Project information

Picture of beneficiaries of DFID projects. Pictures: Abbie Trayler-Smith, Piers Benatar, Chris Morgan

DFID's projects database contains summaries of each project we fund, including what it aims to achieve and how much it costs.

What kind of project information is included?

The database contains projects currently running or recently completed under a DFID-funded programme. It includes project descriptions, dates, purposes, locations, sectors, summary financial data and whether or not conditions are attached. As of April 2010, DFID started publishing conditions documents for new projects.

Please refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQs) and the glossary for more detailed explanations of what appears in each field.


How can I use the information?

You can search for projects and then sort or filter the results. You can then print your results or save them to a spreadsheet. If you wish to re-use the data, you must reference DFID as the source.


Why is DFID publishing this information now?

This information is being published in line with the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the 2008 Accra Agenda for Action. These agreements set out actions that must be taken by donors and partner countries to improve the quality of aid. Please see the related links on this page to find out more.

In line with the commitments made through the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), we are also taking steps to improve transparency. Information published will be reviewed to ensure that it is consistent with the IATI standards as they are developed.


Keep up-to-date by using XML feeds

If you run a website you can now pull in an XML feed of our projects. Web developers can get advice and instructions on how incorporate DFID project information into websites they administer by emailing


Contact us

If you have an enquiry about a project, please email our Public Enquiry Point or call 0845 300 4100. Please include the project component code along with your query.