DFID’s governance work in Nepal and Uganda
DFID’s governance work in Nepal and Uganda is tailored to the country contexts and largely achieving its intended outcomes, but needs a stronger strategic orientation and approach to learning.
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- Published: 21 Dec 2017
In this performance review, we explore the relevance and effectiveness of DFID’s support to strengthening governance in two countries, Nepal and Uganda – with a total expenditure of £127 million and £94 million respectively – from 2009 to 2017. We look at the relevance of DFID’s governance work to individual country contexts and the priorities of the UK aid programme, the effectiveness of existing governance work and how well it adapts to learning.
We chose to focus this review on just two countries in order to allow for in-depth exploration of the quality of assistance and results in a broad area of programming. This also allowed us to explore results over a longer period time, and meant we could look at several cycles of programming, in recognition that governance results may take time to emerge.
While the two country studies are not representative of DFID’s governance portfolio as a whole, we believe that many of the issues explored have wider significance.
Our review is limited to DFID, which spends 79% of total UK governance aid globally.