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

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DFID’s Contribution to Improving Nutrition

9 Jul 2014

DFID has a globally recognised nutrition programme, committing £3.3 billion between 2013-20. This review assesses DFID’s rapidly expanding support to nutrition, focusing on strategy and portfolio coherence.

DFID’s Private Sector Development Work

15 May 2014

We examine DFID’s approach to private sector development. This encompasses a wide range of programmes from large-scale regulatory reform to microfinance support for small enterprises.

How DFID Learns

4 Apr 2014

Excellent learning is essential for UK aid to achieve maximum impact and value for money. This review seeks to identify the way DFID learns and what inhibits it from doing so consistently.

DFID’s Support to Agricultural Research

25 Oct 2013

One billion people in the world face hunger. Our report looks at DFID’s agricultural research work to improve food security and tackle hunger, to which it has committed £350 million over 2010-15.

DFID’s Support for Palestine Refugees through UNRWA

13 Sep 2013

DFID is UNRWA’s fourth-largest donor, contributing £173 million in the period 2008-12. This review assessed the impact that DFID’s support has had on Palestine refugees and the effectiveness of DFID’s engagement with UNRWA.

DFID’s Support to Capital Projects in Montserrat

16 Jul 2013

Montserrat, one of the UK’s overseas territories, suffered devastating volcanic eruptions from 1995. This review assesses how the UK Government manages its aid to Montserrat, with a particular focus on DFID’s capital investment projects.