The Conflict, Stability and Security Fund’s aid spending

Shortcomings in aid programmes delivered as part of the government’s CSSF are undermining its contribution to building peace, stability and security.

Score: Amber/Red
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 29 March 2018
  3. Type: Performance review
  4. Subject: Fragile states, Peace, security and justice, UK aid funds
  5. Assessment: Amber/Red
  6. Location: Burkina Faso, Chad, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Mali, Niger, Pakistan
  7. Lead commissioner: Richard Gledhill
  8. SDGs covered:Peace, justice and strong institutions

International Development Committee

Parliament’s International Development Committee (IDC), or its ICAI sub-committee, hold hearings on all ICAI reviews. The IDC hearing on the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund’s aid spending is available to watch online.

ICAI follow-up

ICAI follows up on all of its reviews to check what progress has been made since publication. For this review, ICAI found the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) had made important progress instituting good aid practice, strengthening its ‘do no harm’ approach and accelerating learning.

ICAI’s CSSF follow-up is available to read now.

Read the follow-up



Published 14 August 2017

Evidence gathering


Review publication

Published 29 March 2018

Government response

Published 10 May 2018

Parliamentary scrutiny

IDC hearing 20 June 2018

ICAI follow-up

Published 18 July 2019