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.
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.