Tackling fraud in UK aid

The government’s approach to managing fraud in the aid programme is broadly relevant and effective – but more can be done to find fraud cases by improving oversight and intelligence sharing across aid-spending departments, and streamlining and enhancing whistleblowing systems.

  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 8 April 2021
  3. Type: Rapid review
  4. Subject: Anti-corruption, tax avoidance and fiduciary risk
  5. Lead commissioner: Tarek Rouchdy

International Development Committee

A hearing is held by Parliament’s International Development Committee (IDC) or their ICAI sub-committee for most ICAI reviews.

We expect the hearing for this review to take place in due course.

ICAI follow-up

Approximately one year after we publish our reports, we follow up on the steps the government has taken in response to our recommendations. 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 expect to publish the follow-up for this report in due course.



Published 9 October 2020

Evidence gathering


Review publication

Published 8 April 2021

Government response

Expected spring 2021

Parliamentary scrutiny

Details to be confirmed

ICAI follow-up

Details to be confirmed