Effectiveness of UK aid: interim findings Contents



1 Introduction

Purpose of report

What is overseas aid?

2 UK aid spending and the UK aid strategy

What counts as aid

UK aid strategy

UK aid spending and the 0.7% target

Channels through which UK aid is spent

The changing profile and nature of UK aid

Shifts in the UK aid spending portfolio

Aid spending in middle income countries

3 Allocation and administration of UK aid

Allocation of UK aid budgets

Management and oversight of UK aid

Responsibilities for ODA spending and achieving the 0.7% target

Gaps in the oversight of ODA spending

The future of international development spending in a time of COVID-19

The Government’s Integrated Review of International Policy

Potential implications of absorbing DFID’s operations into the FCO

Lessons from overseas counterparts

Administration of development assistance elsewhere in the world

Integration of overseas development and foreign affairs—what can the UK learn?

4 Delivery and performance of UK aid

UK aid results

Department for International Development (DFID)

Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI)

National Audit Office (NAO)

Performance of DFID

Transparency and quality of UK aid

Transparency of UK aid

Quality of UK aid

Independent scrutiny of UK aid spending

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 9 June 2020