New report – DFID’s approach to managing exit and transition in its development partnerships
ICAI’s latest review finds that the process of ending the UK’s traditional aid relationships with countries including India, China and South Africa was weakened by poor communication and relationship management.
ICAI examined how well the Department for International Development (DFID) managed the process of ending bilateral aid, or transitioning to new forms of development partnerships, in seven countries.
It found that in several cases the department had not specified clear objectives for its new development partnership or any detail on how that partnership would work, and that the process was not well communicated – within recipient countries or with the UK public.
Overall ICAI graded DFID’s performance on exiting and transitioning from countries as ‘Amber-Red’ – requiring significant improvement.