The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals, and tackle global challenges in line with the government’s UK Aid Strategy.
DFID in India’s work has evolved. Traditional financial aid to India ended in 2015. DFID’s portfolio focusses on economic development; increasing prosperity in India, notably for the poor & marginalised; developing inclusive markets that work for all Indians – and in due course also for the UK. We also work with India internationally to reduce poverty and increase prosperity & stability in other developing countries, and tackle global challenges. Our work helps build longer term partnerships and influential two-way relationships between the UK and India; in trade, investment business, institutions, technology, government and academia. We do this through programmes that use investment – which DFID refers to as Development Capital - and technical assistance. Our Development Capital usually works through funds; we are often a co-investor in funds with others. We work in partnership with the Government of India to deliver on joint Indian and UK priorities.