This review assesses the Department for International Development’s (DFID)’s systems of control and assurance over its expenditure in Afghanistan. These systems are important because they help to minimise the risk of theft, fraud and corruption. We published this review in March 2012, awarded an amber-red score and made four recommendations. The follow-up to this review was published in July 2013.
DFID’s planned expenditure on bilateral aid to Afghanistan was £178 million in 2011-12 and in each of the following three financial years. In Afghanistan, DFID spent its money in four areas: governance and security, education, wealth creation and humanitarian assistance.