New report – DFID’s efforts to eliminate violence against women and girls
ICAI’s latest review finds that UK aid has made a significant contribution to tackling violence against women and girls in developing countries.
DFID has demonstrated strong global policy leadership, through initiatives such as the 2014 Girl Summit, and has made a significant contribution to knowledge and evidence on preventing abuse, including on global challenges such as child marriage and female genital mutilation.
The report — ICAI’s first learning review — gave DFID’s current performance a ‘green’ rating, highlighting its rapid expansion of programmes to eliminate violence against women and girls and the significant investment in research and innovation to promote learning on what works.
The review finds that DFID must now scale up and mainstream its own response, as well as influencing others to step up, to achieve truly transformative impact, but that the department currently lacks strategies for achieving this.
Read the full report – DFID’s efforts to eliminate violence against women and girls