Tackling fraud in UK aid through multilateral organisations

This review will assess the extent to which the UK government ensures the effective management of fraud in its core funding to multilateral organisations.

  1. Status: In progress
  2. Last updated: 5 October 2021
  3. Type: Rapid review
  4. Subject: Anti-corruption, tax avoidance and fiduciary risk
  5. Lead commissioner: Tarek Rouchdy

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We are conducting a rapid review of tackling fraud in UK aid through multilateral organisations. We have published an approach summary paper and we are currently gathering evidence – see the ‘Our approach’ tab. We expect to publish this rapid review in spring 2022.

Summary

Multilateral organisations are central to the UK’s global interests and objectives, and continue to receive a large proportion of UK official development assistance (ODA). In the 2021 Integrated Review, the UK government emphasised its continued commitment to seeking multilateral solutions to global challenges such as climate change, COVID-19 and global health security. It stated that the UK would work to ensure a “truly transparent, efficient system” and that the UK would link its multilateral funding to performance.

This review will assess the extent to which the UK government ensures the effective management of fraud in its core funding to multilateral organisations. It complements an earlier ICAI review on Tackling fraud in UK aid, which assessed the effectiveness of counter-fraud measures in ODA-spending UK government departments.

Timeline

Approach

Published 5 October

Evidence gathering

Ongoing

Review publication

Expected spring 2022

Further scrutiny

To be confirmed