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.
DFID supports long-term programs to help tackle the underlying causes of poverty. It also responds to emergencies, both natural and man-made.
DFID’s activities form part of a global promise to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. DFID works directly in over 150 countries worldwide, with a budget of £5.3 billion in 2007/08. Its headquarters are in London and East Kilbride, near Glasgow.