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Evaluation reports

This series brings together all documents relating to Evaluation reports.

Evaluating the impact and lessons of our aid programmes is a crucial part of our work. High quality evaluations help us spend aid more effectively so that more people are lifted out of poverty. Evaluations provide a direct line of accountability: to Parliament, the British public and our partners in recipient countries.

DFID also works with international partners to:

  • help our partners in recipient countries strengthen their own capacity for high-quality, relevant evaluation studies
  • harmonise evaluation approaches with other aid agencies
  • develop international policy standards and best practice for evaluation

The government is seeking to make a fundamental shift in the way UK aid spend is evaluated through two main streams of activity: embedding evaluation throughout the aid programme and increasing independent evaluation through the new Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI).

Embedding evaluation

We are changing the way we design aid programmes so that evaluation considerations are ‘embedded’ in our programmes at all stages of the project cycle. This means clear assessments of the evidence for what does or doesn’t work in the initial stages of programme design, collection of baseline data and effective evaluation over the life of the programme and beyond.

Independent evaluation

Independent scrutiny is vital in determining what results are being achieved. ICAI has been set up to review the impact and value for money of UK aid programmes. ICAI is independent from DFID, reporting directly to the International Development Select Committee in Parliament.

Evaluations by country

  1. Country programme evaluation - Afghanistan (EV 696)
  2. Country programme evaluation - Afghanistan Summary (EVSUM 696)
  3. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes: Bangladesh, 2000-2005 (ev665-summary)
  4. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes Country Study: Bangladesh 2000 – 2005 (ev665)
  5. Evaluation of DFID country programmes: Country study, Bolivia (EV656)
  6. Evaluation of the Bolivia country programme 2000-2004 (ev656)
  7. Evaluation of DFID country programmes country study: Brazil 1997–2003 ev653)
  8. Evaluation Of General Budget Support – Burkina Faso: Country Report (gbs-burkina-faso)
  9. Evaluation of DFID country programmes: country study, Cambodia 1997–2003 (ev654)
  10. Evaluation of DFID's country programme: Cambodia
  11. Evaluation of DFID’s Country Programme: Cambodia (Summary)
  12. Caribbean regional programme evaluation (RPE) (ev678)
  13. Evaluation Of DFID’s Programme In The Caribbean 2000-2005: Summary (ev678)
  14. DFID Regional Programme Evaluation: Central Asia, South Caucasus And Moldova (ev686)
  15. Evaluation of DFID Country Programmes: Central Asia, South Caucasus and Moldova Region: 2002 - 2007: Summary (ev686s)
  16. DFID's China country programme 2004-2009: Country programme evaluation (EV710)
  17. Evaluation of DFID's country programmes: DRC 2003-2008 (EvSum Ev704)
  18. Country programme evaluation: Democratic Republic of Congo, 2003-2008 (Ev704)
  19. Evaluation of DFID’s country programmes: Ethiopia 2003-2008 (EVSUM EV697)
  20. Country programme evaluation: Ethiopia (EV697)
  21. Synthesis of country programme evaluations conducted in fragile states (Ev709)
  22. Synthesis of country programme evaluations conducted in fragile states: Summary (EvSum Ev709)
  23. Evaluation of DFID country programmes: country study Ghana 2000-2005 (ev662)
