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Overseas Aid

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what criteria his Department use to evaluate the impact of UK aid. (137466)

All DFID evaluations, which are carried out independently, follow the standard international approach by reporting against the evaluation criteria of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC), comprising relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability.

Further information can be found on the DFID website at:

www.dfid.gov.uk/aboutdfid/performance/files/guidance-evaluation.pdf

and on the OECD-DAC website at:

www.oecd.org/dac/guidelines.