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
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 lossSummer 2021
The UK aid response to COVID-19Autumn 2021
Aligning UK ODA with the Paris AgreementAutumn 2021
Protecting ODA from Fraud: supplementary review of multilateral channelsAutumn 2021
The humanitarian response to COVID-19Winter 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 rightsSpring 2022
Results review: EducationSpring 2022
Afghanistan country portfolio reviewSummer 2022
PeacebuildingSummer 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.

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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