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Multilateral Aid Review

A systematic assessment to examine the value for money that we get from putting our funding through multilateral organisations, and to help decide future funding levels to these organisations.

The Multilateral Aid Review (MAR) 2015 has now commenced; it will be published in 2016. The multilateral landscape has changed since the MAR (2011) and our multilateral strategy now needs to be refreshed to reflect these changes.

The 2011 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, scrutinised the improvements multilateral organisations had made since 2011.

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

The MAR (2011) provided us with the evidence needed to take decisions about how best to provide funding through the multilateral organisations in order to make the greatest possible effect on poverty. The result was that we ceased giving 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 showed that the advances made by the multilaterals against these reform priorities had been steady, but there was still room for improvement.

The MAR (2015) will assess all the agencies covered by the Update plus the Green Climate Fund and the Global Green Growth Institute. It will be published in the spring of 2016.

MAR reports

  1. Multilateral Aid Review 2011
  2. Multilateral Aid Review Update 2013

Agency assessments and responses

  1. Multilateral Aid Review: African Development Fund (AfDF)
  2. Multilateral Aid Review: Asian Development Fund (AsDF)
  3. Multilateral Aid Review: Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
  4. Multilateral Aid Review: Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
  5. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of Climate Investment Funds (CIFs)
  6. Multilateral Aid Review: Commonwealth Secretariat (CommSec)
  7. Multilateral Aid Review: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  8. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of European Commission Budget (ECBudg)
  9. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)
  10. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of the European Development Fund (EDF)
  11. Multilateral Aid Review: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
  12. Multilateral Aid Review: Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI)
  13. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment for Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  14. Multilateral Aid Review: Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and Malaria (GFATM)
  15. Multilateral Aid Review: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
  16. Multilateral Aid Review: Global Partnership for Education (GPE)
  17. Multilateral Aid Review: Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  18. Multilateral Aid Review: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  19. Multilateral Aid Review: International Development Association (IDA)
  20. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment for International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  21. Multilateral Aid Review: International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  22. Multilateral Aid Review: International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC)
  23. Multilateral Aid Review: International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
  24. Multilateral Aid Review: Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  25. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  26. Multilateral Aid Review: Peace Building Fund (PBF)
  27. Multilateral Aid Review: Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)
  28. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  29. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  30. Multilateral Aid Review: UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
  31. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  32. Multilateral Aid Review: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  33. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  34. Multilateral Aid Review: UNITAID
  35. Multilateral Aid Review: UN Women
  36. Multilateral Aid Review: World Food Programme (WFP)
  37. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of the World Health Organisation (WHO)

2011 assessments

  1. Multilateral Aid Review: EFW summary assessment 2011
  2. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  3. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment for United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  4. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
  5. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
  6. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment for the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
  7. Multilateral Aid Review: assessment of United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
Published 1 October 2013
Last updated 25 September 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated information on the MAR 2015/16
  2. First published.