17 January 2019

CDC and DFID evaluation and learning programme

In October 2017, the Department for International Development (DFID) announced its commitment to provide up to £3.5 billion of additional capital for us to invest in businesses in Africa and South Asia – enabling us to deliver the ambitions set out in our 2017-21 strategic framework.

A central focus of this new strategy is on embedding development impact more deeply across our investment decision making, portfolio management and reporting processes. This document builds on commitments made in the 2017 CDC business case, and presents a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation programme for CDC between 2017 to 2023 and beyond, with the aim of ensuring that we work with DFID effectively to better understand our development impact.

This document provides detail on: CDC’s enhanced monitoring processes, objectives of an enhanced evaluations and learning programme, proposed evaluation activities under this programme, and, a management and governance structure to oversee it.