What we do

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

DFID is a ministerial department, supported by 2 agencies and public bodies.

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UK aid from the British people

The UK aid logo is used widely in the countries where we work, on items such as health clinics, school books and emergency food supplies, to publicly acknowledge development programmes funded by the UK taxpayer.

We work on these topics

  1. International aid and development

    Around 1.4 billion people around the world still live in poverty. The government is working with international organisations and the governments of poorer countries to help end poverty. Read more

Our policies

  1. Improving the lives of girls and women in the world's poorest countries

    How the government is giving girls and women more control over their lives and improving their opportunities through education and jobs.

  2. Establishing stability in Afghanistan

    How the UK is helping Afghanistan to become a more secure nation with international support.

  3. Supporting international action on climate change

    How we’re working with other countries to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

See all our policies

Our ministers

Our management

Contact DFID

Public Enquiry Point

Counter Fraud and Whistleblowing Unit

Head of Internal Audit
Abercrombie House,
Eaglesham Road,
East Kilbride

G75 8EA

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Press office

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Office address (London)

22 Whitehall


Please use the above phone number to contact a named member of staff

Office address (East Kilbride)

Abercrombie House
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride

G75 8EA

Please use the above phone number to contact a named member of staff

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
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Information Rights and Public Enquiries Team
Abercrombie House
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA

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