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Climate Investment Funds (CIFs)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-ICF-0004-CIF
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-05-2009
Budget: £1,155,922,000

Pakistan Economic Corridors Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Improved transport infrastructure in Pakistan along with enhanced private sector involvement in infrastructure financing, road safety interventions and support to regulatory environment, leading to increased trade and economic growth in Pakistan

Project Identifier: GB-1-204358
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 09-02-2015
Total Budget: £265,074,991

InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd

Private Infrastructure Development Group

InfraCo Asia’s objective is to stimulate greater private sector involvement in the development of infrastructure and related projects by reducing the costs and risks of project development; and InfraCo Asia's mission is to identify, create and structure financeable private sector and public private partnership investment opportunities and offer them, at or prior to financial close, to the private sector for implementation.;

Project Identifier: XM-DAC-47086-InfraCo Asia Development
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 03-03-2009
Budget: £161,282,136

Asian Development Fund XII Replenishment

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Asian Development Fund 12 Replenishment. The United Kingdom’s contribution to the 11th replenishment of the Asian Development Fund for the period 2017 to 2020. Asian Development Fund is the concessional loans and grants arm of the Asian Development Bank. The AsDB will deliver both direct development results through the AsDF 12, and internal reforms agreed as part of the AsDF Replenishment negotiations. These reforms will improve the way the AsDF is run and enable the Fund to make a more substantial contribution towards the SDGs in the longer term.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204673
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 29-11-2017
Total Budget: £110,000,000

Managing Climate Risks for Urban Poor

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

This programme will help cities plan for and invest in reducing the impacts of weather-related changes and extreme events, through a partnership with the Rockefeller foundation and the Asian Development Bank, on 2 million urban poor and vulnerable people in 25 medium-sized cities in 6 Asian countries (initially Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Indonesia) by improving planning processes so that they consider climate change risks, for developing and funding new investment and infrastructure opportunities, and for knowledge and lesson sharing by 2022.

Project Identifier: GB-1-203842
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 09-09-2013
Total Budget: £85,000,000

Business for Shared Prosperity in Burma

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

This programme seeks to improve investment regulation, policy and implementation, to address the constraints to financial sector development, to boost quality public and private investment in priority infrastructure, to assist Burma to realise its trade potential, and to facilitate greater inclusion of women and other excluded groups in Burma’s economic development. This will be achieved through the following delivery mechanisms: • a programme with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to improve Burma’s investment climate and promote competitiveness • a programme to establish the Burma Enterprise Opportunity Facility, a new facility implemented by a managing agent (to be selected through open competition) to deliver activities in partnership with government, business, civil society and other development partners that support economic reform, and to finance innovative new projects

Project Identifier: GB-1-204672
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 04-08-2015
Total Budget: £74,469,113

International Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The project aims to raise the level of technical understanding of Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) within key developing countries and emerging economies with high emissions (such as South Africa, Mexico, Indonesia and China), leading to the establishment of the necessary policy frameworks and incentive structures to support commercial, large-scale CCUS demonstration and ultimately accelerate the deployment of CCUS.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-ICF-0001-CCUS
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 25-04-2012
Budget: £70,000,000

Technical Assistance Facility

Private Infrastructure Development Group

The key specific objectives of the TAF is to: a. Build capacity in both the public and private sector in order to facilitate the aims of the PIDG. b. Facilitate private investment and mobilise additional resources directed towards the implementation of initiatives sponsored by the PIDG Facilities. c. Promote better co-ordination in the delivery of technical assistance associated with projects sponsored by the PIDG Facilities. d. Enhance inclusion and other social development opportunities associated with projects supported by the PIDG Facilities. e. Provide post-transaction support for projects supported by the PIDG Facilities. f. Strengthen environmental sustainability of PIDG supported projects. g. Promote development or improvement of capital market systems in selected countries or regions. h. Facilitate affordability by the poor of infrastructure services provided on a commercially viable basis. ;

Project Identifier: XM-DAC-47086-TAF
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 22-10-2003
Budget: $69,586,982

Climate Public Private Partnership Programme (CP3)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

CP3 aims to demonstrate that climate friendly investments in developing countries, including in renewable energy, water, energy efficiency and forestry are not only ethically right but also commercially viable. It aims to attract new forms of finance such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds into these areas by creating two commercial private equity funds of funds which will invest in subfunds and projects in developing countries, creating track records of investment performance which should in turn encourage further investments and accelerate the growth of investment in climate.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-ICF-0010-CP3
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-01-2012
Budget: £50,217,370

Climate Public Private Partnership Programme (CP3)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

CP3 aims to demonstrate that climate friendly investments in developing countries, including in renewable energy, water, energy efficiency and forestry are not only ethically right but also commercially viable. It aims to attract new forms of finance such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds into these areas by creating two commercial private equity funds of funds which will invest in subfunds and projects in developing countries, creating track records of investment performance which should in turn encourage further investments and accelerate the growth of investment in climate.

