In focus

Scarlett Johansson visits drought-hit Kenyaopens in a new window

"It's inspiring for me, to be able to really see the scope of what's going on, to see the problems and the solutions first-hand"

Increasing aid impact

DFID's action plans for implementing aid watchdog's recommendations

25 days of DFID: Christmas calendaropens in a new window

A look back at the key moments for UK aid in 2011. Come back each day for the latest post

Aid reviews


Action plans set out how we'll fight poverty

Operational plans for every country where DFID works now published


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

dfid bloggers

The phrase "the benefit of hindsight" has been ringing in my ears as I've been reading the reports from the close of the Durban climate negotiations late on Saturday night. In particular, it's been ringing in my ears as I read that we're now aiming to get a global deal in 2015...