We undertake independent reviews of UK aid spending and its contribution to development impact

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DFID’s Health Programmes in Burma

16 Jul 2013

Burma is one of the poorest countries in Asia, with significant health need and challenges of access and capacity. We examine DFID’s £110 million health spending in Burma over 2010-15.

DFID’s Peace and Security Programme in Nepal

21 Feb 2013

Nepal’s decade-long civil war ended in 2006. This review assesses five DFID peace and security projects costing £53 million, intended to support Nepal’s transition to peace.

DFID’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programming in Sudan

21 Feb 2013

DFID’s response to the Darfur conflict in Sudan since 2003 has been one of its largest ever humanitarian operations. This report looks at the water, sanitation and hygiene component of DFID’s response across different delivery channels.

DFID’s Livelihoods Work in Western Odisha

21 Feb 2013

This review assesses the performance of DFID’s Western Orissa Livelihoods Project (WORLP) in India. WORLP cost £32.75 million over 2001-11 and sought to reduce poverty by improving communities’ water resources, agriculture and incomes.

DFID’s Oversight of the EU’s Aid to Low-Income Countries

6 Dec 2012

The EU is the world’s second-largest aid donor. In this review of DFID’s oversight of the UK’s contributions to EU aid – around £1.4 billion a year, 16% of DFID’s total aid spending – we have focused on the impact of EU aid in low-income countries.

DIFD’s education programmes in Nigeria

20 Nov 2012

DFID’s education programme in Nigeria operates in a very challenging environment, DFID has spent £102 million to date, with a further £126 million committed to 2019.

DFID’s Bilateral Aid to Pakistan

17 Oct 2012

Pakistan is a large country facing major development challenges and UK aid has scaled up dramatically in recent years. This review looks at DFID’s work in health, education and humanitarian assistance.

The UK Emergency Response in the Horn of Africa

14 Sep 2012

When the rains failed in the Horn of Africa in 2010-11, a chronic situation became a crisis affecting over 12 million people. This report looks at the effectiveness and value for money of the UK’s £200 million emergency response.