  24. An Evaluation of DFID’s India Programme 2000-2005 (EV670)
  25. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes: West Bengal: 2000-2006: Summary (681)
  26. Evaluation of DFID Country Programmes: Country Study: West Bengal, India 2000 - 2006
  27. An evaluation of DFID’s India programme 2000-2005 - summary (EVSUM EV670)
  28. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes Country Study: Indonesia: Final Report (ev680)
  29. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes: Indonesia, 2000-2006: Summary (ev680)
  30. Evaluation of DFID Country Programmes country study: Kenya ev674
  31. Evaluation of DFID country programmes: Kenya, 2000-2006 (ev-s674)
  32. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes: Country Study Lesotho 2000–2004 (evsum-ev657)
  33. Evaluation Of DFID’s Country Programmes: Country Study Lesotho 2000 – 2004 (ev657)
  34. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes Country Study: Malawi 2000 – 2005 (ev661)
  35. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes: Malawi, 2000-2005 (ev661-summary)
  36. Summary evaluation of DFID country programmes country study: Mozambique 2000-2005 ev668
  37. Evaluation of DFID country programmes country study: Mozambique 2000-2005 ev668
  38. DFID's Mozambique country programme 2006-2009: Country programme evaluation (EV712)
  39. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes: Nepal: Summary 2001-2006 (ev679)
  40. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes Country Study: Nepal Report (ev679)
  41. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes: Country Study: Pakistan: Report (ev687)
  42. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes: Pakistan, 2002-2007: Summary (ev687s)
  43. DFID Pakistan evaluation strategy
  44. Evaluation of DFID’s country programmes: Russia 2001 to 2005 - summary (ev677)
  45. Evaluation of DFID Country Programmes: Country study, Russia 2001 - 2005 (EV677)
  46. Evaluation Of Dfid Country Programmes: Country Study Rwanda 2000 – 2005 (Summary) (ev660-summary)
  47. Evaluation Of Dfid Country Programmes: Country Study Rwanda 2000 – 2005 (ev660)
  48. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes: Sierra Leone: Summary (EV690s)
  49. Southern Africa programme evaluation 2004-2009 summary (EVSUM EV711)
  50. Southern Africa programme evaluation 2004-2009 (EV711)
  51. Evaluation summary of DFID country programme: Sudan (Evsum708)
  52. Country Programme Evaluation - Sudan (EV708)
  53. DFID and Irish Aid joint country programme evaluation: Tanzania
  54. Vietnam Final Country Report: Draft (gbs-vietnam)
  55. Country Programme Review: Country Study: Vietnam: Final Report (ev673) (vietnam)
  56. Country programme evaluation: Vietnam
  57. Evaluation of DFID’s Regional Programmes: Western Balkans 2003-2007 (EV693)
  58. Evaluation of DFID’s Regional Programmes: Western Balkans 2003-2007; Summary (EV693s)
  59. Evaluation of DFID country programmes: Yemen (ev706)
  60. Evaluation of DFID country programmes: Yemen (Summary) (ev706)
  61. Evaluation of DFID country programmes: Zambia: summary (ev689s)
  62. Evaluation Of DFID Country Programmes: Zambia (ev689)
  63. DFID country programme evaluations: Synthesis of 2005/2006 evaluations (ev671)
  64. DFID Country Programme Evaluations: Synthesis Of 2006/2007: Evaluations (ev683)
  65. Evaluation of DFID country programmes country study: (ev655)
  66. Synthesis of Regional Programme Evaluations: 2007-2008: Summary (EV694s)
  67. Synthesis of Regional Programme Evaluations: 2007/2008 (EV694)

