January Newsletter

January 24, 2019

CDR's January newsletter is out now! Discover more about CDR and our Members' work in achieving SDG 4.

December Newsletter

December 20, 2018

CDR's December newsletter is out now! Discover more about CDR and our Members' highlights of 2018.

Women Working in Development - Work-Life Balance

December 10, 2018

CDR & BDO were delighted to host the Women Working in Development, Work-Life balance event on 10th December. Read BDO's Nadia Weigh's summary of the main points discussed. 

AidEx Brussels

November 14, 2018

CDR was delighted to attend AidEx Brussels this year, which was an expo for over 2000 humanitarian and international development professionals. Read about our Communications Manager, Yasmine Bettine's experience at the two-day conference. 

November 2018 Newsletter

November 20, 2018

CDR's November newsletter is out now! Discover more about our members' work in the fight against climate change.

Equal Pay Day 2018

Today is Equal Pay day - read more on what this means and what CDR is doing to help fix it.

DFID's Safeguarding Summit

CDR was delighted to be invited to DFID's Safeguarding Summit last week.

Read our summary of the proceedings here.

CDR Animation Launch

October 23, 2018

CDR is delighted to announce that our animation is LIVE!


Want to know more about CDR? Just watch our animation and follow our brand new social media campaign!

Join the conversation using the hashtag #globaldev 


October 23, 2018

On October 24th, we will be launching our brand new animation.


Want to know more about CDR? Just watch our animation and follow our brand new social media campaign!


Join the conversation using the hashtag #globaldev 

CDR joins the World Humanitarian Day 2018 celebrations

August 19, 2018

On August 19th, we celebrate World Humanitarian Day - want to know more about  Crown Agents’ humanitarian expertise? Find out more about the work of this CDR member in accelerating self-sufficiency and prosperity across the globe

CDR welcomes new Executive Director

July 15, 2018

We are excited to announce Farooq Ullah as CDR's new Executive Director!

WWID - Women in Tech and Innovation for Development

June 17, 2018

On Friday 8th June, CDR and BDO LLP co-hosted our fourth session of Women Working in Development (WWID), dedicated to tech and innovation for global development. 

Working in Fragile States: Lessons for Policy and Practice – launch event

June 06, 2018

On Wednesday 6th CDR organised an exciting event at the House of Lords, during which we discussed some of the collection's major themes and how to improve future policy and practice. 

CDR Annual General Meeting

May 14, 2018

On Tuesday the 15th CDR held its Annual General Meeting and presented the 2017-18 Annual Report and Accounts. 

CDR welcomes the British Council as our new member

April 22, 2018

We are delighted to announce that the British Council has joined CDR! Learn more about our newest member and their work. 

Kate Osamor launches 'A World For The Many Not The Few' policy paper

March 25, 2018

On Monday 26th March, the Shadow Secretary launched the Labour Party's vision for international development. 

Women Working in Development event - March

March 13, 2018

On Mon 12 March, we co-hosted with BDO LLP the third of our women working in development (WWID) networking events, dedicated to working in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS).

CDR Newsletter launched

March 01, 2018

To mark CDR's second anniversary we are pleased to launch our monthly newsletter! 

CDR at two

March 02, 2018

Over the past two years, CDR has grown from an idea to an organisation that plays an active role in the UK development sector. Read more about our achievements and highlights over the past two years here

The case for donors playing to their strengths to make grant programmes more effective

February 26, 2018

By Defrim Dedej, Grants Director at Palladium 

Notice of CDR Board of Director Elections 2018

February 05, 2018

The deadline for submitting applications will be one month ahead of the AGM. A full list of candidates will be made available once the deadline has closed for submission on Friday 30th March 2018. 

Join the CDR team!

January 29, 2018

CDR is seeking an experienced individual to fill our Executive Director role and deliver CDR’s ambitious external engagement and support programme. 

