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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

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Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa

This briefing note presents the Executive Summary of a LEGEND paper that synthesises the key lessons from recent partnership projects in sub-Saharan Africa that explored how private business can partner with civil society stakeholders to demonstrate how agricultural investments can operate responsibly by respecting the legitimate land rights of local communities.

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Reports & Research
December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa

Land investments involve the acquisition of land and natural resources, usually by companies, for business ventures, for agriculture and other purposes.

 How can REDD+ promote and support social safeguards in national laws? Executive summary
Reports & Research
October 2019
Congo
Ghana
Liberia

This executive summary offers recommendations based on lessons learned from Ghana, Liberia and RoC, for other countries of West and Central Africa who are considering how to embed REDD+ social safeguards into their national laws.

 How can REDD+ promote and support social safeguards in national laws?
Reports & Research
October 2019
Congo
Ghana
Liberia

In West and Central Africa, home to 25% of the world’s tropical forests, the climate challenge is set against the threat of deforestation. In light of this threat, national laws and regulations seek to protect, restore, and manage the use of these forests for national development.

 Republic of Congo: five priorities for developing community forestry laws
Reports & Research
August 2019
Congo

Clear and coherent laws are key to successful community forestry.The Republic of Congo is currently developing its first legal framework on community forestry — presenting policymakers with a unique opportunity to design an enabling and comprehensive legal framework that empowers communities.

 République du Congo : cinq priorités de l’encadrement juridique de la foresterie communautaire
Reports & Research
August 2019
Congo

La clé du succès de la foresterie communautaire réside dans la clarté et la cohérence des lois qui la régissent. Pour la première fois de son histoire, la République du Congo élabore un cadre juridique encadrant la foresterie communautaire. Cela constitue une opportunité unique pour les décideurs politiques de développer un cadre juridique favorable et exhaustif au profit des communautés.

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Reports & Research
June 2019
Africa
Asia
Global

This report reflects on the experience of DFID land programmes which include LTR across six countries (Guyana, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mozambique), drawing also on relevant experiences of programmes driven by other donors.

Communities at the heart of forest management
Reports & Research
February 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Tanzania
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gabon
South-Eastern Asia
Philippines
Nepal

This report is intended to provide guidance to develop enabling legal frameworks governing community forestry. It offers recommendations and a framework for reflection for all actors engaged in creating, implementing or revising laws on community forestry, and for civil society in particular.

Les communautés au coeur de la gestion des forêts
Reports & Research
February 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Tanzania
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gabon
South-Eastern Asia
Philippines
Nepal

Ce rapport vise à donner des lignes directrices pour l'élaboration de cadres juridiques sur la foresterie communautaire. Il offre des recommandations et un cadre de réflexion pour l'ensemble des acteurs engagés dans la création, la mise en œuvre ou la révision des législations relatives à la foresterie communautaire, en particulier la société civile.

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