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

Government response

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

We expect the government’s response to our fraud review to be published later this spring.



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