Future work plan
ICAI’s future work plan*:
|Information note: The UK’s aid engagement with China||Spring 2021|
|Management of the 0.7% ODA Spending Target in 2020||Spring 2021|
|UK aid’s approach to youth employment in the Middle East and North Africa||Summer 2021|
|International climate finance: UK aid for halting deforestation and preventing irreversible biodiversity loss||Summer 2021|
|COVID-19 one year in – an overview of the UK aid response||Autumn 2021|
|Aligning UK ODA with the Paris Agreement||Autumn 2021|
|Protecting ODA from Fraud: supplementary review of multilateral channels||Autumn 2021|
|The humanitarian response to COVID-19||Winter 2021/22|
|The UK’s response to the safeguarding crisis in the aid sector||Winter 2021/22|
|World Bank International Development Association (IDA)||Spring 2022|
|Democracy and human rights||Spring 2022|
|Results review: Education||Spring 2022|
|Afghanistan country portfolio review||Summer 2022|
*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.
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: