The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) supports actions to combat extreme poverty. It has introduced fundamental changes to the way UK aid is spent by requiring greater scrutiny during programme design, on what does and doesn’t work, and by embedding evaluation throughout project implementation. 

Cardno works directly with DFID on the delivery of studies and programmes and indirectly by supporting governments and civil societies with the procurement and delivery of goods and services.
In support of the greater empowerment and education of girls and women, Cardno is managing DFID’s Financial Education Fund – a £4m challenge fund aimed at increasing financial literacy and access to affordable financial services in Sub-Saharan Africa. 
Cardno has also been involved in the design and implementation of significant DFID programmes which support business linkages with the private sector aimed at raising incomes and lifting people out of poverty.