In progressLast updated: 5 October 2021This review will assess the extent to which the UK government ensures the effective management of fraud in its core funding to multilateral organisations.
In progressLast updated: 7 September 2021A forthcoming results review will assess the impact, effectiveness and equity of UK aid on education, with a particular focus on girl’s education.
In progressLast updated: 5 August 2021A forthcoming review will assess the value for money of the UK’s financial contribution to the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) and how well the UK uses its position as the largest bilateral donor to shape its policies and operations.
In progressLast updated: 2 July 2021A forthcoming review will examine the UK’s approach to safeguarding in the humanitarian sector.
Completed: 23 June 2021ICAI’s follow-up review looks at how well government departments have responded to the recommendations made in our 2019-20 reviews.
Completed: 14 October 2021A 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.
Completed: 21 October 2021This review examines the prioritisation and redirection of UK aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
International climate finance: UK aid for halting deforestation and preventing irreversible biodiversity loss
Completed: 15 July 2021A review examining the effectiveness of UK aid in halting deforestation and preventing biodiversity loss.
Completed: 20 May 2021The 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.
Completed: 8 April 2021The government’s approach to managing fraud in the aid programme is broadly relevant and effective – but more can be done to find fraud cases by improving oversight and intelligence sharing across aid-spending departments, and streamlining and enhancing whistleblowing systems.
Completed: 8 July 2021A 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).
Completed: 28 April 2021An 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.