Aid conditionality research

DFID, Multi country

In 2005 the UK government were moving away from more traditional approaches to aid conditionality towards an understanding of aid relationships based on mutual commitment, dialogue, transparency and accountability.

Mokoro consultant, Trish Silkin, carried out a review of the conditions that DFID currently applied to the provision of development assistance. The objective of this review was to enable DFID to assess the current burden of conditionality on partner governments and to monitor whether this burden is being reduced over time.

This review helped toward the development of a conditionality policy paper in 2005 that committed DFID to ensuring that their conditions are country-owned and are based around areas such as financial accountability, poverty reduction, human rights and governance.

The people behind the project

Trish Silkin