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What does emerge strongly from the evidence base is that payment-by-results needs to be implemented as part of a package that includes other forms of supports and services. The underlying complexity of each intervention presents a serious challenge to implementation and evaluation, inhibiting meaningful generalisation without identification of the specific mechanisms at play.
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At a policy level, DFID has a clear focus for its engagement with the EU. There is limited evidence, however, of DFID’s influence on the delivery of EU aid on the ground. Co-operation with the EU centrally is good but the EU is treated by DFID’s country offices as another donor rather than as a route for achieving DFID’s goals.
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The report found many commendable aspects to DFID Pakistan’s work. For example, the education programme shows a sophisticated design and some promising early results, including improving education quality.
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The ICAI report found that the Department for International Development (DFID) played a leading role in the humanitarian response, supporting some of the most vulnerable people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. DFID applied pressure to governments and other donors to act and its programmes in the field demonstrated good impact and value for money.
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The ICAI report shows that DFID’s support to the Asian Development Bank is delivering real benefits for the poor.
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The ICAI report finds that, while the Conflict Pool has proven effective at supporting worthwhile conflict prevention initiatives and has delivered some useful results, it lacks a clear strategic framework and robust funding model.
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This report provides the results of an assessment of the impacts of Tuungane, a major UK government funded Community Driven Reconstruction Program in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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This is a study report dealing with difficult methodological and theoretical challenges faced by those who wish to evaluate the impacts of international development policies.
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The ICAI report says that these countries the UK has succeeded in boosting enrolment substantially but ICAI raises concerns that the quality of education being provided is so low that it detracts from the development impact.
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The report looks at the UK’s support for health and education in Bihar State and concludes that it has made a positive contribution to improvements in these areas.