Future work plan

Our future work plan provides a summary of forthcoming ICAI reviews and expected publication dates. All ICAI reviews are approved by the International Development Committee.

ICAI’s future work plan*:

ReviewExpected publication
The humanitarian response to COVID-19Summer 2022
Transparency in UK aidAutumn 2022
Country portfolio review: UK aid to AfghanistanAutumn 2022
The UK’s approach to democracy and human rightsWinter 2022
The UK’s approaches to peacebuildingWinter 2022
UK aid’s support to refugees in the UKWinter 2022/23
Blue Planet FundWinter 2022/23
Country portfolio review: IndiaWinter 2022/23
The Programme Operating Framework for aid in FCDOSpring 2023
AgricultureSpring 2023
UK aid for tradeSpring 2023
*Publication dates subject to change; ICAI’s work plan remains under review during the Covid-19 pandemic

This is a provisional work plan which is subject to change. Additional reviews will be added after they have been confirmed. Alongside this work plan, we will retain some capacity to undertake ad hoc reports on specific issues of interest or concern.

Selection criteria

We use four selection criteria when planning our work plan:

  • Relevance – the relevance of the topic to new and emerging challenges for the aid programme and its level of interest to stakeholders and the public.
  • Materiality – the importance of the topic in terms of scale of expenditure.
  • Risk – the level of risk involved to achieve the objectives of UK aid or to the appropriate use of UK funds.
  • Value-added – appropriate coverage of the UK aid programme, across sectors, issues, types of programme and spending department, taking into account reviews done by others.

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to make the world a fairer, healthier, safer and more prosperous place for all by 2030, provide us with a framework for selecting our work:

Future work plan

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