DFID’s approach to anti-corruption

This report assesses DFID’s approach to managing the risk of corruption, which is one of the most important components of achieving value for money in the UK aid programme.

Score: Amber/Red
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 22 November 2011
  3. Type: Other
  4. Subject: Anti-corruption, tax avoidance and fiduciary risk
  5. Assessment: Amber/Red
  6. Lead commissioner: Graham Ward CBE


In this review on the Department for International Development (DFID)’s approach to anti-corruption, we examine how DFID responds to the challenge of providing aid in countries with high risk of corruption.

Our report makes five recommendations as to how DFID can minimise the risks to UK aid funds from corruption and how it can better assist its partner countries to address the scourge of corruption at its root.  As a result of our findings, this review is scored amber-red.


Review publication

22 November 2011

Government response

Published 12 December 2011

ICAI follow-up

Published 1 July 2013