Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, every public body in the UK must produce a publication scheme. The scheme makes it easy for you to access information about our activities.
Categories of information in the publication scheme
Who we are and what we do
Organisations we are responsible for
We are responsible for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, a non-departmental public body that awards scholarships and fellowships to Commonwealth citizens who wish to study in the UK.
Organisations we work in partnership with
We work with a wide range of organisations, both in the UK and internationally.
We support organisations through our funding opportunities.
We work towards achieving the Global Goals.
What we spend and how we spend it
Our priorities and how we are doing
How we make decisions
Visit Our governance for information about the committees that advise on and monitor the decisions DFID’s ministerial team makes.
We recognise that when developing policies, consulting with a wide range of interested groups helps us make sure we’ve taken into account the impact of the proposals on different sectors of society.
Our policies and procedures
- The Smart Rules provide the operating framework for the Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) programmes
Rules and tools for staff – guidance on rules, procedures and policies for all staff
Policies and procedures for recruiting staff – information on how we recruit staff
Personal data policy – information on how we will handle your personal data and how you can access it
- Public enquiries – the Public Enquiry Point can answer many of your questions or put you in touch with other officials who can help
Complaints procedure – if you are dissatisfied with any part of the service DFID offers, you can lodge a complaint
Services we offer
Lists and registers