The management of UK budget support operations
This review assesses budget support, aid given directly to a recipient government, which represents 15% of the UK’s bilateral aid budget. In the right conditions, budget support can offer an effective and efficient way of providing development assistance.
We published this review on the management of UK budget support operations in May 2012, awarding a green-amber score and making eight recommendations. The follow-up to this report was published in July 2013.
Budget support is aid given directly to a recipient government to spend through its normal budgetary processes. At £644 million in 2010-11, it represents 15% of the UK’s bilateral aid budget. This evaluation assesses whether DFID makes appropriate decisions as to where and in what quantity to provide budget support and whether the processes by which DFID manages its budget support operations are appropriate and effective.