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A global programme supporting governance and market reforms aimed at reducing the illegal use of forest resources, benefitting poor forest-dependent people and promoting sustainable growth in developing countries.
To save women and children’s lives by improving the quality, availability and accessibility of (reproductive, maternal, new born and child health (RMNCH) services. Phase 1 of this programme will focus on increasing access to preventive services (including family planning, water, sanitation and long lasting insecticide treated bednets) and improving service quality in line with the maternal and child health priorities of the President’s 10-24 Month Recovery Plan. The second phase will embed and build on the gains of the first phase and will increase equitable access to the improved RMNH services, whilst strengthening priority health systems for more sustainable service delivery.
The programme works with government and civil society at federal and state levels to reduce inefficiency and corruption in the use of Nigerian resources and therefore improve delivery of services, including for women, girls and persons with disability. It does this in partnership with other DFID programmes supporting service delivery by helping Nigerian stakeholders improve accountability for use of resources including improving processes for raising revenue, allocating resources, planning and programme implementation.
During the programme period and expected accrued benefits beyond the programme period, CRIDF II will be expected to contribute substantially to the following benefits. 1) 2-3 million poor people better able to cope with the impacts of existing climate variability and climate change (especially floods and drought); 2) 100 water infrastructure projects designed, 25 of which are brought to ‘bankability’ within the programme lifetime (in a wider context of stagnant or slow project advancement); 3) £400 million of finance mobilised from the private sector (e.g. multinationals with a high dependency on water as an input to production) and the public sector (e.g. National Governments and Development Banks, UN agencies and international initiatives) to plan and construct water infrastructure for communities within SADC member states. CRIDF II is expected to use these three results areas as an entry point for capacity building and influencing policies/plans rather than concentrating on them as standalone areas.
The UK will provide up to £165m over 5 years in two phases of £82.5m. The programme will provide technical support on city and regional interventions in 3 focus countries, Burma, Uganda and Zambia resulting in increased inclusive economic growth and job creation. The interventions will help city economies to become more productive, deliver access to reliable, affordable, renewable power for businesses and households, and strengthen investment into infrastructure services, including from the UK.
To support the improvement of the quality of education in primary schools in Tanzania and to increase the number of children, particularly girls, able to transfer to secondary education by improved teaching of early grade reading and numeracy.
To support the Government of Ethiopia in the provision of map based land certificates to farmers in four regions and assist them to fully benefit from increased investment and productivity through the development of the rural land market and its supporting operations. The project will be a driver to increasing income by 20% for over 500,000 households. It will also secure land ownership for 6.1 million households, of whom around 70% will be women
To improve the welfare outcomes of the currently underserved communities in Lagos state and Northern Nigeria by making a significant financial contribution towards the solar power electrification of public institutions, such as schools and hospitals. The intervention is expected to, by year 2020, ensure improved welfare outcomes for more than 2.8 million people using domestic solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, with 190,000 school pupils and 4.7 million clinic patients benefiting from public institutions with PV systems, create more than 3000 jobs and ensure greater effectiveness of DFID's other health and educational sector intervention in Nigeria.
To improve nutritional status for people in Pakistan, decreasing Undernutrition through nutrition-specific and nutrition sensitive interventions benefiting particularly poorest women, girls and under 5 children.
To increase employment and improve productivity in selected rural and agricultural market systems in northern Nigeria. To increase the incomes by between 15% and 50% of over 710,000 poor people in the north of Nigeria through facilitating change in key market sectors by March 2021.
To support a Pakistani society and government institutions that support increased voice, choice and control for marginalised groups, protect them from exploitation and prevent discrimination and intolerance at all levels. The programme has a focus on child labour, gender-based violence, child and force marriages, and intolerance against minorities and other socially excluded groups.
To increase the resilience to climate change of poor farmers in Northern Uganda, and to increase their incomes. This will be achieved by working with agricultural businesses to supply farmers with cheaper, better and more varied agricultural inputs and services, and to create stronger markets for farmer produce. This will benefit 250,000 households in Northern Uganda, who will adopt new practices, products and markets that will make them more resilient to climate change, while 150,000 households will see measurable increases to income. This will contribute to the MDGs (and their successor targets) by reducing poverty in Uganda.
To improve learning outcomes for all girls and boys through an effective and accountable education system. Support will be directed mainly at primary education but there will be some support for improved pre-primary and secondary education, including through Public Private Partnerships. The programme will ensure that at least 325,000 children (half of whom are girls) are supported to gain a decent education and so contribute to Global Goal 4 on education.
The programme will improve government’s management of its public finances and thereby the provision of basic services for the poorest, and the most vulnerable, including women, girls and people with disabilities. It will also strengthen citizens’ perceptions of its performance. This programme will also work across four themes, all aimed at getting the right systems and resources in place for the effective functioning of government and the delivery of services. These themes are: Planning and reform, Budgeting and transparency, Fiscal Space and Innovations.
