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. Promoting stability throughout the Western Balkans

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

  2. Providing clean 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. Improving the health of poor people in developing countries

    How the government is working to speed up progress in improving people's health in developing countries.

  4. Helping developing countries to be better-run and more accountable

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

  5. Preventing conflict in fragile states

    How the government is improving international security by preventing conflict.

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. Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DELPHE)

    Over the next 10 years DFID will support up to 300 partnerships between education establishments based in the UK and in developing countries. Read more

  3. Commonwealth Local Government Good Practice Scheme

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

  4. Common Ground Initiative (CGI)

    Increases access to grants for small and diaspora-led UK organisations creating sustainable changes to the poorest communities in Africa. Read more

  5. IDEAS: energy innovation awards in renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy access in the Caribbean

    Funding for the development of innovative ideas that promote renewable energy. Read more

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