The UK Government - DFID
The Department for International Development (DFID's) core purpose is to fight against world poverty. DFID supports long-term programmes to help tackle the underlying causes of poverty, and also responds to emergencies, both natural and man-made.
DFID’s work forms part of a global promise to achieve the United Nations’ eight ‘Millennium Development Goals’, with a 2015 deadline. DFID works in over 150 countries worldwide (with a budget in 2004 of £4bn) through partnership with governments, civil society, the private sector, with multilateral institutions, including the World Bank, United Nations agencies, and the European Commission.