Whether you are a business, an educational organisation, a charitable institution or an international organisation, we have the flexibility and range of experience to work with you to meet your organisation's needs.
- Established in 1934, the British Council has more than 200 offices in 110 countries and territories.
- The British Council was first established in Kabul in 1964. After an absence in the 1990s, we returned to full operations in 2002.
- A good understanding of cultures, languages and communities.
- Expertise in education and language teaching, all art forms, creative industries, youth and community engagement, governance and reform.
- Networks at all levels, from young learners to government ministers.
- Close working relationships with UK government departments, the British Embassy, national governments and ministries, and international government organisations.
Worldwide, in 2012
- We worked with 12.5 million people face-to-face.
- 9.5 million people attended our arts exhibitions, fairs and festivals.
- 308,000 learners received training in our English teaching centres.
- We delivered 2.7 million UK examinations.
- We supported 4 million English teachers and 41 million learners with online teaching and learning content.
- 73.3 million people used our digital channels and 485 million listened to our programmes on the radio, watched our TV programmes and read our publications.
- Our Net Promoter score was 58 per cent
- 92 per cent of people in the annual Ipsos MORI survey of 4,000 influential participants in our programmes across 50 countries said that working with us had an impact on their professional lives.
- 81 per cent said that it had also meant changes to the organisation they work for.
In Afghanistan, in 2013
- We reached more than 1.5 million people through our projects and services, engaging hundreds of leaders/emerging leaders, policy makers and members of the general public.
- Over 40 partners from all fields joined us in delivering work