UNISDR welcomes the report of the Multilateral Aid Review (MAR) of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) as an innovative and critical contribution to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of international cooperation frameworks for the delivery of aid.
The definition of indicators to determine “value added” for multilateral systems is helpful along with the substantiation provided. The latter is important to fully understand how DFID will undertake future assessments.
The analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the multilateral system is very interesting and reiterates familiar issues, particularly on the perceived weaknesses; some of which require solutions that are not always possible for organizations in isolation. The collective MAR framework therefore offers opportunities for organizations to learn and improve effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of aid through international cooperation mechanisms.
UNISDR's formal response to the DFID MAR report can be downloaded below.