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The UK’s approach to democracy and human rights

A review

Evaluation Review

Independent Commission for Aid Impact

This review finds that the UK’s democracy and human rights work has delivered useful results, often in difficult political contexts, but has been significantly affected by budget reductions and the lack of a strategic framework. We awarded a green-amber score overall and made five recommendations.

The purpose of this review was to assess how effectively UK aid has responded to the emergence of new threats to democracy and human rights on the global stage. It assesses UK aid for democracy and human rights between 2015 and 2021, together with related diplomatic engagement.\

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