Project Identifier: GB-1-201733
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 21-04-2010
Total Budget: £47,657,313

Integrated Programme for Strengthening Security and Justice

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

To achieve better security and access to justice for at least 1.85 million people, including over 1 million women and girls.

Project Identifier: GB-1-203274
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 10-01-2014
Total Budget: £45,499,992

Asian Development Bank (AsDB) 5TH General Capital Increase (GCI)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

AsDB 5th GCI to increase the capital base from $55bn to $165bn and provide additional levels of lending for development purposes in the Asia and Pacific Region

Project Identifier: GB-1-201297
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 23-06-2010
Total Budget: £44,628,763

Asia Regional Trade and Connectivity Programme (ARTCP)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Increased levels of trade and investment across regions targeted sectors and geographical areas in Central, West and South Asia, with greater access to markets and services for poor people, including women.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204469
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 05-04-2018
Total Budget: £38,499,997

South Asia Water Governance Programme (SAWGP)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

To improve the management of water within and between South Asian countries, reducing poverty by enabling adaptation to climate change and reducing the risk of conflict over water resources. By 2018, 500 million people living in river basins will benefit from improved water management by reducing their risk of exposure to flooding and drought and enhancing regional security by improving cooperation between governments

Project Identifier: GB-1-202775
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 11-09-2012
Total Budget: £28,410,110

Clean Energy Fund Technical Assistance Programme (CEF TA)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The fund supports the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region, in order to contribute to the mitigation of climate change impacts in those countries by reducing their carbon emissions. The fund focuses specifically on technical assistance, which involves building the knowledge and skills base of the industries and governments in the supported countries, as well as undertaking feasibility studies of potential low carbon energy projects.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-ICF-0002-CEFTA
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-12-2015
Budget: £17,500,000

Accelerated Reform Facility (ARF)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

To strengthen long term reform by supporting short term results in the following areas: good governance and public financial management; promoting responsible investment; improving transparency and the rule of law; strengthening the work of parliament; and helping the process of ethnic reconciliation. Three components of this project will assist Burma’s application to join the EITI (Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative) by April 2014. This will help to ensure that the country’s own resources are used to benefit the people of Burma

Project Identifier: GB-1-203601
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 04-10-2012
Total Budget: £12,846,741

GCRF - Drugs and (dis)order: Building sustainable peacetime economies in the aftermath of war

