine since the February 2022 Russian invasion. It will also look at aid earlier aid spending where this provides a foundation for current activities.

We will examine the policies and strategies guiding UK aid to Ukraine, looking at programme designs, choice of delivery methods and emerging results. Evidence will be gathered through reviewing documents; key informant interviews; desk reviews of the UK’s approach to seven thematic objectives within its Ukraine country strategy; producing an annotated bibliography; and stakeholder workshops with the private sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and Ukrainian academics.

Review questions

  1. Relevance: Is UK aid to Ukraine guided by a clear strategy?
  2. Effectiveness: How well is UK aid to Ukraine being delivered?
  3. Coherence: How well has the UK used its funding and influencing to promote coherent international aid support for Ukraine?


Approach publication

7 December 2023

Evidence gathering


Review publication

30 April 2024

Government response

Expected June 2024

Further scrutiny

To be confirmed