Guidance

Guidance on digital spend advice and controls for DFID partners and suppliers

Explains to our partners and suppliers what the UK Government’s and DFID’s standards are for the use of digital in international development programmes.

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This guidance explains to our partners and suppliers what the UK Government’s and DFID’s standards are for the use of digital in international development programmes. It sets out DFID’s expectations when submitting digital proposals and explains how to engage with the Digital Service Team through the procurement process.

Published 6 December 2016
Last updated 25 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Revised version added 25 October. Changes made are: version number added; licence costs now included in spend breakdown; mobile app guidance updated; a note explaining the use of HTTPS for new websites has been added to question 8; and a new question added to the proposition form "How will you ensure that your website meets WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standards?"
  2. Paragraph 5 amended to - The Principles are endorsed by DFID and many development .........
  3. Proposition form has been updated with a new question 12.
  4. Paragraph 7(i) Mobile phone app policy has been updated. Digital Spend Proposition Form has been updated.
  5. First published.