The impact of CDD/R on desired outcomes remains unclear. CDD/R has been subject to methodologically sound and rigorous impact evaluations in DR Congo, Afghanistan, Aceh, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The findings have been mixed and this review aims to explore what factors drive the differing results.
The review was undertaken by Dr Elisabeth King from the Balsillie School of International Affairs, in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee. The review was managed by DFID’s Research and Evidence Division and DFID Somalia.