UK Aid Direct is program of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) that provides competitive funding to UK and overseas-based small and mid-sized civil society organizations. Managed by Mannion Daniels Ltd, it supports CSOs working in UK government priority countries and the 50 lowest countries in the Human Development Index (HDI).
UK Aid Direct works towards achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It targets the most vulnerable and marginalized, particularly women and girls.
Its goal is to use open data to track delivery of aid from donor to beneficiary to maximize aid effectiveness.