Policy Update

UK’s development assistance oversight body to evaluate effectiveness of DFID’s nutrition spending

The UK’s development assistance oversight body, the Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI), is undertaking a new review to assess the effectiveness of the UK government’s work to tackle malnutrition and end hunger in low-income countries.

Between 2013-2020, the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) spent £2.96 billion (US$3.9 billion) of development assistance aimed at improving the nutrition of 50 million people by 2020. ICAI's review will focus on assessing the accuracy of DFID's results from eight country assessments: Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Tanzania, and Zambia. The full review will be published in mid-2020.

Report - ICAI Nutrition Approach Paper