About DFID

The Department for International Development (DFID) was set up in 1997. DFID leads the United Kingdom’s work to end extreme poverty. It is tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Its work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, many of which are fragile or at risk from fragile neighbours.

DFID’s priorities are:

  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crisis
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable
  • Delivering value for money