To improve the number and capacity of female health workers in six states in Northern Nigeria (Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Yobe and Borno) while at the same time contributing to women’s empowerment and gender equality in communities and institutions in the North. In the extension phase between April 2018 and October 2020, the programme is focusing on a “building back better” approach in the conflict and humanitarian areas in Yobe and Borno states and ensuring sustainability of the progress achieved over the last five years in Katsina, Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara. The extension is also facilitating institutionalisation of commitment by Federal agencies.
The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF), Phase I, was mandated to design, mobilize finance for, and build climate resilient, pro-poor and transboundary water projects. COWI supported the planning, design and capacity development across the SADC Region to support stronger regional cooperation within the 13 transboundary river basins and its population of about 95 million people. Water insecurity across these basins is high – with frequent droughts interspersed by flooding. Reliable access to water for drinking, sanitation, agriculture and industry is already limited, constraining human development and economic growth. Given projected scenarios for greater water demand (resulting from population growth and economic development) and more variable water supply (due to the impacts of climate change) riparian states are required to strengthen their cooperation over shared rivers to protect and achieve development gains. Within this context, CRIDF1 delivered, and CRIDF2 will continue to deliver, climate resilient water infrastructure interventions that include: › Water Infrastructure Projects Identification and development of infrastructure projects through the entire cycle from scoping, feasibility and detailed design, procurement through to implementation. CRIDF supports the in-country procurement, financing and supervi-sion systems for infrastructure projects that, once completed, would be owned and managed by national and local authorities, water/energy utilities and beneficiary associations. The projects are used as platforms to further engage stakeholders, introducing climate resilience and transboundary concepts into national and regional policies. Subse-quently the lessons and evidence from the projects are disseminated through stakeholder networks in an effort to replicate success, and mainstream climate resilience and pro-poor considerations into water management practices. Where feasible power supply is provided through renewable energy installations, such as solar; › Infrastructure financing arrangements In addition to funding CAPEX for projects from its own budgets, CRIDF mobilizes infrastructure finance interventions to complement the infrastructure preparation work. This work focuses on investigating and securing innovative finance arrangements and funding partners for the implementation of the infrastructure projects that CRIDF will have pre-pared. By doing so, CRIDF seeks to leverage the maximum available support to catalyse transformation in joint plan-ning and implementation of climate resilient infrastructure. › Technical assistance to stakeholders CRIDF provides extensive technical assistance to the relevant stakeholders, ranging from long-term advice to key insti-tutions, to a rapid advisory service to respond to ad hoc requests. Such technical assistance aims at influencing the comprehensive planning and management of water infrastructure projects in the shared river basin context; › Building cooperation The overarching objective of CRIDF’s strategic interventions is that projects should be transformational in terms of their impact on building climate resilience for the poor in southern Africa. CRIDF actively promote changing the ena-bling environment in which CRIDF and other climate resilient infrastructure projects are designed, managed, imple-mented and operated, with a key aim to build cooperation through regional climate resilient economic growth, thereby shifting the way decision makers think, plan, operate and maintain water infrastructure. › Strategic Communications CRIDF has a comprehensive communication strategy that aims at stakeholders are informed about the background and the results of CRIDF using different communication avenues. CRIDF has produced a broad range of communications materials to share their work to bring transformational change to Southern Africa through improved transboundary water resources management from written briefs, brochures, case studies video documentaries. CRIDF combines different types of written materials, website news stories, resource centre for downloads and communication cam-paigns for effective dissemination. › Monitoring and Learning Framework The CRIDF has a functioning monitoring and learning framework that serves a dual purpose; i) to provide sufficient accurate data to programme management for decision making purposes (programme monitoring) and ii) to monitor and scrutinise programme process and implementation to provide. The CRIDF monitoring and learning approach is based on the OECD DAC criteria of Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact and Sustainability. In addition, given the regional and facilitative nature of CRIDF the approach take into considerations the OECD DAC
To support increased accountability in Uganda and addresses corruption by supporting central government accountability institutions to improve coordination across the anti-corruption and accountability sector in identifying, investigating and prosecuting the corrupt, ensuring they are administratively and criminally sanctioned and their assets confiscated and to also increase citizen participation in local governance and accountability of 35 local governments for effective service delivery.
To improve governance, accountability and public service delivery by the Government of Somaliland. This will promote long-term stability in the region and improve the lives of poor Somalilanders. This programme contributes to our SDGs by delivering public services, and building core government capacity and functions and will result in improved planning and delivery for development priorities by 2022.
To raise agricultural productivity in Zambia, particularly small scale farmers, using climate smart agriculture techniques and facilitating commercial relationships with agriculture companies
The Trade and Investment Advocacy Fund aims to improve the skills of the world’s poorest developing country governments so they can effectively participate in international negotiations on the global platform. Our support will help developing countries to secure deals that are pro-development and act in their own interests which should led to transformative economic development and in turn poverty reduction, including for women and girls. The Fund will also provide additional support to DFID’s 28 priority countries to ensure they are able to take advantage of secured deals, such as through government strategy planning. The Fund will deliver this support through external technical and legal advice, skills training and some logistical support to developing country governments.