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04 Dec 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities

The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced.

To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners to do more to prioritise reaching the poorest and most excluded by ensuring people with disabilities are not being left behind.

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.

25 May 2016 description
  1. Executive Summary

This Annual Evaluation Report provides an overview of evaluation in the Department for International Development (DFID) for 2015.
The report summarises DFID’s evaluation activities in 2015 and highlights progress against the Evaluation Strategy.

04 Mar 2016 description

Scottish charity Mary’s Meals is set to receive £5 million from the UK Government in match funding, following an overwhelming response to its latest campaign from generous supporters.

Secretary of State for International Development, Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, announced £5m in UK Government match funding for Mary’s Meals at their Glasgow office today, following the overwhelming success of their Feed Our Future campaign, which was supported by the UK Aid Match fund.

22 Jan 2016 description

The Civil Society Challenge Fund (CSCF) was a demand-led fund which aimed to enable poor and marginalised people to have a voice on issues that affect them and to be included in local and national decision making forums. Running from 2000 to 2015, it supported 526 projects in Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East, each with a grant of up to £500,000 and running for 3 to 5 years.

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

24 Jun 2014 description

Lynne Featherstone announces new support to help protect the sight of millions of people in Africa at risk of developing blindness caused by trachoma.

The UK will protect the sight of millions of people in Africa at risk of developing blindness caused by trachoma, International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone has announced today.

06 Mar 2014 description

Justine Greening's keynote speech at the Transform Her Future event hosted by Plan UK, Girls Not Brides and the Gender and Development Network.

Introduction

Thank you for that introduction, and I want to thank our hosts PLAN, Girls Not Brides and the UK Gender and Development Network for organising this event.

I also want to thank all of my officials in DFID who work on this day in and day out, for all of their efforts.

27 Jun 2013 description

Headline results

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

16 May 2013 description

The Smart Handpumps initiative explains the value of a new electronic device designed to monitor rural handpumps in Kenya.

The Smart Water Systems project has recently released a short video on a new electronic device which monitors usage of hand pumps throughout Kenya.

09 Mar 2012 description

The world has met its target to halve the number of people without access to safe drinking water, says a report released by the UN today.

The achievement is part of Millennium Development Goal 7 – one of the eight internationally agreed targets to fight poverty and boost development by 2015.

It is one of the first targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be met, and means that more than 2 billion people now have better water than they did two decades ago thanks to new piped supplies and protected wells.

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:

03 Oct 2011 description
  1. Introduction: What is the Governance Portfolio Review?

1.1 DFID’s investment in governance aims to support the development of capable, accountable and responsive states that provide security, enable growth, reduce poverty and improve the delivery of public services.i It also seeks to build peace and stability and strong state-society relations in fragile states. Between 2004–9 DFID’s investment in governance averaged 17% of DFID’s development assistance.

02 Jun 2011 description

UK aid is about generating opportunity and prosperity for poor people in developing countries.

This document sets out how we intend to put the private sector centre-stage in doing this.

Our new approach to working with the private sector is about us doing more with and for private enterprise, extending this work in new areas, and doing it better. We want private sector thinking to become as much part of DFID’s DNA as our work with charities and governments.

31 May 2011 description

Today the British Government sets out in detail how it will change the lives of millions of poor people around the world. The full release of the operational plans – available to download here – map out the results UK aid will achieve over the next four years in every country DFID works in.

The set of plans show exactly how Britain's aid programmes will deliver results and measure progress up to 2015, including:

In Bangladesh, lifting 5 million people out of extreme poverty

01 May 2011 description

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.