The Department for International Development's (DFID's) Business Plan 2011-15 commits to developing new projects on microfinance as part of the Government strategy to foster wealth creation and economic growth in developing countries.
All DFID programmes are currently being reviewed under the Bilateral and Multilateral Aid Reviews, to ensure UK aid is effective, represents value for money and brings real benefits to the world's poor. DFID has also commissioned a systematic review of the impact of microfinance on poor people. This report will be posted on the DFID website early next year. Both these exercises will inform DFID's future support in this area.