Find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with.
The Department for International Development (DFID) closed on 2 September 2020 and merged with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to create the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
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Many of the challenges to stability and prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa do not respect borders. Conflict and humanitarian crises in Africa affect multiple countries, for example through flows of refugees and immigrants across borders, or terrorist and organised crime networks that cause, and benefit from, instability. Better cross-border trade, access to electricity (including through renewable energy), and a more productive agricultural sector (which employs over 50% of African women and most of its poor) are needed to ensure Africa achieves the more rapid and inclusive economic growth required to create jobs for its booming population, reduce extreme poverty, and end reliance on UK aid. Deadly diseases like Ebola need to be treated in multiple countries to ensure they do not reach the UK. Finally, issues like FGM or better sexual and reproductive health are often better addressed regionally due to their sensitivity.
A regional approach can also offer better value for money for the UK taxpayer as savings can be made by contracting for services across multiple countries.To find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with please read the full country profile for DFID Africa Regional.
For detailed information on what the UK spends on development with Africa Regional, see:
Central African Republic
- Development Tracker: Central African Republic to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector
- International Development Funding finder tool for funding opportunities by country, sector and organisation type
- Research for Development Outputs for outputs from DFID funded research projects and programmes