Policy paper

BEIS: official development assistance

What we aim to achieve through our official development assistance (ODA) funding and how we will achieve it.



The UK’s official development assistance (ODA) aims to create a safer and more prosperous world by tackling the global challenges of our time:

  • poverty and disease
  • mass migration
  • insecurity
  • conflict
  • climate change

These documents set out what the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) aims to achieve through our funding.

Published 30 June 2017
Last updated 26 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Information about Transparency and International Aid Transparency Initiative Standards added in 'what we are doing' document.
  2. First published.