DFID’s bilateral aid to Pakistan

Pakistan is a large country facing major development challenges. This review looks at DFID’s work in health, education and humanitarian assistance.

Score: Green/Amber
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 17 October 2012
  3. Type: Other
  4. Subject: Country focus
  5. Assessment: Green/Amber
  6. Location: Pakistan
  7. Lead commissioner: Diana Good

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Our approach

This review set out to assess whether DFID was achieving impact and value for money in Pakistan with its bilateral aid to education, humanitarian assistance and health.

The evaluation focused on aid delivery and impact. It examined three contrasting areas of the DFID Pakistan programme, covering a range of funding channels and delivery partners. Across these three areas, the evaluation examined:

  • the extent to which programmes have achieved sustainable impact for the intended beneficiaries; and
  • the effectiveness, efficiency and value for money of the different funding and delivery channels in delivering that impact, including whether DFID had delivery chains in place that would enable it to cope with the substantial scaling-up of the UK aid programme envisaged in the following four years.


Review publication

Published 17 October 2012

Government response

Published 9 May 2013

ICAI follow-up

Published 12 June 2014