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15 Jun 2018 description

Study points to new ways to reduce conflict in fragile states

A major research project by the UK's Stabilisation Unit explores the vital role of political deal-making in reducing violent conflict.

The Elite Bargains and Political Deals research indicates that greater focus on the politics of conflicts, and those who control power and resources on the ground, is crucial to reducing violence.

The Minister for the Middle East and for International Development Alistair Burt said:

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.

27 Jan 2009 description

World leaders, major businesses and the United Nations were urged to sign-up to a new international agreement today that will lift millions of people out of hunger and better prepare the world for future food crises.

Speaking at a world summit in Madrid, International Development Minister, Ivan Lewis, set out a proposed pact that will for the first time establish a global response to food shortages that will double both food production in Africa and the growth of the agriculture sector in Asia.

This UK led action is expected to significantly boost agricultural production, reduce the …

30 May 2003 description

Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, Prime Minister

09 Apr 2000 description

The Observer leader headline says, 'Don't cut third world aid'.

We haven't. After 18 years of decline, this Government has increased third world aid by 28 per cent in real terms, that's an extra =A31.6 billion for development.