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.
Completed: 7 March 2014Afghanistan is one of the most difficult places to deliver aid and DFID’s staff work hard under demanding conditions. We looked in depth at 5 programmes worth £97.7 million between 2006 and 2018.
Completed: 6 December 2013We found serious deficiencies in the TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA) programme, which was subsequently closed down by the Secretary of State.
Completed: 25 October 2013One billion people in the world face hunger. Our report looks at DFID’s agricultural research work to improve food security and tackle hunger, to which it has committed £350 million over 2010-15.