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The overarching objective of this research project is to address one of the most significant challenges facing fragile states: How can war economies be transformed into peace economies in countries experiencing or recovering from armed conflict? Finding convincing answers to this question could have a significant effect on the lives of the more than 2 billion people live in in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict and violence (World Bank 2016). The focus of this project is Global Challenge 10 ('reduce conflict and promote peace, justice and humanitarian action) because of its concern with fragility and illicit economies and how to transform war economies into peace economies. This is a global priority, as shown by Sustainable Development Goal 16 on conflict reduction and governance. It is also a UK government priority, as reflected by the fact that the UK has committed to spending at least half of its aid budget on fragile and failing states.. The project also targets Global Challenges 1 (Secure and resilient food systems supported by sustainable agriculture), 2 (sustainable health and well-being), 6 (Sustainable livelihoods) and 11 (poverty and inequality, including gender inequalities) because of its focus on the livelihoods, health and gender dimensions of illicit drug economies in fragile and conflict-affected states. The project will address these challenges by: First, the project will generate a robust evidence base on the relationship between illicit drug economies, state fragility and post-war transitions in borderland regions of Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar. Existing evidence on illicit drug economies is patchy, politicised and contested. The project will develop a strong evidence base regarding the role of illicit economies in wartime, their perpetuation in peacetime and the complex dilemmas and trade-offs that exist between peacebuilding, statebuilding and counter-narcotics efforts. Evidence will be generated through innovative mixed methods, including the use of GIS imagery, animations and comic strips, archives, household surveys, participatory mapping and key informant interviews. Second, the project will strengthen the capacity of research organisations in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar, as well as the UK, to generate rigorous and credible evidence The project will strengthen the research and advocacy capacities of all partners through a suite of trainings, including distance learning, mentoring, peer to peer learning and collaborative events involving researchers, policy makers and affected populations from borderland regions. The project aims to support a new generation of researchers, with the capability to redefine the academic and policy debates on drugs, development and peacebuilding. Third, the project aims to be a catalyst for policy reforms, based on new understandings of the relationship between drugs, conflict and development. The policy consensus surrounding the war on drugs is fracturing. The SDGs constitute a remarkable opportunity to reframe the debates around drugs as a development issue. However, the SDGs have only a limited concern with drugs and illicit economies. This project's global research network is well placed, having extensive experience of and engagement with the development and drug communities, to span these two policy fields. In additional to an annual international conference, the project will target key policy fora at the local national, regional and global levels. Fourth, the project will establish a Research Consortium for Transforming War Economies. This will provide a hub for methodological innovation, learning and sharing, policy dialogue and advocacy on policies related to drugs, and on illicit economies more broadly. It will sustain a longer term legacy of high quality training materials, open access data platformsand a strong, dynamic and participatory set of research partnerships.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-ES_P011543_1
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: N/A
Budget: £6,898,487

SEARCH: SouthEast Asian Research Collaborative in Hepatitis

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Specific objectives: (i) To extend the work of the MRC Stratified Medicine Consortium in Hepatitis C (STOPHCV) and the STOPHCV-1 trial to low resource settings (ii) To build a new collaborative hepatitis C (HCV) treatment research programme with the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and the Vietnam Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme (MOP). (iii) Scale up HCV clinical trials capacity within HTD, Ho Chi Minh City (iv) Develop capacity within the Vietnam MOP for next-generation sequencing of HCV virus, (partnership with the STOPHCV consortium) (v) Establish pharmacokinetic assays for sofosbuvir and ravidasvir to support trials within the SE Asian region (partnership with pharmacology laboratories at Mahidol University, Thailand) and investigate drug-drug interactions between SOF/RVD drugs used and commonly used HIV treatments (most importantly efavirenz and lopinavir/ritonavir) (vi) To develop tools to measure costs of care and impact of treatment (vii) Develop detail of a larger research programme to provide the evidence needed for scaling up HCV treatment within Vietnam and the region. (viii) To create a new partnership with the drugs for neglected disease initiative (DNDi) through provision of SOF/RVD, complementing their work in Malaysia and Thailand.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-MR_P025064_1
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: N/A
Budget: £445,818

Boosting growth through strengthening investor and creditor protection in China: How China can learn from the UK experience

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

This project demonstrates how China might benefit from the experience of the UK in building its legal infrastructure and creating a more competitive financial and legal system with increased opportunities for all. The World Bank 'Doing Business' indicators - www.doingbusiness.org/ measure the quality of legal institutions in supporting economic development. In the latest rankings, the UK is ranked 6th and China 84th. The project addresses what legal reforms are required to promote the balanced development of integrated financial markets in China and serve the needs of an increasingly open economy. It addresses in particular how growth can be sustained through legal reforms that will - enhance the protections available to minority investors - support the availability of credit and contributing to lower-cost credit - support the restructuring of ailing businesses. The project will demonstrate what reforms are needed in these specific areas and how reforms can be made compatible with Chinese conditions. It aims to show, on the basis of the UK experience, World Bank data and other international benchmarks, how a sound financial system fosters economic growth and what part legal institutions can play in facilitating a sound financial system. It also aims to show that legal changes must be sensitive to local conditions and take account of different implementing environments. The project recognises that there are choices, or a set of choices, to be made between means and ends and that the relationship between means and ends is contingent and uncertain. The project provides options for enhancing and reforming the financial system in China that are based upon the UK and other experience rather than setting out answers. it asks how legal institutions in China can be made to work more effectively in such a way as to support economic growth rather than asking whether legal rules can be transplanted from the UK to China. The project will lead to the production of four 30-40,000 word reports in both English and Chinese. The reports will take the following form - A report highlighting Law and Development thinking and the general relevance of law and development orthodoxies in Chinese conditions. - A report detailing the present state of minority investor protection in China; the potential relevance of World Bank indicators as well as possible lessons that might be drawn by China from the UK experience and other international norms. - A report highlighting how the legal rights of creditors might be improved in China with possible positive impacts on the availability and cost of credit. The WB 'getting credit' indicator will be addressed in this context as well as law reform projects in the UK. - A report on how procedures for the bankruptcy and resolution of financially distressed companies might be enhanced in China with consequent benefits for financial soundness and the overall health of the economy. The report will draw on equivalent processes in the UK, the WB 'Resolving Insolvency' sub-indicators and other international norms. These reports will also form the basis of a research monograph to be published by a leading firm of academic publishers such as Cambridge University Press. The project will have a number of other outputs including a website detailing the progress of the research; 6 papers in key academic and professional journals; 12 conference presentations and submissions to policy makers on the design and execution of possible reforms. Two major conferences are planned - one in China and one in the UK and also two dissemination events - again one in China and one in the UK. The conferences will help to set the parameters of the project and to refine the research agenda; provide the opportunity of interacting with key policy makers; help in the formulation and articulation of the final conclusions of the project andenhance its practical impact.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-FUND--Newton-ES_P004040_1
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: N/A
Budget: £325,177

