The DFID Country Programme Evaluations (CPEs) are essential to DFID to ensure accountability and development of the intrinsic Country Programmes. The CPE objective is to assess the country strategy, links to poverty outcomes, and DFID’s corporate objectives.
Alongside this the CPE is essential in ascertaining the choice of aid instruments; DFID’s role as a development partner; and DFID’s success in implementing its country strategy. Dr Jing Gu is consultant for the evaluation of DFID’s China Country Programme (2005-2009), commissioned by DFID’s Evaluation Department. Jing Gu is responsible for the evaluation of DFID’s WCIDI programme which includes China and Africa; China and international development; South-South learning; and World Bank Trust Funds. A synthesis report will be published in September 2010.