The Conflict, Stability and Security Fund’s aid spending – new review

29 Mar 2018

Over the past decade, the UK government has significantly increased its aid to fragile and conflict-affected countries and regions.

The Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) is one of its main instruments for tackling conflict and instability.

ICAI has conducted a performance review of the CSSF’s UK aid expenditure.

The review found that the CSSF is flexible and responsive to the priorities of the National Security Council, but variable programme quality, weak results management and insufficient learning undermine its contribution to building peace, stability and security.

It gave the CSSF’s aid spend an ‘amber-red’ score overall, and made six recommendations to help address the shortcomings.

Read the CSSF review now.