Evaluations by sector

  1. Thematic study of support to statistical capacity building
  2. Oda Co-Funded Cafod Projects In Kenya (ev556)
  3. Save The Children Fund: Children's Nutrition Unit, Dhaka Bangladesh (ev544s)
  4. Oxfam / ODA. NGO Co-Funded Projects: Orissa, India (ev563s)
  5. Evaluation of Citizens' Voice and Accountability: Review of the Literature and Donor Approaches Report
  6. Joint evaluation of citizens' voice and accountability (EV 692)
  7. Citizens, Accountability And Public Expenditure: A Rapid Review Of DFID Support (wp17)
  8. Ghana Civil Service Reform Programme (ev546s)
  9. Interim evaluation of Taking Action: The UK government’s strategy for tackling HIV and AIDS in the developing world - Final report (ev676)
  10. Interim Evaluation of ‘Taking Action: The UK Government’s Strategy for Tackling HIV and AIDS in the Developing World’’: Measuring Success: Indicators and Approaches for the Final Evaluation
  11. Interim Evaluation Of ‘Taking Action:The UK Government’s Strategy For Tackling HIV And AIDS In The Developing World’ (wp18- HIV-study)
  12. Interim evaluation of ‘Taking Action: The UK government’s strategy for Tackling HIV and AIDS in the Developing World’’: Measuring success: Indicators and approaches (Evaluation working paper 20, wp20)
  13. Interim Evaluation of ‘Taking Action’: The UK Government’s Strategy for Tackling HIV and AIDS in the Developing World: Inception Report (ev666)
  14. Evaluating DFID’s Policy On Tackling Social Exclusion: Baseline, Framework and Indicators
  15. DFID Global social exclusion stocktake report: Summary (EvSum Ev707)
  16. DFID Global social exclusion stocktake report: Annexes (Ev707)
  17. DFID social transfers evaluation summary
  18. Evaluation of DFID’s policy and practice in support of gender equality and women's empowerment (ev669)
  19. Evaluation of DFID’s policy and practice in support of gender equality and women's empowerment Vol 2
  20. Evaluation Of DFID Development Assistance: Gender Equality And Women’s Empowerment: Phase II Thematic Evaluation: Enabling Environment For Growth And Investment (wp10)
  21. Evaluation Of DFID Policies And Practices On Gender Equality And Women’s Empowerment: Phase II Thematic Evaluation Modules: HIV and AIDS (wp14)
  22. Evaluation of DFID Development Assistance: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
  23. Evaluation Of DFID Development Assistance: Gender Equality And Women’s Empowerment: Phase II Thematic Evaluation: Conflict And Post Conflict (wp12)
  24. Evaluation Of DFID Development Assistance: Gender Equality And Women’s Empowerment: Phase II Thematic Evaluation: Migration And Development (wp13)
  25. Evaluation gender equality and women’s empowerment phase II thematic evaluation: maternal mortality (wp 8)
  26. Evaluation Of DFID Development Assistance: Gender Equality And Women’s Empowerment: Phase II Thematic Evaluation: Education (wp11)
  27. Evaluation of DFID Development Assistance: Gender Equality and
  28. Evaluation of DFID Development Assistance: Gender Equality and
  29. Maintaining Momentum Towards The MDGs: An Impact Evaluation Of Interventions To: Improve Maternal And Child Health And Nutrition Outcomes In Bangladesh (evsum mdgs-bangladesh)
  30. Evaluation of DFID Development Assistance: Gender Equality and
  31. Ghana literacy project (ev586s)
  32. Employment-Based Family Planning Project, India (ev588s)
  33. Nepal, Eastern Region Water Supply Project (ev549s)
  34. Karnataka Social Forestry Project (KSFP), India (ev503s)
  35. Forest Inventory Project, Ghana (ev534s)
  36. Silvicultural Research Project (Srp) and Forestry Research Project (FRP), Nepal (ev529s)
  37. Koshi Hills Development Programme (ev573s)
  38. Impact Of The Kosi Hill Area Rural Development Programme, Nepal (ev476s)
  39. Evaluation of Hyderabad slum improvement project, India
  40. Salinity Control and Reclamation Programme: Pakistan (ev474s)
  41. Pakistan: Sind Land Levelling Project (ev445s)
  42. Crumb Rubber Factories, Indonesia (ev004s)
  43. Morupule Power Station, Botswana (ev415s)
  44. Dhaka Power Distribution Project: Phase II and IIa, Bangladesh (ev550s)
  45. Joint Oda-Ibrd Evaluation of UK-Aided Diesel Power Generating Plant In Indonesia (ev457s)
  46. Indonesia LAN/RIPA Training Project (ev442s)
  47. Indian Railways: Training Project For The Modernisation Of Workshops (ev472s)
