The statement said, “This new support will enable development of advocacy materials; train technical and regional staff to use the planning models; involve Ghanaian participants in data collection; and build the capacity of other Ghanaian stakeholders”.
Our report found that DFID’s work with business is relevant to its mandate and has expanded its capacity to deliver programmes and to test new approaches.
We have observed some strong examples of delivery through loans, equity investments and guarantees and while, in many cases, it is too early to show real impact, our interim evidence suggests that there is scope for significant potential.
Recommendation 4: DFID should add suitably experienced members to its Investment Committee to enable sufficient strategic oversight of all components of its LEG portfolio.
Recommendation 5: DFID should reassess how it appraises, monitors and evaluates its engagements with business to ensure fitness for purpose and a sharper focus on the poor.