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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Asia has seen significant economic growth, but the gains have not been spread evenly across countries. Many of the development, stability and growth challenges in Asia are cross-border in nature and need to be addressed as such. 330 million people still live in extreme poverty (below $1.90 per day) in the Asia-Pacific region. Improved infrastructure, access to markets, the safe movement of people and management of shared water resource all require action at a regional level. Our regional work in Asia will be supported by the UK’s global development partnership with China. The UK and China work together on common development objectives such as helping poor countries address pandemics, recovery following natural disasters and building stronger economies in Africa.
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 Asia Regional.
For detailed information on our partnership and what the UK spends on development with China, see:
- Development Tracker: China 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
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