OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: United Kingdom 2014

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This review of the development co-operation efforts of the United Kingdom examines its policies, performance and implementation. It takes an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the member under review.



The United Kingdom's humanitarian assistance

Effective humanitarian response is a clear policy and operational priority for the UK, both on the international stage and in its own programming. Globally, the UK has played a significant role in political messaging around building resilient societies and has galvanised international support for major humanitarian crises such as that in Syria. Its humanitarian policy recognises international principles and good practice. The humanitarian budget is substantial, but the period of rapid growth is over; incorporating new policy priorities and new crises into the future humanitarian portfolio could mean some tough trade-offs. The UK is encouraged to continue its push for effective humanitarian response in the run-up to the World Humanitarian Summit, and to properly embed building resilient societies in the post-2015 development framework. Sustained senior management commitment to resilience, and a push to extend progress in this important area to cover all risks and all programming, would help DFID remain fit for purpose.


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