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)
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.
The $8 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) accelerates climate action by empowering transformations in clean technology, energy access, climate resilience, and sustainable forests in developing and middle income countries. The CIF’s large-scale, low-cost, long-term financing lowers the risk and cost of climate financing. It tests new business models, builds track records in unproven markets, and boosts investor confidence to unlock additional sources of finance.
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.
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 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 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 Home Office Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget provides support to asylum seekers while their claims for refugee status are being processed and provide support to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASCs). ODA funding helps pay for food, shelter, travel and training for up to 12 months for people that are unable to live in their own country for fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or other factors such as sexual orientation. This is an important complement to critical humanitarian support delivered overseas.
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.
Developing Markets Infrastructure Programme (DMIP) (formerly Viability Gap Fund (VGF) - Concessional Infrastructure Facility)UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
The Developing Markets Infrastructure Programme (DMIP) will support predominately low and lower middle-income developing country governments procure and finance development-focussed infrastructure.
DFID's share of the United Kingdom's Contribution to the European Commission's external action budgetUK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
To provide the Department for International Development's (DFID) contribution to the European Union's activities in support of economic development and poverty reduction in Asia and Latin American countries and South Africa. The European Union activities contribute towards Member States pledges to commit 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) on Official Development Assistance (ODA)
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.