The Evaluation of DFID’s Operations Budget Support

Budget support is aid given directly to a recipient government to spend through its normal budgetary processes. At £644 million in 2010-11, it represents 15% of the UK’s bilateral aid budget.

This evaluation assesses whether DFID makes appropriate decisions as to where and in what quantity to provide budget support and whether the processes by which DFID manages its budget support operations are appropriate and effective.

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