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DFID Burma Profile: July 2018


The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global development challenges. The UK’s focus and international leadership on economic development is a vital part of Global Britain - harnessing the potential of new trade relationships, creating jobs and channelling investment to the world’s poorest countries. Throughout history, sustained, job-creating growth has played the greatest role in lifting huge numbers of people out of grinding poverty. This is what developing countries want and is what the international system needs to help deliver. Whilst there is an urgent need for traditional aid in many parts of the world, ultimately economic development is how we will achieve the Global Goals and help countries move beyond the need for aid.

Contribution to the Global Goals and other government commitments (achieved as at March 2018)

  • 580 thousand people with sustainable access to clean water and/or sanitation

  • 562 thousand children under 5, women and adolescent girls reached through nutrition related interventions

  • 30 thousand additional women and girls using modern methods of family planning

Headline deliverables

  • Basic services: We have helped 580,000 people to gain sustainable access to clean water and/or sanitation, and aim to reach a further 237,000 people by 2020. We have helped 52,000 children to access a decent education and aim to support a further 56,000 by 2020.

  • Nutrition: DFID support has improved nutrition for 562,000 children under 5, women (of childbearing age) and adolescent girls. We have improved the food security of over 1 million people. We will support 110,000 women to use modern methods of family planning by 2020.

  • Humanitarian: 98,000 people have received humanitarian assistance from the UK, and we aim to reach a further 400,000 people over the coming four years.