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14 Jul 2016 description

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency.

19 Oct 2015 description

DFID's country offices are playing a key role to ensure help is available for those suffering as a result of El Niño

What is El Niño?

El Niño is a natural climate phenomenon that happens roughly every four years, linked to abnormally high ocean temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific. It increases the risk of extreme weather from droughts to floods to cyclones.

22 Dec 2014 description

Context

Despite reasonable growth rates, the Asia Pacific region is home to 743 milliion people living on less than $1.25 per day, and 1.6 billion on less than $2 per day (40% of the population) (UNESCAP 2013). The core countries of the Asia Regional Programme are among those with the worst poverty rates in Asia (e.g. 76%, 60% 53% on less than $2 per day in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal respectively). The development challenges are complex and multidimensional – with significant economic, political, social and environmental drivers.

15 Jul 2014 description

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress toward the Millennium Development Goals under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency. The audited statutory accounts include spend against Parliamentary Estimate, and a statement of DFID’s assets and liabilities.

Accounts

27 Jun 2013 description

Headline results

By 2012–13, DFID had achieved the following results*:

25 Jun 2012 description

Annual report: New results show UK aid is changing lives

New figures tracking the success of UK aid around the globe show how British support is transforming the lives of the world's poorest people.

The latest numbers are set out in the Department for International Development's Annual Report 2011-12, published by the British Government ministry today.

The progress report reveals the Government is on track to deliver the results it set out over a year ago, in a major review of how British aid is targeted.

07 Oct 2011 description

KEY STATISTICS

  • The UK’s Gross Public Expenditure on Development (GPEX) amounted to £9,007m in 2010/11. The DFID aid programme accounted for £7,689m (85%) of this expenditure.

  • GPEX increased to £9,007m in 2010/11 from £7,767m in 2009/10. This represents an increase of £1,240m (16%).

  • Excluding debt relief, GPEX totalled £8,829m in 2010/11; this represents an increase of £1,161m (15%) over the 2009/10 total of £7,668m.

05 Oct 2011 description

This paper provides an overview of why and how DFID is aiming to enable poor people to exercise greater choice and control over their own development and to hold decision-makers to account.

The challenge

Despite some progress towards the MDGs, significant poverty persists globally. In many places gaps are widening between the rich and the poor and there is significant inequality of opportunity. This is in part because current development measures attempt to tackle the symptoms of poverty but do not always address its causes. Poverty may persist where:

15 Jun 2011 description

Mitchell: Britain to lead more effective response to humanitarian disasters

International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, today laid out how the Government will improve the way it responds to man-made and natural disasters to provide more effective help to people devastated by earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and war.

The new proposals follow Lord Ashdown’s review of the UK’s humanitarian emergency response and include:

Better prepared countries

01 May 2011 description

1)Introduction

• The UK Government is determined to help reduce the inequalities of opportunity we see around the world today. We believe that promoting global prosperity is both a moral duty and in the UK’s national interest. Aid is only ever a means to an end, never an end in itself. It is wealth creation and sustainable growth that will help people to lift themselves out of poverty.

28 Mar 2011 description

Executive Summary

The review comes at a time when the humanitarian community faces a number of daunting challenges. Disasters are increasing, as are the numbers of people affected by them. These are set out starkly in the Chair's foreword and in the report itself.

The UK is a major contributor in humanitarian crises, and is highly respected for its role. Some of the best known humanitarian organisations are UK based, and the British public gives generously in appeals.

01 Mar 2011 description

This review has focused the UK's bilateral aid programme in fewer countries so we can target our support where it will make the biggest difference and where the need is greatest.

20 Oct 2009 description

Every year the deaths of more than three million children under five - equivalent to the total UK population of that age - are attributable to undernutrition and yet the problem is being given low international priority.

This is according to a new report published by the Department for International Development which will form the evidence base for their forthcoming Nutrition Strategy.

80 percent of the world's undernourished children under 5 years of age live in just 20 countries .