New approach paper – DFID’s approach to managing exit and transition
Since 2011, DFID has refocused its aid programme on 28 priority countries. This has involved terminating or significantly reducing bilateral aid to at least 15 countries. However, the UK continues to have important relationships with many of these countries, such as India and South Africa. Bilateral aid is often replaced by new forms of collaboration in areas of mutual interest or international concern, involving new partnerships with other UK government departments. With different UK objectives involved in each transition, there is no single pathway or process.
This review looks at DFID’s approach to transitioning to new forms of financial and non-financial support. We will examine a number of recent and ongoing transitions and explore the implications for managing future transitions.
We have published an approach paper for this review. The paper sets out the evaluative questions we seek to answer as part of the review, our methodology and approach.
Read our full approach – When aid relationships change: DFID’s approach to managing exit and transition