The UK Department for International Development
The Department for International Development (DFID) has helped extend our reach in many areas, including climate change adaptation and quality of life in urban communities.
DFID leads the UK’s work to end poverty in developing countries. DFID has been a valuable partner, allowing us to extend the reach of our programs. In November 2015, we signed an overarching partnership agreement with DFID to strengthen our business relationship by increasing efficiency, diminishing transaction costs, and clarifying expectations.
Our joint work on climate change adaptation has led to five collaborative consortiums working to address hot spots – very fragile environments feeling the impacts of climate change. The joint expertise and experience of these consortiums on research, policy, and practice are helping governments in those regions to design and adopt new policies to better equip local populations so they can adapt to climate change.
Together with DFID, we also fund Safe and Inclusive Cities, a global program that documents the links between urban violence, poverty, and inequalities. The program proposes comprehensive solutions to reduce feelings of insecurity and the number of violent deaths in cities.