DFID Business Plan 2012 to 2015
This 2012-2015 Business Plan is an update of the Business Plan published first in November 2010 and updated in May 2011. The update specifies the next phase of reforms in greater detail with a strong focus on implementation and delivery for results.
The 2012 Plan has retained the Coalition’s focus on shifting power from government to the people whilst enhancing its ambitions to drive greater public accountability and transparency. The reform agenda will support good governance, effective public services, and strong institutions through actions that support open societies, government and markets for development.
The Structural Reform Plan lays out the concrete actions that DFID will take to implement the structural reforms and when these will be completed. These actions can be viewed here and on the updated Number 10 Transparency website. Information on the current status of each action and explanations for any deadlines missed is updated monthly.
Additional departmental actions that are not strictly structural reform activities but which are important to DFID’s forward work are included in the accompanying annex to the Business Plan together with a list of completed actions. Status updates for additional actions are published on this website.
The Business Plan sets out a set of input and impact indicators which are aimed at demonstrating cost and impact under each Coalition priority. Progress against these indicators is published by DFID on an annual basis as part of the Annual Report – please see the link on the right hand side for the latest available information. As well as this, data from DFID on common spend indicators are published online through DFID’s Quarterly Data Summary and as part of the Annual Report.
The Business Plan also includes a summary of DFID’s commitments to open data and the actions we will take to help members of the public and other stakeholders to hold us more effectively to account.
The full list of actions and indicators in the 2011 Plan, with details of any changes made in this revision, are included in the table of revisions to the right. These will be laid in Parliament as part of an annex to a Written Ministerial Statement. A final set of updates against the 2011 Plan, covering May 2012, will be published shortly on the archived 2011-12 Number 10 Transparency website.