Annual Report and Accounts 2013–14

Report
from Department for International Development
Published on 15 Jul 2014 View Original

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress toward the Millennium Development Goals under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency. The audited statutory accounts include spend against Parliamentary Estimate, and a statement of DFID’s assets and liabilities.

Accounts

DFID’s Accounts are prepared in accordance with the 2013-14 Government Financial Reporting Manual (FReM), issued by HM Treasury. The accounting policies contained in the FReM apply International Financial Reporting Standards as adapted or interpreted for the public sector context. DFID’s Accounts are similar in many respects to the annual accounts prepared by private sector businesses. They contain the primary financial statements recording the full costs of activities, DFID’s assets and liabilities as well as providing information on how resources have been used to meet objectives. The format is tailored to central government accounting including, for example, financial comparisons against the Department’s resource-based estimates. Those not familiar with the format of the accounts might like to focus on the Financial Review within the Strategic Report to the Accounts, which summarises the key areas of performance. The accounts are audited by the National Audit Office before they are presented to Parliament.

Headline results

By 2013–14, DFID had achieved the following results:*

  • provided 43.1 million people with access to clean water, better sanitation or improved hygiene conditions

  • supported 10.2 million children – 4.9 million girls – to go to primary and lower secondary school

  • ensured that 3.6 million bir ths took place safely with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors

  • prevented 19.3 million children under 5 and pregnant women from going hungry

  • reached 11.4 million people with emergency food assistance

  • provided 54.4 million people, including 26.9 million women, with access to financial services to help them work their way out of poverty

  • reached 6.7 million people with cash transfers programmes

  • helped 85.8 million people to hold their authorities to account and have a say in their community’s development

In 2013, the multilateral organisations that DFID supported:

  • provided food assistance to 80.9 million people in 75 countries; of these 67.9 million were women and children (World Food Programme)

  • immunised 48 million children against preventable diseases (GAVI Alliance)

  • detected and treated 1.5 million cases of tuberculosis (The Global Fund to Fight AIDS,
    TB and Malaria)

  • gave 1.0 million new households a water supply (Asian Development Bank)

  • provided 9.7 million people with new or improved electricity connections (African Development Bank)

  • supported over 4.5 million children in primary education, including 2.2 million girls (Global Par tnership for Education)

  • enabled 11.5 million people to benefit from healthcare facilities (International Committee of the Red Cross)

  • generated 6.5 million jobs and livelihoods in 113 countries, of which 58% were for women (United Nations Development Programme)