DFID is the part of the UK government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. It is led by a cabinet minister, one of the senior ministers in the government.
DFID works in 150 countries and have 2,600 staff, half of whom work abroad. DFIFDh has headquarters in London and East Kilbrie, near Glasgow, and 64 offices overseas.
Its work is guided by two sets of targets. First, DFID is working to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the international targets agreed by the United Nations (UN) to halve world poverty by 2015. Second, the government’s Public Service Agreement (PSA) sets objectives and targets by which we measure our progress towards this aim.