To increase the use of high quality evidence to inform policy and programmes in FCDO through the production of research and policy mapping analyses, evidence synthesis papers, systematic reviews and the funding of country specific research projects.
Contributing to the development and greater security through projects which support gender equality and improve the lives of women and girls, support improvements to young people's education, and promote the development of the arts and cultural heritage.
To support the achievement of the Global Goals through funding UK-based civil society organisations to deliver projects that assist in ending extreme poverty and building a better world by 2030. The programme will also provide opportunities for the UK public to engage in international development issues and have a say in how a portion of the aid budget is spent.
This programme focuses on supporting the peace process in Yemen and complements DFID’s contribution of humanitarian aid for Yemen. This is an ODA and non-ODA integrated programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone.
This programme focuses on supporting the peace process in Yemen and complements DFID’s contribution of humanitarian aid for Yemen. This is an ODA and non-ODA integrated programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone in FY 20/21 Q1.
The programme will work through NGOs to deliver: i) Food Security. The programme will improve the availability of food for the most vulnerable in Yemen, through well targeted cash and voucher assistance implemented through three lead agencies: CARE, ACTED and Oxfam. Provision of in-kind food assistance may be used if local market supplies are insufficient. ii) Malnutrition. In addition to, or complementing the existing food security beneficiaries, the CARE and ACTED consortia will provide the integrated prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition through three sectors: Nutrition, WASH and Health.
A programme to provide Emergency Food Assistance to the Food Insecure and Conflict-Affected people in Yemen (2017-20)
To provide rapid, specialist, expertise and transportation for the UN to enable a more effective and better coordinated response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen from 2017 onwards
The UK has had an historic role in tackling the legacy of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). We were one of the founding signatories to the Land Mine Ban Treaty in 1997. In the 20 years since then, the UK has supported some of the poorest countries around the world to clear landmines and ERW after conflict, building up considerable knowledge and experience in the mine action sector. UK funding for mine action saves lives, releases land for productive use and helps pave the way for further development programming. Through land mine and ERW clearance, mine risk education activities and capacity development of national and provincial authorities this programme will increase stability and security for people in countries affected by landmines and ERW.
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Chevening Scholarships in Yemen which enables students to pursue postgraduate study at UK higher education institutions, returning to contribute to the development of their home country
To improve the effectiveness and targeting of humanitarian delivery in Yemen through the provision of independent oversight. The UK delivers humanitarian support on a large scale in Yemen, but due to the conflict, it has no staff in the country. This programme will check that programmes are delivering the intended benefits and help ensure that programmes provide a holistic range of support to those most in need.
To address the immediate and underlying causes of undernutrition through a life-cycle approach. It will address criticial nutirion, health, water and sanitation needs, and improve the technical anaysis and evidence informing the response.
To help reduce extreme poverty and vulnerability and increase individual, household and community resilience in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen. This will be done through improved access to cash based social safety nets, restoring and improving access to basic services and improving livelihoods.
The YHPF is a key funding mechanism that provides rapid support to NGOs and UN agencies to meet priority humanitarian needs in Yemen. It allows the UN to allocate funding in a co-ordinated and prioritised manner in line with the 2018 UN Humanitarian Response Plan.
Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is the fifth most lucrative transnational crime, worth up to £17bn a year globally. As well as threatening species with extinction, IWT destroys vital ecosystems. IWT also fosters corruption, feeds insecurity, and undermines good governance and the rule of law. The UK government is committed to tackling illegal trade of wildlife products. Defra manages the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, which is a competitive grants scheme with the objective of tackling illegal wildlife trade and, in doing so, contributing to sustainable development in developing countries. Projects funded under the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund address one, or more, of the following themes: • Developing sustainable livelihoods to benefit people directly affected by IWT • Strengthening law enforcement • Ensuring effective legal frameworks • Reducing demand for IWT products Over £23 million has been committed to 75 projects since the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund was established in 2013; five projects were awarded in 2014 (via applications to the Darwin Initiative), fourteen in 2015, fifteen in 2016, thirteen in 2017, fourteen in 2018 and in the latest round in 2019. This round of funding includes the following projects (details of which can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/811381/iwt-project-list-2019.pdf)): IWT062, IWT063, IWT064, IWT065, IWT066, IWT067, IWT068, IWT069, IWT070, IWT071, IWT072, IWT073, IWT074, IWT075.
The Yemen Peacebuilding Programme has two components to increase local peace and security in Yemen over the next four years: o Local Peacebuilding (80%): local conflict is reduced and social cohesion is strengthened in targeted areas across Yemen. o Conflict Sensitivity Facility (20%): international humanitarian assistance to Yemen does no harm and makes a positive contribution to peace and stability in Yemen.
To ensure DFID and the international community is well prepared to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak in a timely and effective manner. In line with the World Health Organization's Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, this will ensure that lives are saved, livelihoods preserved and global health security is strengthened.
The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide. The initiative funds projects that help countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their objectives under one or more of the biodiversity conventions. The objective is to to address threats to biodiversity such as: - habitat loss or degradation - climate change - invasive species - over-exploitation - pollution and eutrophication
To provide technical assistance to key Yemeni economic institutions such as the Central Bank of Yemen. To inform economic policy making through improving the evidence and data available on Yemen's economy.