The Department for International Development (DFID) in the UK “uses aid to tackle the global challenges of our time” including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. DFID has 3,600 employees based in East Kilbride, London.
They focus on:
• Strengthening global peace, security and governance
• Increasing resilience and response to crisis
• Tackling poverty
• Helping the most vulnerable
• Promoting global prosperity
• Delivering value for money
G7 countries have committed to spending 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) on overseas development. The UK is the only G7 country to have this enshrined in law and has met this target for 5 consecutive years.