Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
The European Development Fund (EDF) provides support to African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) to eradicate poverty, support sustainable development and integrate ACP countries into the world economy. The project was approved before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, the UK will honour its commitment to the current and previous European Development Funds.
To enable CDC to scale up its activity of investing and lending to support the building of businesses in developing countries, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world's poorest places. CDC is DFID’s main vehicle for investing in private companies in Africa and South Asia. CDC encourages capital investments from other private investors by being a first mover, demonstrating to other investors that commercial returns are possible in these frontier markets, and by sharing risk and expertise. The additional equity from DFID will enable CDC to meet demand for capital in its target markets and allow CDC to sustain a higher volume of more developmental investments across priority regions and business sectors
UK contribution to the 18th Replenishment of the World Bank International Development Association (IDA 18)
UK contribution to the 19th Replenishment of the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA 19) proving grant and low interest loans to the World Bank's poorest and least credit worthy clients for the period July 2020 to June 2023.
To reduce poverty by enabling the World Bank to provide grants and low-interest loans that enhance economic opportunities and tackle poverty in poor countries.
Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) Debt Relief to World Bank's International Development Association (IDA)UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
UK contributions to compensate IDA the costs of foregone debt service payments under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI)
Reduce vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in poor countries in a sustainable way using innovative financing approach
UK investment in the Global Fund 2020-2022 to reduce transmission and mortality for HIV AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria through treatments, diagnostics and preventive technologies and related servicesUK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
To tackle the immediate impact of the three most deadly infectious diseases - HIV AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria - and put the international community on the right track to end the three diseases as epidemics by 2030, and achieve universal health coverage.
Gavi supports vaccine delivery in 68 of the world's poorest countries reaching 60% of the world's birth cohort. Gavi immunises children against vaccine preventable diseases including measles, rubella, meningitis, cervical cancer, pneumonia and diarrhoea. Gavi has played a significant role in the recent halving of global child mortality. Over the 2016 to 2020, Gavi will fully deliver the UK target to immunise 76 million children and save 1.4 million lives. Gavi targets reaching those in hard to reach areas, the poorest, and the most marginalised. Gavi has a major global market shaping role for vaccines, negotiating lower prices for low-income countries, and incentivising new vaccines such as for Ebola and Malaria.
Support to the multilateral Climate Investment Funds (CIFs), four funding windows supporting country-led investments in low carbon, climate-resilient developmentUK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
To support development and poverty reduction through environmental protection, and help developing countries respond to climate change
To improve access to medicines, diagnostics and preventative items for people affected by HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in lower income countries, by fast-tracking the introduction of promising new health solutions, and shaping the market for quality health products and expanding access to better, more affordable treatments and technologies aimed at tackling the three diseases and their related co-morbidities.
To increase the scale of climate change finance and support low-carbon, climate resilient growth in developing countries. The Green Climate Fund will finance projects and programmes in a range of developing countries, including the poorest and most vulnerable, through a range of financial instruments and terms designed to meet country priorities and needs. It will also leverage private finance in support of low-carbon, climate resilient development.
To help approximately three million South Sudanese by providing critical life-saving support and helping people to better cope with shocks from conflict, drought and flooding. This programme aims to save the lives of an estimated two million people who will receive at least one form of humanitarian assistance; and build the capacity of an estimated one million people to recover and cope better with shocks. Over six years this programme will provide food, shelter and access to water and health services to millions of vulnerable people, including women and children.
To provide core funding support to seven UN agencies – Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF); Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF); World Food Programme (WFP); World Health Organisation (WHO); and the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) to support a strengthened humanitarian response and a more efficient, effective and transparent system. These UK funds will enable these UN agencies to respond rapidly to urgent humanitarian needs and shore-up operations in neglected or protracted Crises.
To improve the lives of the Afghan people by providing financial support to improve the Government of Afghanistan’s capability to implement development projects and reforms. This will benefit people in all provinces of Afghanistan by improving access to basic services, infrastructure, governance and community representation. This supports the SDGs through a range of interventions, and will remain the main mechanism for coordinated donor support to Afghanistan for many years to come.
The AfDF contributes to the economic and social development of Africa’s poorest countries through investment in infrastructure, regional integration, private sector development, governance and accountability, and skills and technology, to promote inclusive and green growth, with special attention to fragile states and girls, youth and women. The AfDF is the concessional lending and grants arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB) that operates in the 38 poorest, vulnerable and fragile countries to promote economic and social development.
To meet the contraceptive needs of over 20 million women per year; to reduce unintended pregnancies and maternal deaths; to improve maternal, newborn and child health, and to contribute to universal health coverage. This will be achieved by funding activities to improve the availability, quality, supply and access to key reproductive health commodities, including for those in hard to reach areas. This will support women's rights and the 2030 agenda.
The objective of the programme is to ensure that the UN system is fit for purpose to support implementation of the 2030 Agenda, ensuring delivery of priorities as outlined in the Department’s Single Departmental Plan strategic objectives, and underpinned by the UK Aid Strategy and UK National Security Strategy of: strengthening global peace, security and governance; strengthening resilience and response to crises; promoting global prosperity; tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable.
Increased responsible private sector participation in sustainable infrastructure in poorer developing countries through increased flows of private capital & expertise.This will benefit an additional 105.1 million people by the end of 2015.
This Girls' Education Challenge Phase 2 will enable up to 1 million marginalised girls (currently supported through Phase 1) to continue to learn, complete primary school and transition on to secondary education. A further 500,000 highly marginalised adolescent girls, who are out of school, will also be targeted to gain literacy, numeracy and other skills relevant for life and work. It is estimated that at least 400,000 girls will complete junior secondary school in the first four years of the extension. The extension will build on what we have learnt so far in Phase 1 and further deepen global understanding of what works for girls’ education, particularly during adolescence and in the transition from education to work.