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MPs probe fraud in the foreign aid sector

19 May 2022

MPs are looking into potential fraud in the foreign aid sector – focusing specifically on UK aid to international bodies such as the United Nations (officially known as ‘multilateral aid’).

Purpose of the Session

Previous research on fraud in UK government-allocated foreign aid suggests it is rare – with less than 0.1% of expenditure lost. But the subject is still important – not least because the UK is known to have a tough reputation, among multilateral aid organisations, for monitoring dishonest practices – a reputation it would like to maintain.

The sub-committee scrutinises the work of ICAI on behalf of Parliament.

The sub-committee will be looking at a review of the subject published by ICAI in April 2021, Tackling fraud in UK aid through multilateral organisations. It will also look into the government’s response to the recommendations from this review. The MPs will publish their own independent report on their findings in due course.


Monday 23 May 2022, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 4.00pm

  • Tarek Rouchdy, Commissioner, ICAI
  • Stephen Blakeley, Team Leader, ICAI Tackling fraud in UK aid through multilateral organisations review

At 4.45pm

  • Christian Rogg, Director for Development and Parliament Directorate, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
  • Tim Jones, Finance Director, FCDO

Further information

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