New report – The effects of DFID’s cash transfer programmes

12 Jan 2017

ICAI’s latest review finds that UK aid is succeeding in alleviating extreme poverty through its support for cash transfer programmes.

ICAI examined how well the Department for International Development used cash transfer programmes to reduce poverty and vulnerability.

The review found that the transfers – which include any regular payments made to individuals or households – had consistently increased incomes and consumption levels among some of the world’s poorest people, and presented a strong value for money case.

Overall ICAI awarded a ‘green-amber’ score, concluding DFID’s cash transfer programmes – which amount to average spending of £201 million a year – were making a good impact, but could achieve even more.

 

Read the full report – The effects of DFID’s cash transfer programmes on poverty and vulnerability