We have over 40 years’ experience of providing international development technical expertise. We work with partner organisations that have complementary technical skills to support the UK Government’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) agenda.

This includes strengthening security and stability in fragile and conflict-affected states and working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The British Council has reaffirmed its support to the United Nations Global Compact and its ten principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-corruption. 

We work for several agencies including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the European Union, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and national governments. We deliver effective and sustainable solutions that are good value for money.

Our expertise

Society Education
Social engagement and development Schools
Justice Skills 
Women and Girls Higher Education                             
Social Enterprise Science 

Find out more about where we work, see the international development sectors we work in and read some of our programme case studies

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