DFID's Blue Book

The Essential Guide to Rules and Tools (known as The Blue Book) sets out the core information about how to do things in DFID. It explains the rules governing key corporate activities including programme management, finance, people management, security, IT and propriety. The guidance is broken down by business case, under the headings below.


DFID staff have access to further information and guidance, which is contained on our staff intranet. For technical reasons this cannot be accessed by outside users but if you would like more information on any of the subjects covered in the Blue Book, please contact the Public Enquiry Point.