This study will examine whether the government has protected value for money in managing reductions in Official Development Assistance spending.
Globalisation means every part of the public sector is affected by international issues. International development, trade, foreign affairs, and security and border issues have clear global focuses. Tourism, defence, cyber crime, laws and regulations, economic growth, education and many large projects have international aspects, and frequently involve working with international partners.
Public bodies can work together and learn from each other in many ways, such as coordinating UK activities overseas, contributing to international action and regulations, and identifying opportunities and best practice through international comparisons.
As international issues affect so many sectors, this page brings together all our publications with international lessons and good practice.
Key NAO publications:
- A Short Guide to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (Jul 2015)
- A Short Guide to the Department for International Development (Jul 2015)
- Exploiting the UK brand overseas (June 2015)
- Managing the Official Development Assistance target (Jan 2015)
- Managing and removing foreign national offenders (Oct 2014)
This report will examine the Department for International Trade’s progress with trade negotiations, including converting existing EU trade agreements.
This report describes government’s progress in implementing changes required to manage the border after the end of the transition period.
6 Nov 2020
This report sets out insights for government from its preparations for EU Exit.
4 Sep 2020
This report assesses whether DFID’s 2018 Strategic Vision for Gender Equality is well placed to secure value for money.
29 Apr 2020
This report looks at how much government departments spent on their activities preparing for the UK’s exit from the EU.
6 Mar 2020
This report examines the management of the Cabinet Office-led Get ready for Brexit campaign.
28 Jan 2020
This report considers the work that government has been undertaking at the border to prepare for a no-deal EU exit.
16 Oct 2019
We record government’s progress in ensuring health and social care supplies should the UK leave the EU without a deal.
27 Sep 2019
This investigation examines the extent to which departments have used consultants in
their work to prepare for exiting the EU.
7 Jun 2019