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The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency.
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.
By 2012–13, DFID had achieved the following results*:
This paper provides an overview of why and how DFID is aiming to enable poor people to exercise greater choice and control over their own development and to hold decision-makers to account.
Despite some progress towards the MDGs, significant poverty persists globally. In many places gaps are widening between the rich and the poor and there is significant inequality of opportunity. This is in part because current development measures attempt to tackle the symptoms of poverty but do not always address its causes. Poverty may persist where:
- Introduction: What is the Governance Portfolio Review?
1.1 DFID’s investment in governance aims to support the development of capable, accountable and responsive states that provide security, enable growth, reduce poverty and improve the delivery of public services.i It also seeks to build peace and stability and strong state-society relations in fragile states. Between 2004–9 DFID’s investment in governance averaged 17% of DFID’s development assistance.
Today the British Government sets out in detail how it will change the lives of millions of poor people around the world. The full release of the operational plans – available to download here – map out the results UK aid will achieve over the next four years in every country DFID works in.
The set of plans show exactly how Britain's aid programmes will deliver results and measure progress up to 2015, including:
In Bangladesh, lifting 5 million people out of extreme poverty
This review has focused the UK's bilateral aid programme in fewer countries so we can target our support where it will make the biggest difference and where the need is greatest.
A new poverty action plan to help the world's poorest people cope with the economic crisis was announced today by International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander.
Launching a new White Paper, Building our Common Future, Mr Alexander said the measures would bring help to the 50 million people worst hit by the global recession, keeping children in school, parents in jobs and the most vulnerable out of destitution.
The White Paper represents a fundamental shift in the way the UK delivers …