DFID’s support to the health sector in Zimbabwe

Our report assesses DFID’s support to the health sector in Zimbabwe which has had a substantial and positive impact, most notably for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Score: Green/Amber
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 22 November 2011
  3. Subject: Country focus, Global health
  4. Assessment: Green/Amber
  5. Location: Zimbabwe
  6. Lead commissioner: Graham Ward CBE

Read the inception report

Read the terms of reference

Our approach

Since 2004, DFID has spent over £100 million in support to the health sector in Zimbabwe, mainly on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, support to maternal health and the supply of essential medicines. The purpose of this review was to assess how well that money has been spent and to make recommendations for the future.

This evaluation sought to draw conclusions on the value for money, impact and effectiveness of UK health assistance to Zimbabwe in the period 2004-11. It took particular account of the impact on the delivery and performance of the UK’s aid. It drew conclusions and derived lessons specifically for the country programme and also for other similar work elsewhere.


Review publication

Published 22 November 2011

Government response

Published 12 December 2011

ICAI follow-up

Published 1 July 2013