Annual Review of the RATE Programme (2019)

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Project Location

Project Duration

1 year

Total Value


Value of Montrose Component



  • Responsible, Accountable and Transparent Enterprise (RATE) is a £30.3m programme implemented over six years (2014-2020).
  • The programme focuses on businesses’ social and environmental risk management, and transparency and accountability of private sector companies.
  • It supports various organisations that strengthen the measurement, reporting and improvement of environmental and social safeguards.
  • Accountability includes:
    • Taking poor women and men’s views into account.
    • Acknowledging social and environmental responsibilities.
    • Addressing obligations to provide remedies.


  • Montrose will:
    • Review progress achieved between 1 June 2018 and 31 May 2019 according to DFID guidelines.
    • Assess progress against programme outputs and outcomes.
    • Complete a desk-based review of reports, programme documents and annual reports produced by RATE partners.
    • Review DFID programme management arrangements, including cross-country coordination.
    • Design a method for gathering inputs from beneficiaries (e.g. companies, workers).


  • Impact will be achieved as a consequence of the effects that changes in business behaviour have on people.
  • Specialist organisations working in standards, reporting and joint work have gained the acceptance of many companies, and are extending their relationships to have greater reach and influence.
  • The Annual Review will provide an overview of the quality of monitoring, learning and evaluations and will identify any gaps that need to be addressed.
  • The Annual Review provides an opportunity to ensure that all learning and evidence is available for the final Project Completion Review.