United Kingdom Department for International Development

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The Department for International Development (DFID) is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom responsible for administering overseas aid, with the goal of promoting sustainable development and eliminating global poverty. DFID is committed to ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of women and girls, and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit, while making British aid more effective by improving transparency, openness and value for money. DFID’s primary focus areas are education, health, social services, water supply and sanitation, government and civil society, the economic sector, environmental protection, research, and humanitarian assistance.