Household air pollution and risk of esophageal cancer: a case-control study in Western Kenya

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Objectives Esophageal cancer, predominantly squamous cell histology, is the third most common cancer in both men and women in Kenya and has extremely poor prognosis. This cancer is extremely rare in West Africa - a contrast that points to possible primary prevention. Relevant aetiological research in Kenya needs to be informed by an overarching framework of hypotheses that build upon this cancer's unique spatial distribution worldwide. Notably, two high incidence areas exist: an Asian esophageal cancer belt and an East African esophageal cancer corridor which includes Kenya. This geospatial clustering spans different cultures and genetically diverse peoples and thus points to the presence of a dominant environmental factor, on top of which lifestyle factors operate. This framework is also consistent with the tumour genetics of this cancer, one with high rates of somatic mutations. To commence pertinent research, an esophageal cancer case-control study was initiated by the Kenyan PI, Dr Diana Menya at Moi University, Eldoret, four years ago. This work has identified lifestyle factors (tobacco and alcohol) which contribute to approximately half of the disease burden, but only predominantly in older male patients. This 'core' case-control study is valuable, but its self-reported data are not sufficient for a comprehensive evaluation of some of the suspected environmental risk factors. We now propose to continue this core study and extend it to evaluate the role of household air pollution (HAP) in this cancer, through an intensive approach of 24-48 hour HAP monitoring in the home. Expertise on HAP and other environmental factors is brought by the UK-PI (University of Liverpool). We hypothesize that HAP exposures contribute to esophageal cancer risk in women and in younger patients through intense daily exposures which can commence early in life, especially in the colder seasons of high-altitude West Kenya. Throughout the fieldwork, we will invest in biospecimens collection for longer-term maximum scientific insight and public health gains in Kenya and across East Africa. The study's objectives are: (i) To evaluate relative risks of esophageal cancer associated with questionnaire-based HAP in West Kenya, overall, by intensity, duration and types of HAP exposure. Analyses will be based on questionnaire data from existing and new recruitment in what will be East Africa's largest case-control study on esophageal cancer, totalling 650 cases and 650 controls. (ii) To quantify average 24-hour HAP exposures to PM2.5 and PM2.5-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), in the homes of all female and young (<40 y) newly-recruited case-control study participants. HAP exposures will be compared to international standards, and their sociodemographic and physical determinants, and life-time HAP exposures will be predicted. Using these improved HAP metrics, evaluate its association with esophageal cancer risk, overall and in combination with other esophageal cancer risk factors. (iii) To quantify population attributable factions to HAP, overall and in demographic and exposure subgroups, and compare these fractions to those for other risk factors evaluated to date (alcohol, tobacco, thermal injury) to produce a report on esophageal cancer control priorities for Kenya. (iv) To invest in a high-quality cancer research resource for Kenya, continue biobanking for future genomic and infectious agent studies, and during home visits for HAP measurements, commence an environmental specimen bank (water, soil, crops) to allow the possibility for studies of water quality, micronutrients, mycotoxins, nitrosamines.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-FUND--Newton-MR_S009051_1
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: N/A
Budget: £286,946

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