Corporate report

DFID Evaluation Strategy: June 2014 to 2019

This Evaluation Strategy is mainly focused on DFID’s own evaluation activities and is designed to guide evaluation investments over a 5 year period from 2014 to 2019.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



In recent years DFID has re-designed and implemented a new approach for its evaluation system based on the decentralisation of evaluation to spending units. The overall evaluation approach is set out the DFID Evaluation Policy published in June 2013. To assess progress in implementing this approach, A Review of Embedding Evaluation in DFID (2010-13) was undertaken by the Evaluation Department and published in February 2014. The findings of this review pointed to a number of further steps that need to be taken to build on the achievements of the first few years of operation of the decentralised approach and continue to strengthen and improve the evaluation system and the quality of evaluations produced. The primary recommendation from the review is to develop a more strategic approach to evaluation, both corporately and within spending units.

Published 27 November 2014