To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 21 June (WA 320), since 2011 (1) how many new Department for International Development projects they have decided to have evaluated, (2) what percentage this represents of all new Department for International Development projects since 2011, and (3) what is the percentage breakdown of evaluated and non-evaluated projects by sector and country.
The table below shows the number of projects to be evaluated, by divisions within DfID,. as recorded on our central management information system on
|Evaluation Summary-Breakdown by Division|
|Asia, Caribbean and Overseas Territories||57|
|East and Central Africa||109|
|Policy, Research and Trade||74|
|West Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Conflict and Humanitarian||78|
|West and Southern Africa||128|
These data have been collected since January 2012, and include pipeline projects (ie projects in preparation which have not yet been formally approved) and projects at their implementation stage, regardless of the date of approval. Therefore the figures above also contain projects approved before January 2012 but for which evaluations are planned.
It is not yet possible to express the number of planned evaluations as a percentage of the total number of projects as there is not always a direct match between projects and evaluations (some evaluations will cover more than one project and others cut across themes, eg climate change). DfID's Management Board has requested similar data and we are currently developing the process to extract this from our management information system. Once the process is established, we will be able to produce figures quarterly as well as prepare an annual report (from June 2013) on the scale and coverage of our evaluation programme.