We published our performance review on DFID’s governance work in Nepal and Uganda in June 2018, awarding a green-amber score. We made five recommendations. A follow-up report for this review was published in July 2019.
How countries are governed has a major influence on their progress towards poverty reduction and development. More stable, effective and accountable governance is both an objective in its own right and a means of achieving broader development goals, including in areas such as economic development, health, education and climate change.
Governance programming is designed to improve the quality of institutions and governance processes in developing countries. In 2016, DFID spent £537 million on bilateral governance programming to help strengthen areas such as budgeting and public expenditure management, the electoral process, media, courts, police, local government and civil society. It aims to make governments more responsive and accountable, build organisational capacity to promote development, and to strengthen processes for the peaceful resolution of disputes.