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Corporate evaluations

Christian Aid is committed to evidencing the change that we are making, and being transparent and accountable in our work. As part of this commitment, we regularly commission external evaluations of large or significant pieces of work.

Reports from these evaluations and accompanying management responses are available below.

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UK Aid Match annual report 2012-13

During Christian Aid Week 2012, DFID boosted the £12.5 million we raised from public donations by matching the first £5 million with UK Aid Match funding. This additional £5 million fund is being invested over three years to improve the health and livelihoods of 1.2 million people in eight countries.

Find out how we spent UK Aid Match funds in 2012-13 in the report below. (UK Aid Match funds are largely being used in countries not receiving DFID PPA funding.)

UK Aid Match annual report 2012-2013 (0.9mb)

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DFID PPA annual reports 2012-13

As part of the 2011-2014 DFID Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA), Christian Aid receives total annual funding of £7,255,927 for humanitarian and development programmes in 23 countries. As part of this arrangement, Christian Aid is required by DFID to report on an annual basis how we are spending this money and what progress we are making.

By the end of year two of the programme, Christian Aid had supported a total of 4,853,294 people to improve their health and to build profitable livelihoods that are resilient to shocks and disasters. You can find out how we used UK aid to change lives in 2012-13 in the two reports below.

DFID PPA annual report 2012-2013 (1mb)


CSHJ PPA annual report 2012-2013 (1mb)

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End-Term Evaluation of DEC 'East Africa Crisis Appeal' (January - March 2013)

Christian Aid’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) funded response to the East Africa food crisis was externally evaluated to assess the effectiveness of the programme, identify the impact the projects have had and provide recommendations to Christian Aid and DEC to inform future responses in the region.

PDF Download the executive summary (PDF, 0.3mb) |



management response (PDF, 0.3mb)

Please email the digital team to request the full report.

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DFID PPA Independent Progress Review and management response

Christian Aid is pleased to publish the findings of the Independent Progress Review (IPR) of our 2011-2014 DFID Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA). Under the DFID PPA scheme, Christian Aid receives a total of £7,255,927 annually over three years for resilient livelihoods and health programmes in 23 countries.

In June 2012, Christian Aid commissioned INTRAC to undertake an IPR, as required of each DFID PPA grantee organisation. This review has evaluated the impact of the funding and the value that it delivers. It has verified Christian Aid’s first Annual Progress Review (APR), which was carried out in May 2012, and drawn out recommendations and lessons learned for Christian Aid. IPR findings will feed into DFID’s own Mid-Term Review of its entire PPA funding scheme.

We are extremely pleased with the findings of our IPR which support evidence that we have used DFID funding strategically and transparently to reach and in several cases exceed the results that we planned for. The review demonstrates Christian Aid’s value as a DFID partner and shows Christian Aid as an ‘outstanding’ contributor to learning and improvements across the development sector.


Independent Progress Review (IPR) Final Report (904kb)

IPR Management Response (169kb)

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DFID PPA annual reports 2011-2012 

As part of the 2011-2014 DFID Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA), Christian Aid receives total annual funding of £7,255,927 for humanitarian and development programmes in 23 countries. As part of the arrangement, Christian Aid must report its progress against agreed outputs and outcomes to DFID on an annual basis.

Christian Aid is investing PPA funding in health, resilient livelihoods and wealth creation programmes with the aim of improving the lives and well-being of more than 8 million people over three years. It is also using PPA funding to generate wider benefits and improvements across the organisation and the development sector.


PPA Annual Report (604kb)


PPA CHSJ Annual Report (383kb)

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Evaluation of the impact of Christian Aid’s support of faith-based responses to HIV

For nearly a decade Christian Aid has been working with faith leaders and faith communities around the world as part of efforts to tackle the causes and consequences of HIV. An independent external evaluation has now explored the impact of this work, highlighting its distinctive value in raising awareness of HIV and tackling HIV-related stigma. We present here the report of this evaluation and Christian Aid’s response to its findings.


Evaluation of the impact of our faith-based response to HIV (634kb)

Management response (546 kb)

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Tsunami impact assessment (2012)


The tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean on December 26 2004 killed an estimated 227,000 people and destroyed the homes and livelihoods of a further two million.

Seven years after the disaster, Christian Aid commissioned an impact assessment to review the long-term impact of our response and the work of our partners in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

We are delighted to be able to share the results with all those who made it possible.


Tsunami impact assessment PDF (234kb)


Management response PDF (236kb)  

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The rights of the Quilombola communities: an independent study of the impact of ecumencial cooperation

Following more than 15 years of support to local partners working on Quilombola rights, Christian Aid (in collaboration with ACT agency EED) commissioned an independent review of our progress. The aims of the study were to acknowledge successes, identify ongoing challenges, learn lessons to inform our own future programmes, and share learning with quilombolas and our partners.

The Quilombola people are descendants of slaves who escaped plantations and cattle farms, and fled to the forest. Quilombolas have been living in Brazil, in small village communities, ever since. There are about 3,000 Quilombola communities in Brazil. The Quilombola are facing particular threats from industrial interests – especially logging, cattle-ranching and mining – encroaching on their territory.

Executive summary PDF (535kb)

Management response PDF (580kb)

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Partnership Programme Agreement (PPA) with DFID

As part of our 2008-11 Partnership Programme Agreement (PPA) with DFID, Christian Aid is subject to an independent external evaluation of our progress against a 'PPA performance framework' agreed with DFID. This sets out objectives in priority areas of shared interest between Christian Aid and DFID.

The evaluation aims to assess how far Christian Aid has gone towards achieving these mutually agreed objectives and to derive lessons that will inform Christian Aid's future strategies, programmes and approaches.

PPA final evaluation report (481kb)

PPA management response summary (26kb)

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Countdown to Copenhagen campaign evaluation

Christian Aid identified the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen in December 2009 (COP15) as a moment of critical importance for our climate change advocacy effort. In the two years leading up to this, we ran our 'Countdown to Copenhagen' campaign. The resources committed to this campaign were significant and it involved a substantial level of joint working with other agencies.

In 2010 we commissioned an independent evaluation to assess both the results of this work - including our climate change policy, lobbying, campaigning and public communications work - and the efficiency and effectiveness of our resource use and ways of working.

Countdown to Copenhagen evaluation summary (1.7mb)

Management response to evaluation (24kb)

The full report is available upon request from info@christian-aid.org.

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Accountable governance (2009)

Each year we commission an independent study to look at how well we’re progressing towards the goals in one of our six Strategic Focus Areas, as set out in our corporate strategy document Turning hope into action .

We use this to inform our Board of Trustees and identify areas for improvement. This year our accountable governance work was put under the spotlight. The evaluator reviewed our performance in programme work, influencing and advocacy, and communications with supporters. Read the findings here: check out the recommendations, find out about the good, the bad and the ugly - and our response.

Accountable governance report 2009 (52kb)

Summary of management response 2009 (32kb)

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Christian Aid Tsunami evaluation (2007)

An independent evaluation report into the organisation's response to the Indian Ocean Tsumami of 2004.

Tsunami evaluation report (88kb)

Tsunami Christian Aid management response (20kb)


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