Corporate report

Department for International Development Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report 2017-18

This report is part of DFID`s response to the Equality Act, under the Equality Act 2010.



DFID collects and holds human resources data on a centralised management information Human Resource System - HR Passport . The gender and age of all staff is automatically recorded on this database, as is maternity leave when taken.

Both Home Civil Servants (HCS) and our Staff Appointed in Country (SAIC) are asked to add information about their ethnicity, disability status, flexible working patterns, sexual orientation, religion or belief and caring responsibilities. Supplying this data is voluntary. Although DFID actively encourages all staff to supply it.

To protect the privacy of staff who do not wish to record any of this personal information, it is possible for individuals to record on the database that they do not wish to declare.

Recording rates amongst SAIC may be lower than those of HCS staff due to sensitivities linked to recording some characteristics, and are therefore far too low to enable us to report on the representation of different groups. However; the diversity of our SAIC Staff, who come from countries and communities around the world, is something we celebrate.

This report covers data from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. Data represents a snapshot of DFID as at 31 March 2017, where data represents a different time period it is highlighted.

DFID continues to work with its Trades Unions, representatives of our SAIC staff, and our 14 staff networks to ensure we collaborate on people policy development, improving engagement and to inform our people strategies.

DFID is committed to sustaining a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and where uniqueness and talent is valued.

DFID believes the image it projects both in the UK and overseas, needs to reflect the people and the values of a modern, outward-looking, Global Britain.

Note: DFID has not incurred the expense of collecting data specifically for the purpose of this publication other than staff resource. These are online publications and therefore no additional printing costs have been incurred.

Published 16 April 2019