  48. ODA Assistance To The Fisheries Department, Diponegoro University, Indonesia (ev447s)
  49. Major Issues In Grain Storage: An Overview Of Evaluations (ev321s)
  50. Technical Cooperation For Grain Storage: The Bulog - TDRI Collaboration 1975-1985: An Evaluation (ev322s)
  51. UK Grain Storage Project Nepal 1976-1985: An Evaluation (ev323s)
  52. UK Aid For Grain Storage In Sri Lanka, 1978-1983: An Evaluation (ev324s)
  53. Evaluation of the UK/Bangladesh Grain Storage Project 1979-1982 (ev319s)
  54. Kamalia Sugar Mills, Pakistan (ev297s)
  55. Supporting agriculture: An evaluation of DFID’s support for sustainable agriculture since the early 1990s Volume I (ev638)
  56. Supporting Agriculture: An Evaluation of DFID’s Support for Sustainable Agriculture since the early 1990s (ev638s)
  57. From Aid Funded Research To Commercialisation: The Whole Crop Harvester (ev590s)
  58. Indian Farmers' Fertiliser Project (IFFCO) at Kalol/Kandlaev (ev148s)
  59. Three Dryland farming research projects In Botswana (ev348s)
  60. Rural Development Project II (RDII), Bangladesh (ev543s)
  61. Natural Resources Research Evaluation Synthesis (ev604)
  62. India: Dryland Farming Research (ev273s)
  63. Evaluation of Indian Explosive Ltd's Expansion of Fertiliser Production at Kanpur (ev308s)
  64. Indonesia: Water Consultancies (ev309s)
  65. Joint evaluation of support to anti-corruption efforts 2002-2009
  66. Investing in communities achieves results: findings from an evaluation of community responses to HIV and AIDS
  67. Evaluation of payment by results: current approaches, future needs
  68. Joint evaluation of conflict prevention and peace-building in the Democratic Republic of Congo: synthesis report; volume 1
  69. Aiding the peace
  70. Summary report of the public sector governance reform evaluation
  71. Training In Britain For The Indian Coal Industry (ev497s)
  72. Ombilin Coal Mine, Indonesia, 1982-84 (ev491s)
  73. Imperial College: IIT Delhi Link (ev265s)
  74. Alama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Pakistan (ev123s)
  75. North Sumatra Sprinkler Irrigation Project (ev103s)
  76. Evaluation of DFID’s Policy and Practice in Support of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment ev669
  77. RNRRS: Evaluation Of DFID’s Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRSS) 1995-2005 (ev659s)
  78. Ghana Literacy Project (ev586)
  79. Synthesis Of Integrated Rural Development Projects (ev438s)
  80. Rural Development In Africa: A Synthesis Of Project Experience (ev400s)
  81. Oxenisation in the Gambia (ev014s)
  82. Oda Emergency Aid To Africa 1983-86 (ev425s)
  83. Evaluation of ODA Aid to Crop Storage Units in Africa (ev320s)
  84. Farm Africa's Dairy Goat Development Programme. Ethiopia (ev562s)
  85. Pakistan: Baluchistan Fluorite Development Project (ev419s)
  86. Victoria Project: Sri Lanka (ev392s)
  87. British Aid Tractors in India (ev036s)
  88. Books, buildings, and learning outcomes: An impact evaluation of World Bank: Support to basic education in Ghana
  89. The Security Sector Reform Strategy (ev647ssr)
  90. General budget support evaluability study phase 1 synthesis report volume I (ev643vol1)
  91. Review of the UK Government Approach To Peacebuilding and Synthesis of Lessons Learned from UK Government Funded Peacebuilding Projects 1997-2001 (ev646s)
  92. Review of the UK government approach to peacebuilding (ev646)
  93. From Projects To SWAPS: An Evaluation Of British Aid To Primary Schooling 1988-2001 (ev639s)
  94. From Projects to SWAPs: An Evaluation of British Aid to Primary Schooling 1998 - 2001 (ev639)
  95. DFID evaluation Of revenue projects (ev636s)
  96. Evaluation of Revenue Projects Synthesis Report Volume I (ev636)
  97. ODA/DFID support to health sector reform and health management: Synthesis study (ev594)
  98. Active Learning Through Professional Support (ALPS) Project, Indonesia, 1988-95 (ev629)
  99. ODA/DFID support to health sector reform and health management: synthesis study (ev594s)
  100. Environmental Evaluation Synthesis Study (ev626s)
  101. Environmental evaluation snthesis study: Mainstreamed or sidelined? Main report volume I (ev626)
  102. An Evaluation of HMG’s Response to the Montserrat Volcanic Emergency Volume I (ev635)
  103. Evaluation of the Indonesia National Police Management Training Project, (ev612s)
