About DFID

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

DFID is responsible for:

  • honoring the UK’s international commitments and taking action to achieve the United Nations’ Global Goals
  • making British aid more effective by improving transparency, openness and value for money
  • targeting British international development policy on economic growth and wealth creation
  • improving the coherence and performance of British international development policy in fragile and conflict-affected countries
  • improving the lives of girls and women through better education and a greater choice on family planning
  • preventing violence against girls and women in the developing world
  • helping to prevent climate change and encouraging adaptation and low-carbon growth in developing countries

DFID’s mission in Nepal

DFID works in Nepal to improve efforts to reduce political instability, boost economic growth and economic inclusion, provide basic services and increase resilience to natural disasters. DFID supports development in Nepal through its support to programmers that work on economic development, wealth creation, service delivery, governance, disaster response, climate change, and health.