The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty around the world. Its objective is to end the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. DFID is responsible for honouring the UK’s international commitments and taking action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and Global Goals.
The UK is one of the largest donors to Afghanistan and has been working in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban to support peace, security and political stability; promote economic stability, growth and jobs; and help the state to deliver improved basic services.
There are currently 28 bilateral DFID programmes, as well as further programming run centrally by DFID. The UK is committed to working with the Afghan Government to ensure that aid is delivered as effectively as possible and reaffirmed this commitment at the London Conference in December 2014 and in the Self-Reliance through Mutual Accountability Framework (SMAF).