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The UK’s humanitarian response to COVID-19

In progressLast updated: 4 November 2021

A forthcoming review that will assess UK emergency support for populations in humanitarian need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UK aid response to COVID-19

Completed: 21 October 2021

This review examines the prioritisation and redirection of UK aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK aid’s alignment with the Paris Agreement

Completed: 14 October 2021

A rapid review that examines how the UK government is aligning all its official development assistance (ODA) with the Paris Agreement, following its commitment to do so in 2019.

Assessing UK aid’s results in education

In progressLast updated: 7 September 2021

A forthcoming results review will assess the impact, effectiveness and equity of UK aid on education, with a particular focus on girl’s education.

Management of the 0.7% ODA spending target in 2020

Completed: 20 May 2021

The government successfully met its aid spending target in 2020 through reprioritising programmes as the COVID-19 pandemic hit – but economic uncertainty and the government’s ‘cut once, cut deep’ approach meant that cuts to bilateral aid were ultimately more drastic than they needed to be.

The UK’s aid engagement with China

Completed: 28 April 2021

An information note providing a factual account of how UK aid has been spent by government departments supporting China’s own development, partnering with China on global development challenges, and working with third countries on their engagement with China.