Department for International Development (DFID)

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History

1997. Replaces Overseas Development Administration (ODA). Has taken over activities of: Environmental Know How Fund.

Aims

As the UK government organ responsible for all aspects of international development policy, allocate and administer United Kingdom aid to developing countries.

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Activities

Manages Britain's aid to about 150 developing countries and to the states of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Works in partnership with governments of developing countries, with international organizations and with voluntary bodies in UK and overseas. Handles Britain's contribution to the international effort to tackle global environmental problems and provides assistance to those affected by disasters. Working especially to reduce poverty worldwide, promotes sustainable, lasting development through projects, finance for material and equipment, technical advice and training, and support for research. The 'Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)' aims to ensure that the revenues from extractive industries contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Development
    • Development
    • Aid
  • Policy-making
    • Policy

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

G0465

Last News Received

2016
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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