DFID's latest evaluations report shows major focus in the last year on assessment of private sector and economic development programs

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has published its 2018-2019 annual evaluation report. The report reveals that the largest share of evaluations focused on two thematic areas: private sector development (27%) and economic development (27%). Geographically, the majority of evaluations focused on Africa (54%).

The report noted that following a review of DFID’s evaluation approach in 2019, the department is focusing on four key shifts:

  • More real time monitoring of country level program outputs and beneficiary feedback;
  • More support to adaptive programming at country level;
  • Increased focus on a limited number of strategic, rigorous evaluations at central/regional level; and
  • Better co-ordination across evaluations, through the use of evidence gap maps, and improved sharing of findings.

Evaluation Annual Report 2019-2019 - DFID

United Kingdom