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.
Completed: 18 December 2018DFID has a strong strategy for using its funding and influence to strengthen UN humanitarian agencies and global humanitarian practice, but its record to date in promoting practical reforms is mixed.
Completed: 30 October 2018DFID programmes have expanded access to family planning and some maternal health services, but a renewed effort is required to reach young women and girls and to generate lasting impacts on quality of care and maternal health outcomes.
Completed: 12 October 2018We found good performance on strategic approach and supporting multilateral finance, but a mixed record in the delivery of bilateral programmes.
Achieving value for money through procurement Part 2: DFID’s approach to value for money through tendering and contract management
Completed: 25 September 2018An appropriate overall approach to procurement with good performance in most areas of tendering, but significant weaknesses in contract management.
Completed: 29 June 2018ICAI’s follow-up review looks at how well DFID and other government departments have responded to our key findings and the recommendations we made in 2016-17 reviews.
Completed: 22 June 2018DFID’s governance work in Nepal and Uganda is tailored to the country contexts and largely achieving its intended outcomes, but needs a stronger strategic orientation and approach to learning.
Completed: 24 May 2018DFID overcame substantial barriers to the delivery of aid, such as food, shelter and vaccines but took too long to put the required staffing and resources in place
Completed: 16 May 2018Around one in six people in developing countries live with a disability. As a group, they tend to be poorer, and suffer more discrimination, exclusion and violence than the rest of the population.