Independent report

Review of Ethics Principles and Guidance in DFID Evaluation and Research

A DFID commissioned review of the ethics principles, guidance and practice used in international development evaluation and research.

Detail

This report summarises the findings of the first phase of a review of DFID’s 2011 ethics principles for evaluation and research and the accompanying guidance document. It provides a light touch analysis of ethics principles, guidance and practice currently used by DFID, other donors or commissioners, and providers of evaluation and research to DFID.

The report is divided into 3 parts:

  • part A frames definitions of ethics in international development evaluation and research

  • part B situates ethics in current international development evaluation and research practice

  • part C highlights gaps in current practice and provides suggestions for moving forwards

The report contains 4 key findings and 1 overall recommendation.