Blue Book: the essential guide to working at DFID

This publication was withdrawn on 8 September 2014

The programme sections of DFID’s Blue Book have been replaced by new Smart Rules

Find out useful information about how to do things at DFID, including rules and tools.


A – Overall Business Planning

C - Accountability and audit

E – Managing people

F - Conduct and propriety

G - Accommodation and workplace

H - Security

I - Information systems

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The Department for International Development’s online Blue Book is a manual of information about working practices.