DFID's pace of delivery at the global level is good.
At the portfolio level, DFID has scaled up investments significantly, although it could have done so more quickly, given the high priority it gives to nutrition.
It the country level, implementation has been slow. We found that tighter project management, including a better selection of partners, is needed to improve the pace of implementation at the country level.
The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) criticised the Government department in charge of handing out aid to some of the world's poorest countries for slow implementation of their aid programme.
ICAI were generally supportive of the Department for International Development's (DFID) efforts to supply £3.3 billion of aid by 2020, praising the "globally recognised and effective" programme.
However, they warned that "implementation at the country level has been too slow" meaning it was impossible to be certain which practical effects it was having despite promising early signs.