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.