Peer reviews of DAC members


OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: United Kingdom 2020

The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts reviews of the individual development co‑operation efforts of DAC members once every five to six years. DAC peer reviews critically examine the overall performance of a given member, not just that of its development co‑operation agency, covering its policy, programmes and systems. They take an integrated, system‑wide perspective on the development co‑operation activities of the member under review and its approach to fragility, crisis and humanitarian assistance. The United Kingdom uses its global standing and convening power to promote an evidence-based approach to stability, inclusion and prosperity and continues to provide 0.7% of its national income as Official Development Assistance (ODA). The depth and breadth of its expertise, combined with flexible funding instruments and strong country presence, allow the United Kingdom to focus these ODA resources on developing country needs, while protecting its own longer-term national interests. Articulating a clear and comprehensive whole-of-government vision for its support to international development would allow the United Kingdom to reinforce its policy priorities and engage the public. Further measures to build effective partnerships and institutional capacity in developing countries would allow the United Kingdom to build ownership of development processes and contribute to lasting change.

Published on November 12, 2020

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Findings from the 2020 Development Co-operation Peer Review of the United Kingdom (Infographic)
The DAC’s main findings and recommendations
Secretariat’s report7 chapters available
The United Kingdom’s global efforts for sustainable development
The United Kingdom’s policy vision and framework
The United Kingdom’s financing for development
The United Kingdom’s structure and systems
The United Kingdom’s delivery modalities and partnerships
The United Kingdom’s approach to results, evaluation and learning
The United Kingdom’s fragility, crisis and humanitarian assistance
Annexes4 chapters available
Progress since the 2014 DAC peer review recommendations
OECD/DAC standard suite of tables
Field visits to Kenya and Jordan
Organisational charts
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