Completed: 11 October 2013DFID has made a strong commitment to promoting development by empowering citizens, and has pledged to support 40 million people. This review assesses DFID's work to support citizen engagement with government.
Completed: 13 September 2013DFID is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency's (UNRWA) fourth-largest donor, contributing £173 million in the period 2008-12. This review assessed the impact that DFID’s support has had on Palestine refugees and the effectiveness of DFID’s engagement with UNRWA.
Completed: 16 July 2013Montserrat, one of the UK’s overseas territories, suffered devastating volcanic eruptions from 1995. This review assesses how the UK government manages its aid to Montserrat, with a particular focus on DFID’s capital investment projects.
Completed: 16 July 2013Burma is one of the poorest countries in Asia, with significant health need and challenges of access and capacity. We examine DFID’s £110 million health spending in Burma over 2010-15.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s and the British Council’s use of aid in response to the Arab Spring
Completed: 14 June 2013We review how effectively the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the British Council responded to the ‘Arab Spring’ through their bilateral aid programmes.
Completed: 17 May 2013A vibrant civil society sector is an essential part of the UK aid landscape. Our report looks at DFID’s programme partnership arrangements, which will provide a total of £120 million a year to 41 civil society organisations in 2011-14.
Completed: 17 May 2013DFID uses private sector contractors to assist in delivering aid, accounting for 9% of its aid expenditure in 2011-12. This report examines their role in programme delivery.
Completed: 22 March 2013Over the period 2007-11, the UK government was the second largest donor to UNICEF, contributing £690 million. The review looks at the impact and effectiveness of DFID’s partnership with UNICEF.
Completed: 21 February 2013Nepal’s decade-long civil war ended in 2006. This review assesses five DFID peace and security projects costing £53 million, intended to support Nepal’s transition to peace.
Completed: 21 February 2013DFID’s response to the Darfur conflict in Sudan since 2003 has been one of its largest ever humanitarian operations. This report looks at the water, sanitation and hygiene component of DFID’s response across different delivery channels.
Completed: 21 February 2013This review assesses the performance of DFID’s Western Orissa Livelihoods Project (WORLP) in India. WORLP cost £32.75 million over 2001-11 and sought to reduce poverty by improving communities’ water resources, agriculture and incomes.
Completed: 11 December 2012The EU is the world’s second-largest aid donor. In this review of DFID’s oversight of the UK’s contributions to EU aid – around £1.4 billion a year, 16% of DFID’s total aid spending – we have focused on the impact of EU aid in low-income countries.