The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. As well as headquarters in London and East Kilbride, near Glasgow, DFID has offices in around 40 developing countries and provides aid to around 90 countries.
DFID is working to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the international targets agreed upon by the United Nations (UN) to halve world poverty by 2015.
DFID works with governments of developing countries as well as charities, businesses and international bodies, including the World Bank, UN agencies and the European Commission. All its partners share its ambition to achieve the MDGs.