In focus

Horn of Africa food crisis

Lifesaving UK government help for more than a million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

House of Commons debate

Watch the full cross-government debate on the Horn of Africa and read highlights of Andrew Mitchell's speech

Super spuds help beat hidden hunger

New varieties of sweet potato help children grow up to be healthy in Uganda

Aid reviews


Humanitarian Emergency Response Review

Results of Lord Ashdown's independent review


The future of UK aid

Changing lives, delivering results: our plans to help the world's poorest people


Action plans set out how we'll fight poverty

Operational plans for every country where DFID works now published

dfid bloggers

What did you do in your gap year? That’s a common question to ask in fresher’s week as students start college. I spent time backpacking around south east Asia around twenty years ago...

Ian Attfield

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Education Adviser, Zimbabwe