Completed: 4 June 2020The UK’s major aid investment in Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is playing a pivotal role in making sure children in the world’s poorest countries are vaccinated against disease – but the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic risks “crowding out” routine immunisation work.
Completed: 19 March 2020The UK has an important role to play in international efforts to tackle corruption in developing countries – but the government’s domestic approach and the rapidly-changing nature of the threat are among six potential future ‘lines of enquiry’ identified in this information note.
Completed: 12 February 2020UK aid has been “mostly effective” at helping some of the poorest and most vulnerable in Ghana – but as the country works to become less reliant on aid, the UK should take care not to scale back its financial support too quickly.
Completed: 9 January 2020A flagship government programme to tackle sexual violence in conflict zones risked letting survivors down due to a lack of senior leadership, poor strategy, and cuts in funding.
Completed: 23 October 2019The government is increasingly spending foreign aid in areas where it can deliver benefits to both the UK economy and countries eligible for aid – but care must be taken to ensure the primary aim of poverty reduction isn’t diluted or lost.
Completed: 12 September 2019Departments with new aid budgets are increasingly developing their understanding of how to use aid effectively - but more should be done to integrate learning into international development spending across government to ensure value for money.
Completed: 18 July 2019ICAI’s follow-up review looks at how well DFID and other government departments have responded to the recommendations made in our 2017-18 reviews.
Completed: 20 June 2019Over the period from 2015 to 2019, ICAI has accumulated a rich body of evidence on the performance of UK aid. We have drawn together the key findings from across the 28 reviews and four follow-ups conducted over the last four years to produce an analysis of the current state of UK aid and the challenges ahead.
Completed: 7 June 2019The £735 million aid fund is poorly designed to deliver its primary purpose of addressing development challenges and advancing development for the poorest people and countries through research and innovation, and does not ensure its spending is a good use of UK aid.
Completed: 10 April 2019DFID values civil society organisations (CSOs), but its funding and partnership practices do not fully support the long-term health of the civil society sector.
Completed: 26 March 2019The UK’s multi-billion pound development finance institution did not do enough to maximise the impact of its UK aid investments.
Completed: 19 February 2019The UK’s International Climate Finance shows a convincing approach to promoting low-carbon development and has made a strong commitment to joint international action.