DFID’s approach to value for money in programme and portfolio management

The Department for International Development’s approach to value for money is helping to make UK aid spending go further, but improvements are still needed.

  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 20 February 2018
  3. Type: Performance review
  4. Subject: Government processes and systems
  5. Assessment: Unrated
  6. Location: Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda
  7. Lead commissioner: Tina Fahm

International Development Committee

Parliament’s International Development Committee (IDC), or its ICAI sub-committee, hold hearings on all ICAI reviews. The IDC hearing on DFID’s approach to value for money is available to watch online.

ICAI follow-up

ICAI follows up on all of its reviews to check what progress has been made since publication. ICAI’s value for money follow-up is available to read now.



Published 14 February 2017

Evidence gathering


Review publication

Published 20 February 2018

Government response

Published 28 March 2018

Parliamentary scrutiny

IDC hearing 2 May 2018

ICAI follow-up

Published 18 July 2019