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

Government response

The government publishes a response to all ICAI reviews, indicating whether they ‘accept’, ‘partially accept’ or ‘reject’ each of ICAI’s recommendation and setting out the management actions that they propose to take in response.

The government’s response to our use of contractors review is available to read online.


Review publication

Published 17 May 2013

Government response

Published 7 June 2013

ICAI follow-up

Published 12 June 2014