Mid-term review of UK-Vietnam development partnership arrangement

DFID, Vietnam

The UK and Vietnamese Governments have a ten-year Development Partnership Arrangement (DPA) covering 2006 – 2015 which are based on three partnership principles; poverty reduction, respect for human rights and improvement in public financial management (PFM) and anti-corruption.

As a long-term partnership, the ten-year DPA was also a largely untested innovation when introduced in 2006. Mokoro consultant, Ann Bartholomew, was therefore commissioned to undertake a mid-term review of the DPA to assess progress made and the results of DFID support to Vietnam.

This included a review of the DPA mechanism as an instrument for promoting dialogue and predictable development assistance, with recommendations on how to adapt the DPA mechanism and DFID’s ways of working to respond to the new context of Vietnam and increase the efficiency of DFID programmes.

The people behind the project

Ann Bartholomew