The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. They are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Their work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.
DFID is a ministerial department, supported by 3 agencies and public bodies.
A founding member of UKCDR, DFID works in the UK and in 150 countries around the world to help meet the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs).
Professor Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of Research at DFID, sits on the SCOR Board.