Publications

Working in Fragile States: Lessons for Policy and Practice

This collection of essays shares the deep knowledge and expertise CDR members have developed in delivering programmes in FCAS and contributes to DFID’s knowledge sharing and learning agenda.

CDR Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18

Learn more about our achievements, collaborations and initiatives over the last financial year. 

Overview: UK aid and development contractors

In this short guide we seek to answer the key questions the public has about private sector contractors as well as explore the value they deliver for government. Through this we also identify areas where we can work together in greater collaboration to improve impact, value for money and accountability in UK aid spend.

CDR Annual Report and Accounts

In CDR's first Annual Report and Accounts, we reflect on our achievements for the year, reiterate our mission to contribute to what's effective in UK aid programming and set out our goals for the future. 

Women leading change

There are thousands of women working on the front line of global development in some of the most difficult environments and tackling the world’s greatest challenges. 

 

On International Women's Day we wanted to highlight some of the amazing work that women working for CDR member companies are delivering on behalf of DFID.

 

These women come from a variety of background, bring their professional expertise and knowledge to their work and are united in their desire to create transformational and sustainable change. 

CDR Submission to IDC Inquiry Jan 2016

In January 2017, the International Development Select Committee (IDC) requested written evidence for their inquiry on DFID’s use of contractors. CDR submitted evidence calling for a more ...

Nigeria: Joint Implementer Communication

Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and one of DFID’s priority countries. This report provides an overview of the work CDR members are doing on behalf of DFID to address challenges, tackl...

Improving Impact and Value for Money: Addressing Tax Inconsistencies in UK ODA

Most donor countries have a policy of seeking tax exemptions from beneficiary developing countries receiving overseas development assistance. The UK has a policy that tax exemptions shoul...

MANI Learning Series: Improving access to safe deliveries using transport vouchers

While improvements have been made in recent years, maternal and infant mortality rates in Kenya remain unacceptably high. Affordable transport has been identified as a key obstacle for po...

MANI Learning Series: Spotlight on Webuye Hospital Permalink

he MANI project is supporting Maternal Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) activities in six sub-counties in Bungoma. This paper highlights to impact that MPDSRs have had i...

MANI Learning Series: Engaging the community to improve maternal and newborn health

MANI is working throughout Bungoma county in western Kenya to educate communities and increase use of health services. We are strengthening Community Units, through which we increase wome...

Girls’ Education Challenge Fund: Narrow Windows and Revolving Doors

In 2012 the Department for International Development (DFID) launched the £355 million Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) Fund. The GEC aimed to support up to one million of the world’s most...

Girls’ Education Challenge Fund: Process Review

Produced by Coffey, this paper reviewed what parts of the process of delivering the Girls’ Education Challenge Fund worked, what has not and why. It draws out lessons for policymakers.

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