Definitions for "Department for International Development"
British government department concerned with assisting developing countries.
The Department for International Development (DFID) is the UK Government department responsible for promoting sustainable development and reducing poverty. The central focus of the Government's policy, based on the 1997 and 2000 White Papers on International Development, is a commitment to the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals, to be achieved by 2015.
UK Government department for International Development, formerly the Overseas Development Administration (ODA).