The Department for International Development (DfID), also known as UK Aid, leads the United Kingdom’s work to end extreme poverty, as part of its commitment to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in line with the government’s UK Aid Strategy. DfID’s budget is dedicated to tackling the great global challenges – from the root causes of mass migration and disease, to the threat of terrorism and global climate change – all of which also directly threaten British interests. DfID focuses on ending the need for aid by building peaceful and stable societies, creating jobs and strong economies, fighting corruption, unlocking the potential of girls and women, tackling climate change and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. DfID aligns its funding along four strategic objectives:
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance.
- Strengthening resilience and crisis response.
- Promoting global prosperity.
- Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable.