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Programme Partnership Arrangement

May 2013: Sightsavers given high performance rating in DFID review 
Sightsavers has been named as one of only nine aid organisations to receive an overall high performance rating from the UK Government’s Partnership Performance Arrangement (PPA). 

The Department for International Development (DFID) reviewed 45 PPAs, with each grantee assessed for criteria including relevance, efficiency and results as part of a mid-term evaluation at the end of 2012. The PPAs are intended to support those aid agencies which DFID believes to be “leaders in their field, with global reach, who can… achieve real results in terms of poverty reduction and provide good value for money”. 

DFID has committed to a three-year Programme Partnership Arrangement with Sightsavers between 2011 and 2014. An initial yearly investment of £3,738,678 for 2011-12 and 2012-13 has been agreed, with final disbursement being performance-based; as assessed through robust monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

The results that this investment is expected to deliver are:

  • Innovative large scale health initiatives implemented to provide at least 83 million treatments in target countries; 
  • Innovative approaches piloted to improve eye health and benefit visually impaired and disabled people in target countries;
  • Contribution to health system strengthening the through delivery of eye health as an integral part of the national health strategy and the training of 5,000 eye specialists and 475,000 health workers;
  • Disabled and visually impaired girls and boys educated alongside their peers within wider government education systems in programmes and support 20,000 visually impaired children through direct programme approaches;
  • Strengthened, representative and effective Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and Blind People’s Organisations (BPOs) with 1,500 rehabilitation workers trained and 19 countries supported with active participation in national level policy fora.
  • Enhanced organisational management and information systems to deliver cost effective, quality results and outcomes to beneficiaries.  For example, 5.3% of their organisational income will be spent on evidence building and all new programmes will be approved by new agreed processes.

To find out more about our Programme Partnership Arrangement with DFID please see the documents below:

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