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The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

Responsibilities

We are responsible for:

  • honouring the UK’s international commitments and taking action to achieve the United Nations’ Global Goals
  • making British aid more effective by improving transparency, openness and value for money
  • targeting British international development policy on economic growth and wealth creation
  • improving the coherence and performance of British international development policy in fragile and conflict-affected countries
  • improving the lives of girls and women through better education and a greater choice on family planning
  • preventing violence against girls and women in the developing world
  • helping to prevent climate change and encouraging adaptation and low-carbon growth in developing countries

Priorities

  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crisis
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable
  • Delivering value for money

UK Department for International Development Resources

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Library Resource
Reports & Research
March, 2003
Mozambique

Neste relatório apresenta- se o levantamento sobre a fiscal ização florestal e faunística no passado e presente, sugerem - se medidas para melhorar a fiscalização e formas de participação dos interve nientes do sector nesta actividade.Há uma grande diferença entre o que a lei florestal estabelece como prática a seguir na exploração, uso e conservação das flo res tas com o que se passa no terreno.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
October, 2002
Africa

Consultation draft of a DFID Issues Paper on Land Policy by Julian Quan, with the author looking for comments and feedback by the end of November 2002. It revises an earlier version of April 2002, ’following a series of regional workshops on land policy sponsored by the World Bank, and takes account of comments received through that process.’ Includes the significance of land rights for poverty elimination; opportunities and challenges for pro-poor land policy; integrating land into poverty strategies; implications for DFID and the international community; conclusion.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
April, 2001
Africa

Report on a donor consultative meeting at the World Bank on land policy lessons learned and new challenges for the World Bank’s development agenda. Contains background, areas of donor agreement, outstanding issues and outcomes. The greatest controversy continued to centre around market assisted land reform.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
November, 2000
Africa

Introduction and background, by Julian Quan (DFID); Piloting local administration of records in Ekuthuleni, KwaZulu-Natal, by Donna Hornby (AFRA, South Africa); Ivory Coast’s Plan Foncier Rural: lessons from a pilot project to register customary rights, by Camilla Toulmin (IIED); Customary land identification and recording in Mozambique, by Chris Tanner; Supporting local rights: will the centre let go?

Library Resource
Reports & Research
March, 2000
Kenya, Africa

Examines evolution of land tenure reform in Kenya since Swynnerton Plan of 1954 with particular emphasis on the poverty impacts of titling. Concludes that land titling risks a negative impact on the poor.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
March, 2000
Zimbabwe, Africa

A Background Briefing covering the issue, the UK’s help for resettlement, Zimbabwe Government policies, UK land resettlement policy from 1997, DFID support for land resettlement – the way forward, other DFID support for poor people in rural areas. Says the UK believes that Zimbabwe needs land reform to reduce poverty, that the principles agreed at the 1998 Land Conference should be observed, and that the UK is willing to fund schemes which are focused on helping the poor and are transparent.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
January, 2000
Africa

Outlines purpose of the workshop, DFID’s wider goal, background, anticipated outcomes, assumptions, workshop process, DFID’s criteria for financial and technical support to network activities, checklist for regional discussion groups.

Project
Geographical focus: 

SPUR aims to support Government of Bihar strengthen governance at state and urban local government levels to enable affordable and sustainable access to basic services, especially by poor people. Working with Bihar's Urban Development Department and Urban Local Bodies will sustain urban services and attract private investment.

Library Resource
Journal Articles & Books
Global

Urbanisation and economic transformation - the growth of non-farm, industrial and service sectors - offer many opportunities for improvements in poor people's lives.The crucial challenge is to ensure that places work better for people, providing an enabling and supporting environment for changing livelihoods and economies. But all too often there is a failure to recognise and manage the urban transition, resulting in the continuing urbanisation of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion.

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