The Department for International Development (DFID), is the British Government’s department responsible for administering overseas development aid. DFID’s goal is to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty. DFID is one of CIFOR’s top funders.
Since 2005, DFID has supported CIFOR’s work on food security, REDD+, ecosystem services and landscapes, fire and haze, and sustainable land management, among others. DFID supports CIFOR’s work in several countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Among recent projects, DFID funded the KNOWFOR Program, a five-year, £38-million, knowledge program that forms part of the International Climate Fund forests portfolio. It involved a partnership between the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Bank Program on Forests (PROFOR).