DFID’s use of contractors to deliver aid programmes

DFID uses private sector contractors to assist in delivering aid, accounting for 9% of its aid expenditure in 2011-12. This report examines their role in programme delivery.

Score: Green/Amber
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 17 May 2013
  3. Type: Other
  4. Subject: Private sector
  5. Assessment: Green/Amber
  6. Location: Bangladesh, Nigeria, Yemen
  7. Lead commissioner: Mark Foster

ICAI follow-up

We follow up on the steps the government has taken in response to our recommendations for all ICAI reviews. This process is a key link in the accountability chain, providing Parliament and the public with an account of how well government departments have responded to ICAI reviews.

We published the follow-up for our use of contractors review in 2014.

Read the follow-up


Review publication

Published 17 May 2013

Government response

Published 7 June 2013

ICAI follow-up

Published 12 June 2014