In focus

Image of Sadia in Ghana who is no Guinea worn free. Photo credit The Carter Center

Goodbye, Guinea worm

Metre long guinea worms caused Sadia agonising pain. Find out how UK aid is helping eradicate the disease

A better life through education

Louise Redknapp visited schools in Uganda and saw UK aid and Red Nose Day funding in action

Horn of Africa food crisis

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

Aid reviews


The future of UK aid

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


Humanitarian Emergency Response Review

How we will provide effective help to people devastated by man-made and natural disasters


Action plans set out how we'll fight poverty

Operational plans for every country where DFID works now published

dfid bloggers

I've been reflecting on the changes to people's lives in Afghanistan, particularly women, over the last ten years of UK involvement there...


by Philippaopens in a new window
Social Development Adviser