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

Our approach

This rapid review on tackling fraud in UK aid through multilateral organisations will complement an earlier review that assessed the effectiveness of counter-fraud measures in official development assistance (ODA) spending UK government departments, but excluded funding to multilateral organisations because it is subject to specific accountability mechanisms.

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

We are seeking to answer the following review questions:

  1. To what extent does the UK identify, assess and monitor multilateral organisations’ fraud risk management frameworks to ensure they have systems, including processes, governance structures, resources and incentives in place to manage fraud risks in the UK’s ODA expenditure?
  2. How effective is the UK at working with multilateral organisations and other donors to strengthen fraud risk management in multilateral organisations?
  3. How does the UK capture, apply and share its learning on fraud risk management internally and externally (ie, with multilateral organisations and the international community)?

Timeline

Approach

Published 5 October

Evidence gathering

Ongoing

Review publication

Expected spring 2022

Further scrutiny

To be confirmed