In progressLast updated: 8 December 2020
A forthcoming review examining the effectiveness of UK aid in halting deforestation and preventing biodiversity loss.
In progressLast updated: 4 March 2021
A rapid review looking at how the government managed the official development assistance (ODA) spending target during 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In progressLast updated: 20 October 2020
A forthcoming review assessing the relevance and effectiveness of UK aid programmes in promoting employment opportunities for young people across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
In progressLast updated: 11 November 2020
A forthcoming information note that will provide a factual account of the UK’s financial and strategic engagement with China on development issues.
Completed: 4 December 2020
Aid-spending government departments worked flexibly with suppliers to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their work, but lack of transparency about the government’s new aid priorities hampered delivery, and the long-term impact of the cuts to the UK aid programme remains to be seen.
Completed: 24 November 2020
The government’s approach to managing its aid-spending target has become increasingly effective and well-coordinated across government – but making the process more flexible in future could reduce the “significant” impact of major economic shocks.
Completed: 14 October 2020
The UK’s work to tackle modern slavery in developing countries has had limited long-term impact, did not build on existing international efforts and experience, and failed to adequately involve survivors – though the government played a prominent role in raising the profile of the issue globally.
Completed: 30 September 2020
The UK’s “leading” work to tackle the widespread problem of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by international peacekeepers is relevant and important, but could be strengthened with more focus on survivors and a stronger approach to learning.
Completed: 16 September 2020
The government has beaten its goal of reaching people in some of the world’s poorest countries with nutrition services – but with malnutrition set to rise as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it should do more to help the most vulnerable.