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The Department For International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom government department with a Cabinet Minister in charge. It was separated from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1997. The goal of the department is "to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty". The current Secretary of State for International Development is Andrew Mitchell. A 2010 report [1] by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) identified DFID as 'an international development leader in times of global crisis'. DFID's main programme areas of work are Education, Health, Social Services, Water Supply and Sanitation, Government and Civil Society, Economic Sector (including Infrastructure, Production Sectors and Developing Planning), Environment Protection, Research, and Humanitarian Assistance.

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NEWS: Learning network on uptake of climate and disaster risk assessments

CDKN is looking for a supplier to explore the drivers for and barriers to the uptake of climate and disaster risk assessments, and how national and international participants can work to strengthen them. It will focus on the Latin American & Caribbean region, where the demand for this work is clearest, and on both - the producers and end users of risk assessments. [more...]

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