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Agricultural Research Case study: Reaching the end users: Vitamin A-enriched sweet potato in Uganda

25 Oct 2013

As part of the DFID Support to Agricultural Research report, Lead Commissioner John Githongo and our team visited Uganda to examine the HarvestPlus project which encouraged farmers to grow and eat Vitamin A-enriched sweet potato. The project took place over 2006-09. HarvestPlus worked with NGOs and targeted 10,000 farmers in three districts in eastern Uganda. The project […]

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Independent Commission for Aid Impact publishes report on DFID’s Support to Agricultural Research

25 Oct 2013

DFID has committed £350 million to agricultural research in the period 2010-15 to improve food security and tackle hunger in developing countries. Activities range from advanced science research in UK universities to projects developing and testing innovative ways to get research products (such as new seeds or animal vaccines) into use by farmers. The overall rating for the programmes we examined is Green-Amber.

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Independent Commission for Aid Impact publishes report on DFID’s Empowerment and Accountability Programming in Ghana and Malawi

11 Oct 2013

“We endorse DFID’s new focus on empowering people. We found that the most successful initiatives involved helping communities to build on existing capacities to find solutions which benefited both the community and the government service provider. Clearer and more realistic goals, with stronger criteria for delivery decisions, would help to maximise results.” – Diana Good, Lead Commissioner.

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Independent Commission for Aid Impact publishes report on DFID’s Support for Palestine Refugees through UNRWA

13 Sep 2013

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has published a report today on the Department for International Development’s support for Palestine refugees through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The overall rating for the programmes we examined is Green-Amber. UNRWA is delivering a good standard of basic public services in a challenging environment. […]

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Independent Commission for Aid Impact publishes reports on DFID’s Health Programmes in Burma and Support to Capital Projects in Montserrat

16 Jul 2013

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has today published two reports on: DFID’s Health Programmes in Burma; and DFID’s Support to Capital Projects in Montserrat. ICAI has rated the Burma programmes as Green and the support to Montserrat projects as Amber-Red. DFIDs Health Programmes in Burma The overall rating for the programmes we examined […]

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