The Department for International Development (DFID) funds organisations that subscribe and adhere to, as far as is practicable, internationally accepted standards of humanitarian assistance and good practice including the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response laid out by the Sphere Project. The standards relate to:
2. Initial assessment
7. Aid worker competencies and responsibilities
8. Supervision, management and support of personnel.
Each of the above standards contains minimum standards, key indicators and guidance notes. More information can be found at
DFID receives reporting and monitors the activities of its partners in meeting standards.
Hanover Aviation Ltd was recently awarded a contract by the Department for International Development (DFID) to provide Aviation Brokerage Services to DFID and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). This followed their success in a tendering exercise conducted under EU Procurement Rules.
The Department for International Development (DFID) maintains a stockpile of emergency relief supplies. Where the necessary supplies are not available from the stockpile, DFID procures them in accordance with EU procurement directives. DFID does not have long-term agreements with any providers of relief supplies.
Each contract issued by the Department for International Development (DFID) follows best practice procurement processes and includes individual performance targets. All commodities supplied are subject to independent inspection for quality, suitability and contract compliance.