DFID(DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT)
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.
We work in Tanzania to boost wealth creation, achieve the United Nations' Global Goals and help citizens hold their government to account.
Tanzania is politically stable and the last 10 years have seen good economic growth but little reduction in income poverty – 30% of people live on under £7 a month.
Strong progress has been made in health, education and other basic services in the past decade, with over 90% of children now going to primary school. However the challenge remains to reach everyone in need across this large, sparsely populated nation.
DFID’s top priorities in Tanzania are:
wealth creation – scaling up programmes and increasing work with the private sector
achieving the United Nations’ Global Goals in relation to education, health, nutrition, water and sanitation
getting government to work better and helping Tanzanians hold government to account
DFID funds many organisations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes.
For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Tanzania, see the DFID Tanzania operational plan 2014. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.
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
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
helping to prevent climate change and encouraging adaptation and low-carbon growth in developing countries