To reduce poverty in Kenya by enabling poor people to benefit from better functioning markets, and by building greater awareness among influential decision makers of how markets can work better for the poor. This will increase household incomes of 148,000 small scale farmers and entrepreneurs - of whom 33% are women - by an average of over 20% by 2018. 36,000 jobs for women and 73,000 for men and male youth will also be created.
To improve the lives of at least 6500 adolescent girls in Kenya between the age of 10 and 14, by improving their access to health, education, economic assets and protection from violence. Evidence from research will influence national policy and support scaled up, cost-effective interventions for adolescent girls in the future.
UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
To avert 4000 maternal deaths and 5500 neonatal deaths through nationwide life saving skills training for health professionals, and integrated health system strengthening in selected counties, 2013-2018
An equity investment by CDC into Garden City. Garden City is a mixed-used development comprising retail, office and residential components in Nairobi, Kenya. The project will create over 650 direct jobs during the construction phase and over 800 more once completed. The development also aims to contribute to improving skills for workers and local firms involved in the development of the project.
Support for project preparation and leveraging of private investment in Green Mini-Grids (GMGs) in Kenya
To improve the Kenyan Government’s accountability to its citizens by delivering peaceful, transparent, inclusive elections and providing support to non-governmental organisations, oversight bodies and independent commissions that can influence and deliver reforms thereby supporting the goal of making Kenya a more stable democracy
Contributing to shared prosperity and development through projects which support improvements in young people's education, increase collaboration in higher education and research and promote the development of arts and culture.
Investment by CDC in Akiira Geothermal to support a 42MW geothermal project in order to meet demand for electricty.
Partnerships for Development (formerly known as GREAT for Partnership) will multiply the UK’s development impact by boosting partnerships between UK’s institutions and their counterparts in the developing world. It will leverage the skills and expertise from a range of UK institutions and supply them initially to DFID partner countries, based on tailored demand. It will initially prioritise the Extractives, Financial Accountability and Anti-Corruption sectors.
Investment by CDC in M-Kopa. M-Kopa is Africa's leading off-grid solar provider bringing solar home systems to households who currently have no access to electricity
Investment by CDC in ARM Cement bringing jobs and lower cost raw materials to a region traditionally dependent on imports. The supply chain of SMEs that transport the company’s raw materials and provide general services will also benefit economically from the company’s growth.
Investment by CDC into I&M Holdings to support access to finance in East Africa.
Projects funded through Fleming Fund will benefit people in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of drug resistant infection is greater.
DFID is supporting emerging urban centres in Kenya to put in place sustainable urban economic plans; improve the investment climate and draw in investment for key climate-resilient infrastructure and value chain projects. This will include integrating digital technologies to build ‘smart’ towns/cities that improve the quality and performance of urban services and enable a better quality of life.
The Newton Fund's primary objective is to reduce poverty by generating and putting into use knowledge and technology to address development challenges and advance development for the poorest people and countries. We will seek to maximise the practical impact of research and innovation to improve the lives and opportunities of the global poor. In achieving this we will grow the research and innovation capacity of developing countries, as well as contributing to the continued strength of the UK’s research and innovation system, and support our wider prosperity and global influence.
Africa Logistics Properties develops and manages modern logistics and warehousing facilities across Africa. The cost of moving goods in Africa is up to two or three times higher than in developed countries and transport costs can count for as much as 50-75 per cent of the retail price of goods. Our investment will help improve the agricultural supply chain and get produce to market faster, as well as improve the transportation of essential medication.
To drive inclusive growth through a combination of grants and development capital investments that build financial markets and institutions
To provide capacity development training to ODA eligible countries which regularly export regulated plant health goods to the UK. Training would either be on-the ground in the recipient country, in the form of placements in the UK, e.g. at Fera Science Ltd. or working alongside APHA inspectors at points of entry or a combination of the two. A range of training materials will also be developed and provided. Provision of such training should help reduced the number of non-compliant consignments exported to the UK, a significant proportion of which are destroyed when intercepted by the UK plant health service. Destruction of consignments obviously negates all financial benefits to the exporter.
Headquartered in Nairobi, M-Kopa is one of Africa’s fastest growing, pay-as-you-go solar energy companies. It currently provides off-grid energy to 500,000 low-income households in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. East Africa suffers from a poor infrastructure, which makes power inaccessible to many households, as well as unreliable and expensive. M-Kopa is a solar-powered system that gives its predominantly low-income customer base access to lighting, phone charging, radio and TV on daily mobile money payment plans that are less than the typical cost of kerosene.