Assessment of DFID’s funding for electoral support through the United Nations Development Programme

This evaluation assesses whether DFID funding for electoral support through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is being managed so as to be effective and deliver value for money. It is a review of DFID’s management and oversight, not of UNDP itself. DFID has channelled £140 million in electoral assistance through UNDP-managed projects between 2001 and 2011 (71% of DFID’s total support for electoral assistance of £197 million).

This evaluation draws on lessons from that decade of experience, together with recent case studies of Malawi, Burundi, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. It also refers to Commissioners’ observations in respect of Sierra Leone.

This report was prepared by ICAI with the assistance of KPMG LLP, Agulhas Applied Knowledge, Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the Swedish Institute for Public Administration (SIPU International).

Areas of Expertise:

Aid policy

  • Aid effectiveness
  • Performance management and accountability
  • Aid architecture

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