The UK’s support to the African Development Bank Group

The UK’s work with Africa’s leading development institution is good value for money, allowing the UK taxpayer to influence development across Africa, but more could be done to strengthen strategic engagement between the UK and the Bank, and cooperation on the ground.

Score: Green/Amber
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 31 July 2020
  3. Type: Full review
  4. Subject: Development finance, Multilateral spend
  5. Assessment: Green/Amber
  6. Location: Ivory coast, Nigeria, Uganda
  7. Lead commissioner: Tamsyn Barton
  8. SDGs covered:No poverty, Gender equality, Clean water and sanitation, Affordable and clean energy, Decent work and economic growth, Industry, innovation and infrastructure

International Development Committee

Parliament’s International Development Committee (IDC), or its ICAI sub-committee, hold hearings on all ICAI reviews. The IDC hearing for this review is available to watch online.

ICAI follow-up

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Published 25 September 2019

Evidence gathering


Review publication

Published 31 July 2020

Government response

Published 18 September 2020

Parliamentary scrutiny

IDC hearing 14 December 2020

ICAI follow-up

Published 30 June 2022