Completed: 21 May 2015Businesses are playing an increasing role in development. This review assesses how well the Department for International Development (DFID) is working with and through businesses to benefit people living in poverty.
Completed: 5 March 2015Our review looks strategically at security and justice assistance. This is an increasingly important area as more UK aid is devoted to fragile and conflict-affected states.
Completed: 20 February 2015Around 13% of UK official development assistance (ODA) is spent by departments other than the Department for International Development (DFID). Our preliminary investigation maps spending and examines activities.
Completed: 12 February 2015The government has committed to spend 30% of UK aid in fragile states by 2014-15. This report examines the scale-up process.
Completed: 16 December 2014A rapid review of DFID's procedures for programme management, the Smart Rules, to see how they respond to the issues that we have raised in our 38 reports to date.
Completed: 11 December 2014The International Climate Fund (ICF) is the UK’s primary instrument for funding international action on climate change. This review assesses emerging impacts and whether the ICF is likely to succeed in catalysing global action.
Completed: 31 October 2014Corruption is a fundamental issue that affects the everyday lives of the very poorest and hinders efforts to lift countries out of poverty. This report focuses on DFID’s efforts to reduce corruption as experienced by the poor.
Completed: 9 July 2014DFID has a globally recognised nutrition programme, committing £3.3 billion between 2013-20. This review assesses DFID’s rapidly expanding support to nutrition, focusing on strategy and portfolio coherence.
Completed: 14 May 2014A review examining DFID’s approach to private sector development, which encompasses a wide range of programmes from large-scale regulatory reform to microfinance support for small enterprises.
Completed: 4 April 2014Excellent learning is essential for UK aid to achieve maximum impact and value for money. This review seeks to identify the way DFID learns and what inhibits it from doing so consistently.
Completed: 14 March 2014Reducing under-five child mortality is a global priority. We look at DFID’s contribution in Kenya, where child mortality has fallen by 24% since 1990 but is still higher than global and regional levels.
Completed: 11 March 2014This rapid review is designed to provide timely feedback on the appropriateness and effectiveness of the UK government’s humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.