When aid relationships change: DFID’s approach to managing exit and transition in its development partnerships

Managing the transition from traditional aid to new kinds of development partnerships is increasingly important for the Department for International Development (DFID) in the current aid landscape.

Score: Amber/Red
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 16 November 2016
  3. Type: Performance review
  4. Subject: Transitioning development partnerships
  5. Assessment: Amber/Red
  6. Location: Burundi, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Vietnam
  7. Lead commissioner: Francesca Del Mese

International Development Committee

Parliament’s International Development Committee (IDC), or its ICAI sub-committee, hold hearings on all ICAI reviews. You can watch the IDC hearing on transition online.

ICAI’s follow-up

ICAI follows up on all of its reviews to check what progress has been made since publication. ICAI’s transition follow-up report is available to read online.

Read the follow-up




Published 26 May 2016

Evidence gathering


Review publication

Published 16 November 2016

Government response

Published 16 February 2017

Parliamentary scrutiny

IDC hearing 14 December 2016

ICAI follow-up

Completed 29 June 2018