Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 8th February 2019.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what staff resources her Department provides to (a) the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, (b) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and (c) the Home Office to support the evaluation of Official Development Assistance-funded (i) project proposals and (ii) completed projects.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

It is difficult to quantify the totality of DFID staff time spent to support evaluation of projects in these departments. DFID supports evaluation of project proposals through representation on formal cross-government or sectoral governance mechanisms, and through collaboration and close working of officials. DFID makes available its independent evaluation and quality assurance service and contributes to production of cross-government guidance. The Aid Strategy is clear that individual departments are ultimately responsible for the final design and evaluation of their projects.

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