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Improving the lives of women and girls overseas

In March 2018, the Department for International Development (DFID) launched its 2018 to 2030 Strategic Vision for Gender Equality. The Vision is DFID’s ‘call to action’ to the UK government and the wider development community to work towards equal rights and opportunities. It focuses on issues such as improving women’s access to education and health, ending violence against women and girls, and encouraging women’s economic and political empowerment.  In this report we examine: 

  • whether DFID took a robust approach to developing its Strategic Vision for Gender Equality; 
  • how DFID has translated its Strategic Vision into practical action; and 
  • whether DFID knows what progress it is making against the aims of the Strategic Vision. 

If you would like to provide evidence for our study, please email the study team on enquiries@nao.org.uk putting the study title in the subject line. The team will consider the evidence you provide; however, please note that due to the volume of information we receive we may not respond to you directly. If you need to raise a concern, please use our contact form