This review intends to guide future British aid investment. It also assesses the value for money provided by more than 40 multilateral organisations undertaking a broad range of activities funded by DFID, assessing need and effectiveness in different ways for different kinds of organisations. The report includes summaries of the results of the assessments as well as the organisation by organisation results.
For multilateral organisations with a focus on humanitarian need or conflict, climate change and environmental sustainability or disaster risk reduction objectives, it analyses need in terms of the incidence of the particular problem they are mandated to address. It also looks at their effectiveness by considering how well allocation decisions are driven by evidence of country and/or situation specific contexts or generates a quantitative index of need and effectiveness, where need is derived from numbers of poor people, human development indicators, and fragility, and effectiveness is based on the strength of their institutional and policy environment. It then compares each organisation's country by country aid spend with this index.
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