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DFID’s partnership with India is in transition. As part of the new development relationship DFID stopped approving new financial grant aid in 2012. However, DFID will honour commitments to existing projects, all of which will finish in 2015. After 2015 DFID’s partnership will focus on sharing skills and expertise and making private sector investments which will help the poorest people and generate returns; and strengthening partnership on global development issues such as food security and climate change.

Top priorities

  • catalyse the private sector’s potential to combat poverty in the 8 poorest states using technical assistance and returnable capital mechanism
  • deepen the UK’s engagement with India on global development issues
  • improve the lives of over 10 million poor women and girls in 3 of the poorest states to help them access quality schooling, healthcare, nutrition and jobs

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for India
India page on GOV.UK website

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Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.


Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.