UK aid, at its best, makes a real and positive difference to the lives and livelihoods of people living in poverty around the world. Ensuring the best possible performance across a large and multifaceted aid programme is, however, a complex management challenge.
Strengthening results management has been a key priority for DFID in recent years. The department has recognised the importance of demonstrating its results to parliament and the public and has worked to ensure that value for money and accountability are built into its business processes. This focus has become known as the results agenda.
This report reflects on ICAI’s previous 44 reports, looking at how well DFID ensures positive, long-term, transformative change across its work and identifies potential areas for future ICAI work.