  104. Evaluation of the Indonesia National Police Management Training Project, 1983-96 (ev612)
  105. Uganda police project evaluation (ev591s)
  106. Uganda police project evaluation (ev591)
  107. Role and Design Of Baseline Studies In The Evaluation Of English Language Teaching: The Case Of Nepal - summary (ev485s)
  108. Evaluation Of Know-How Fund Assistance To The Enterprise Education Programme, Slovakia (ev617)
  109. Strengthening Primary Education In Kenya (ev627s)
  110. Strengthening Primary Education In Kenya An Evaluation Of The Strengthening Primary Education (SPRED) Project, Kenya, 1991 – 1996 (ev627)
  111. Natural Resources Research Evaluation Synthesis (ev604s)
  112. The Kenya Rural Enterprise Programme’s Juhudi Credit Scheme (ev605s)
  113. Evaluation of Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) rural development programme II and III, Bangladesh (ev606)
  114. DDT Impact Assessment Project Zimbabwe (ev621)
  115. DDT Impact Assessment Project, Zimbabwe (ev621s)
  116. Evaluation Of Health Sector Adjustment Project (HSAP) British Caribbean Dependent Territories 1993-96 (ev628)
  117. Evaluation of Health Sector Adjustment Project (HSAP) (ev628s)
  118. Evaluation Of DFID’s Health Work Programmes In Primary Care Policies and Practices And Health Economics and Financing (ev632s)
  119. Evaluation of health planning in Pakistan (ev593s)
  120. Evaluation Of DFID’s Health Work Programmes In Primary Care Policies and Practices And Health Economics and Financing (ev632)
  121. Enterprise Development Evaluation Synthesis (ev618s)
  122. The Enterprise Initiative Project, Kenya (ev603s)
  123. Russian agency business planning skills project (ev607)
  124. An Evaluation Of DFID Support To The Kenya Enterprise Programme’s Juhudi Credit Scheme (ev605)
  125. British Aid to Small Enterprise (BASE) programme in Kenya components: The enterprise initiative project (EIP) (ev603)
  126. Know-How Fund Assistance To The Enterprise Education Programme, Slovakia (ev617s)
  127. Enterprise Development Evaluation Synthesis (ev618)
  128. UK assistance to the Russian small business support agency’s Business Planning skills project (ev607s)
  129. UK Assistance To Components Of The Brac Rural Development Programme, Bangladesh (enterprise development; credit provision; technical support for borrowers) (ev606s)
  130. A Synthesis of Population Project Evaluations (ev598s)
  131. The Role And Design Of Baseline Studies In The Evaluation Of English Language Training In The Case Of Nepal (ev485)
  132. Oda-Financed Relief and Rehabilitation Programmes In Bangladesh Following The Cyclone Of April 1991 (ev555s)
  133. Greater Dhaka power transmission and distribution project phases II and IIa (ev550)
  134. Evaluation/Review Of The Oda-Financed Relief And Rehabilitation Programmes In Bangladesh Following The Cyclone Of April 1991 (ev555)
  135. Association Des Caisses D'epargne Et De Credit En Oudalan (Aceco) Oudalan Province Burkina Faso (ev560)
  136. Evaluation of the Sodefor Forestry project Cote D'Ivoire (ev520)
  137. Sodefor Forestry Project, Cote D'Ivoire (ev520s)
  138. Evaluation Of Silvicultural Research Project And Forestry Research Project I, Nepal (ev529)
  139. DFID Global social exclusion stocktake report (Ev707)
  140. Evaluation of DFID’S Policy and Practice ev669
  141. A Synthesis of Population Project Evaluations (ev598)
  142. Citizens’ Voice and Accountability Evaluation: Mozambique country case study; Final report (EV688)
  143. Developing capacity?: An evaluation of DFID-funded technical co-operation for economic management in sub-Saharan Africa - synthesis report
  144. Measuring Value For Money? An independent review of DFID’s Value for Money (VFM) indicator, Public Service Agreement 2003-2006 (ev645)
  145. Evaluation Of General Budget Support – Mozambique Country Report (gbs-mozambique)
  146. Evaluation Of General Budget Support: Synthesis report
  147. Evaluation Of General Budget Support – Rwanda Country Report (gbs-rwanda)
  148. Evaluation Of General Budget Support – Uganda Country Report (gbs-uganda)
  149. Evaluation Of General Budget Support – Nicaragua Country Report (gbs-nicaragua)
  150. Evaluation Of General Budget Support – Malawi Country Report (gbs-malawi)
  151. Joint Evaluation Of General Budget Support 1994–2004: Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Uganda, Vietnam: Final Inception Report (gbs-inception-report)

