Around 1.4 billion people around the world still live in poverty. The government is working with international organisations and the governments of poorer countries to help end poverty.

Policies 17

  1. Stability in the Western Balkans

    Securing peace and creating the conditions for EU membership in the Western Balkans

  2. Water and sanitation in developing countries

    How we're providing people with access to clean drinking water, effective sanitation and basic hygiene education to help save thousands of lives.

  3. Governance in developing countries

    How the UK government helps countries improve the accountability and effectiveness of their governments, institutions and society.

  4. Humanitarian emergencies

    How the government is saving lives, preventing suffering and helping developing countries build resilience to disasters.

  5. The Commonwealth

    Using the Commonwealth to protect human rights and and support development.

See all 17 policies

Detailed guides

  1. The Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI)

    Promotes policies and practices that improve privately delivered health care for the poor in low and middle-income countries. Read more

  2. Commonwealth Local Government Good Practice Scheme

    Partnerships and grants to promote good practice in local government in 6 Commonwealth countries. Read more

  3. Arab Partnership

    Provides expertise and support to Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Morocco and Libya to implement their plans for reform and economic growth. Read more

  4. Global School Partnerships local authority grants

    The grants are designed to create international relationships that can broker and support partnerships focused on global education. Read more

  5. Capacity Development Fund - Rwanda

    The Capacity Development Fund is designed to help Rwanda better plan, manage and deliver education. Read more