Terms and Conditions

Service standards

This website seeks to conform wherever possible with the latest available guidance on website design. However, the inclusion of older material on this website may mean that some publications (in PDF format, for example) are not readily accessible to all users.

DFID is happy to supply hard copy or alternate electronic versions of documents for website users with particular requirements where this can be reasonably undertaken. Please email enquiry@dfid.gov.uk should this be required.

DFID aims to make updated information available to website users as rapidly as possible. In the case of press releases and emergency updates, we aim to make these available online as soon as they are released for public access, normally the same day.

For contractual notices, such as those issued in the Official Journal of the European Community (OJEC), we aim to make those available once appropriate clearance has been given by OJEC for them to appear. Recruitment notices will normally appear the same day as they are published in the appropriate print media. New publications will normally be made available in PDF and/or other formats not later than one week after the publication of the print version; non-English language versions may take longer to produce.


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You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Where we have identified any third party copyright material you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned.

We encourage users to establish hypertext links to this website.

Any enquiries regarding the use and re-use of this information resource should be sent to e-mail: psi@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk.

Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting www.dfid.gov.uk, the website for the Department for International Development (DFID). The following explains how we handle any/all information we collect from you during your visit to our website.

Information automatically collected and stored

When you visit our website to read pages or download information such as reports and international agreements, we automatically collect and store the following information only:

  • the name of the domain from which you entered the internet (for example, "XYZcompany.com" if you use a private internet access account, or "yourcollege.ac.uk" if you connect from a UK educational domain)
  • IP address of user
  • the date and time you accessed our site
  • the pages you visited.

This information is used to measure the number of visitors to different sections of our website, and to help us make our website more useful to visitors. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. We do not enable cookies. 


If you sign up for our e-bulletin or other products delivered by email, we will store the information you provide (usually your email address) on a database. In accordance with the Data Protection Act, we will not make your information available to third parties. 

For more about data protection please refer to our Information Charter.

If you send us an email

You may choose to send us personally identifying information, such as an electronic mail message, containing a request for information. In line with the Data Protection Act 1998, we use the information you provide only to help us gather the information you request and to respond to your message. Depending on the nature of your request, and in an effort to respond to it, any information you submit may be viewed by people in a variety of government departments or agencies. In other limited circumstances, DFID may be required by law to disclose information you submit.

DFID does not monitor email messages for content. However, DFID does scan them for malicious software, using an automated monitoring and detection process. Information obtained in this way is only used for the purpose of virus detection.

At no time will DFID sell, rent, loan, trade or lease any information collected on our site. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide.

Links to other sites

Our website contains links to various other government departments and agencies, as well as private organisations. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of the new site.

Other issues

Specific situations, such as consultation exercises, where the public is invited to comment, will normally contain a notice of what DFID intends to do with data gathered.

Last updated: 29 Sep 2010