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Multilateral Aid Review

The 2011 Multilateral Aid Review (MAR) was the first systematic assessment to examine the value for money that we get from putting our funding through multilateral organisations. The subsequent MAR Update, completed in 2013, scrutinises the improvements multilateral organisations have made since 2011.

Multilateral organisations play a key role in emergencies and in reducing poverty around the world. They add to and complement what the UK government can do alone. All of the multilateral organisations DFID funds must deliver real value for money for the British taxpayer.

The MAR provided us with the evidence needed to take decisions about how best to deliver funding through the multilateral organisations in order to make the greatest possible impact on poverty. The result was that we ceased providing core funding to 4 multilateral organisations and placed a further 4 into special measures. We also identified a set of reform priorities for each agency to address to strengthen their performance going forward.

The Update shows that progress made by the multilaterals against these reform priorities has been steady, but there is still room for improvement. Over the next year, DFID will continue to work with multilateral organisations to strengthen their effectiveness. A full review of all multilateral agencies which DFID continues to fund will take place in 2015.

MAR reports

  1. Multilateral Aid Review 2011

    • 1 March 2011
    • Corporate report

Agency assessments and responses

  1. Multilateral Aid Review: African Development Fund (AfDF)

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  2. Multilateral Aid Review: Asian Development Fund (AsDF)

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  3. Multilateral Aid Review: Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  4. Multilateral Aid Review: Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  5. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of Climate Investment Funds (CIFs)

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  6. Multilateral Aid Review: Commonwealth Secretariat (CommSec)

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  7. Multilateral Aid Review: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  8. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of European Commission Budget (ECBudg)

    • 15 January 2014
    • Policy paper
  9. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  10. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of the European Development Fund (EDF)

    • 15 January 2014
    • Policy paper
  11. Multilateral Aid Review: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  12. Multilateral Aid Review: Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  13. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment for Global Environment Facility (GEF)

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  14. Multilateral Aid Review: Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and Malaria (GFATM)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  15. Multilateral Aid Review: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  16. Multilateral Aid Review: Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  17. Multilateral Aid Review: Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

    • 20 November 2013
    • Policy paper
  18. Multilateral Aid Review: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  19. Multilateral Aid Review: International Development Association (IDA)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  20. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment for International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  21. Multilateral Aid Review: International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  22. Multilateral Aid Review: International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC)

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  23. Multilateral Aid Review: International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

    • 20 November 2013
    • Policy paper
  24. Multilateral Aid Review: Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  25. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

    • 16 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  26. Multilateral Aid Review: Peace Building Fund (PBF)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  27. Multilateral Aid Review: Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  28. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  29. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  30. Multilateral Aid Review: UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  31. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  32. Multilateral Aid Review: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  33. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  34. Multilateral Aid Review: UNITAID

    • 22 November 2013
    • Policy paper
  35. Multilateral Aid Review: UN Women

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  36. Multilateral Aid Review: World Food Programme (WFP)

    • 5 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  37. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of the World Health Organisation (WHO)

    • 11 December 2013
    • Policy paper

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