Independent report

DFID’s Health Research Programme Consortia: Mid-Term Evaluation

This report brings together the findings from individual RPC evaluations and annual reports. It draws out issues, lessons learned and recommendations about the RPC funding modality.



DFID has funded nine health Research Programme Consortia (RPCs) since 2011. Each RPC receives approximately £6m over a 6 year period. DFID commissioned Mott MacDonald to conduct a mid-term evaluation of these RPCs individually and to provide an overall synthesis..

This report is the synthesis in which we bring together the findings from the individual RPC evaluations and annual reports (first drafts April 2015, final submission June 2015) and draw out any broader issues / lessons learned / recommendations about the RPC funding modality and how it might be improved. This summary contains our main findings and recommendations.

Published 21 January 2016
Last updated 15 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. DFID Management Response: Mid term Evaluation of DFID's Health Research Programme Consortia added
  2. First published.