DONATE
sightsavers_news

Sightsavers welcomes Civil Society Partnership Review

November 2016

Children waving

Sightsavers has welcomed the publication of the Department for International Development (DFID) Civil Society Partnership Review.

The review recognises the crucial role played by civil society, while outlining the continued challenge for all civil society partners to be transparent and ensure value for money in their work, something that is central to our work at Sightsavers.

The review has also simplified the way in which DFID funds civil society partners, outlined new approaches to deepen effective partnerships and use the expertise within civil society to advance the poverty alleviation objectives of DFID, as well as included a positive commitment to work with civil society in developing countries.

“This review contains much that should be welcomed,” says Dom Haslam, Director of Policy and Programme Strategy at Sightsavers. “Working in development requires the highest standards of accountability and the focus is rightly on how partnership between civil society and DFID can lead to the greatest change in the lives of the poorest people. Sightsavers consistently emphasises this, through our work in health, on disability and in leading efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases.  We look forward to working with DFID as it operationalises the findings of this review.”

Want to read more about our work?

Sightsavers and eye health
Aklima clings to the bars of one of the windows in her home.
Sightsavers Reports

Aklima’s story

Three-year-old Aklima has cataracts that affect her vision. Her home is surrounded by water, so it's a race against time to treat her and keep her safe.

November 2017
Criscent proudly wearing his new glasses, as he stands in some woods on the way to his village in Uganda.
Sightsavers Reports

Criscent’s story

Six-year-old Criscent was born with cataracts, leaving him unable to play or go to school. But his sight was restored with a straightforward operation as part of the Seeing is Believing project in Uganda.

July 2016
A boy wearing glasses
sightsavers_news

SmartBuyGlasses partners with Sightsavers

We have teamed up with SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group so that for every pair of glasses bought throughout April, £1.50 will be donated to our appeal.

April 2016