DFID launches Digital Strategy

January 24, 2018

On Tuesday, the 23rd Jan, DFID launched a policy paper setting out their vision, objectives and next steps for UK aid in a digital world.

CDR is now on LinkedIn

January 22, 2018

We are happy to announce that you can now follow our initiatives on our LinkedIn page!

Penny Mordaunt's five pledges for the future of UK aid

January 16, 2018

International Development Secretary outlines her action plan for UK aid in an op-ed in the Daily Telegraph

Penny Mordaunt announces more support for humanitarian crises in 2018

January 02, 2018

International Development Secretary announced a boost in DFID funding for the United Nations' Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in the coming year, as part of a wider international relief effort.

Theresa May visits DAI Project Empowering Female Entrepreneurs in Jordan

December 01, 2017

As part of her three-day trip to the Middle East, the PM visited our member DAI's Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) in Amman, Jordan and met with female entrepreneurs who benefit from the initiative. 

CDR welcomes new member

November 24, 2017

Today we welcome Forcier Consulting as our new member, looking forward to our collaboration. Discover more about the company. 

CDR welcomes new Secretary of State

November 09, 2017

Today Penny Mordaunt MP was appointed Secretary of State for International Development following Priti Patel's resignation on Wednesday evening. 

CDR welcomes her appointment and looks forward to working with her to enhance the impact and value of UK aid.

ICAI: Suppliers deliver value for money

November 09, 2017

Yesterday the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) released its Report on DFID’s approach to its supplier market. ICAI granted a ‘green-amber’ score to DFID, reaffirming that its use of contracts is competitive and delivers value for the taxpayer. 

Kate Osamor's keynote speech on International Development at ODI

November 03, 2017

Kate Osamor MP gave a keynote speech on Thursday 2nd November at the Overseas Development Institute followed by a Q&A session in which she outlined Labour’s vision for international development.

WWID event on The Value of Mentoring

October 31, 2017

On Tuesday 31 October, CDR and BDO LLP co-hosted the second of our networking events for women working in development on the value of mentoring. 

Priti Patel Speech at CPC17

October 02, 2017

Today Priti Patel gave her speech at Conservative Party Conference outlining her reforms and outcomes of the Supplier Review. Here is CDR's response. 

Women working in development event

July 23, 2017

CDR and BDO LLP co-hosted a networking breakfast for women working in development to share views and experiences. The event also featured a panel of high-profile speakers. Read of key takeaways here! 

CDR in Pakistan

July 17, 2017

In May CDR's Executive Director Jessica Toale visited Pakistan to meet CDR member companies managing and delivering UKaid funded programmes on behalf of the UK government.

CDR at Cambridge University

May 10, 2017

CDR Executive Director Jessica Toale spoke at a workshop organised by British Expertise and Cambridge University's Centre for Rising Powers on the rise of China in international development 

CDR Response to IDC's Report on Contractors

April 03, 2017

CDR welcomes the IDC's report and its recognition that “contractors can act as an effective channel for aid.” We stand ready to engage with DFID’s Supplier Review to ensure contractors’ behaviour is exemplary and always delivers value for money for the British taxpayer.

CDR at Bond Conference

March 23, 2017

The Centre for Development Results (CDR) recently spoke at Bond’s annual conference about the role that its members have in ensuring UK aid is delivering results for those that need it most.

CDR Board of Director Elections

March 01, 2017

CDR is holding elections for its Board of Directors. The Board is composed of at least 6 Directors. Any one in a management position within a full member company can stand to be elected on to the Board. Not more than one representative from a member company may serve on the Board.

CDR Submission to the IDC Inquiry

February 23, 2023

CDR made a submission to the IDC’s Inquiry on DFID’s use of contractors. 

Developing trading partners of the future

May 28, 2023

In the wake of Brexit, the government has expressed its ambition to be an outward-facing, globally engaged Britain. The new Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, has reaffirmed this ambition and been robust in her defence of aid in the national interest. 

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