Working papers

  1. Broadening the range of designs and methods for impact evaluations
  2. Evaluation of DFID’s International Citizens' Service (ICS) Pilot Programme
  3. Evaluation of DFID's International Citizen Service (ICS) pilot stage - mid term review
  4. Evaluation of the UNHCR Joint Organisation Strategy 2007-2009 with Canada, Denmark and UK
  5. Evaluation of the Paris Declaration: DFID donor HQ case study (EV691)
  6. Evaluation of the Implementation of the Paris Declaration: The applicability of the Paris Declaration in fragile and conflict-affected situations; Thematic study
  7. Evaluation of the Implementation of the Paris Declaration: Thematic study; International support to statistical capacity building - synthesis report
  8. Evaluation of the Implementation of the Paris Declaration: Phase one; Synthesis report
  9. Evaluation of the DFID /WHO Partnership: Synthesis report
  10. Christian Aid/ODA. NGO Co-Funded Projects: Burkina Faso (ev560s)
  11. Joint Funding Scheme (ev210s)
  12. Evaluation of the Conflict Prevention Pools: Portfolio Review (ev647portfolio)
  13. Evaluation of the Conflict Prevention Pools: Strengthening the United Nations (EV647)
  14. Evaluation Of The Conflict Prevention Pools (ev647s)
  15. Evaluation of the Conflict Prevention Pools: Sierra Leone
  16. Evaluation of the Conflict Prevention Pools: Afghanistan (ev647)
  17. Evaluation of the Conflict Prevention Pools Sudan (ev647)
  18. Evaluation of the Conflict Prevention Pools Synthesis Report (ev647)
  19. Evaluation of the Conflict Prevention Pools: Russia and the Former Soviet Union (ev647russia)
  20. Evaluation Of General Budget Support: Evaluation Framework (genbudgetsup)
  21. General Budget Support Evaluability Study Country Case Studies: Mozambique and Andhra Pradesh Volume II (ev643vol2)
  22. Project Completion Reports: A Review of Findings From Projects Approved Between 1986 and 1999 (ev637)
  23. Evaluation Of HMG’s Response To The Monserrat Volcanic Emergency (ev635s)
  24. Project Completion Reports: A Review of Findings from Reports prepared on Projects Approved between 1983 and 1998 (ev620)
  25. Project Completion Report Synthesis 1998 (ev619s)
  26. Project Completion Reports 1998 Synthesis (ev619)
  27. Overseas Pensions Department Annual Report 2011 to 2012
  28. Mid-term evaluation report on the enhanced data dissemination initiative project
  29. DFID Evaluation Policy 2013
  30. Planning Evaluability Assessments
Published 7 October 2013