The Department for International Development (DFID) is a government body leading the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. DFID is ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.


DFID prioritises its work in 6 areas, namely education, health, economic growth and the private sector, governance and conflict, climate and environment, and water and sanitation. DFID works directly in 28 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.