We have conducted a rapid review of Tackling fraud in UK aid through multilateral organisations. We have published our review and made three recommendations designed to strengthen the oversight and management of governance and fraud risk frameworks in multilateral organisations.
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 assesses 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.