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The project aims to address the ongoing needs of over 840,000 Rohingya refugees, who were displaced by the Myanmar military in August 2017. UK support provides food aid to around one million of them since the influx in August 2017, improved shelter for 400,000 families and clean water and sanitation for over 300,000 people. They also get cooking gas to stop the destruction of forest for firewood. Over 500,000 people will also be supported for sexual and reproductive health and over one million people with other health services. The vulnerable Bangladeshi communities, who host them will also get support. Thus, both groups will lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives. The project will also strengthen disaster preparedness and help to reduce the cost for disaster response through a joint UN and civil-society programme. Around 500,000 people will get timely and cost-effective aid following disasters.
To reduce poverty and improve living standards and educational attainment in the poorest families by providing regular payments to the female head of household. This support also helps in reducing vulnerability to shocks such as flooding due to climate change. 315,000 additional beneficiary families will benefit by 2020. This programme will contribute to 1.05 million primary school children being supported in school and directly contribute to Millennium Development Goals 1 Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; and Millennium Development Goals 2 Achieve universal primary education.
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.
The programme will provide monthly cash support to the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families to help cover essential expenditures including food, shelter and healthcare over 24 months.
To provide a government led effective health system that will deliver improved access to quality health services across eight states in South Sudan with a specific focus on reducing maternal and child mortality. The Health Pooled Fund (HPF3) will reduce maternal and under-five mortality rates in South Sudan, through (i) the delivery of a basic package of health and nutrition services; (ii) promoting community engagement in health as a public good and (iii) supporting local health systems stabilisation.
To save lives, reduce poverty and suffering of 400,000 crisis affected people in Burma and Burmese refugees in Thailand through providing humanitarian assistance, enhancing resilience and building local and international organisations’ capacity to respond to future humanitarian need in Burma
To support public-private partnerships that demonstrate how companies, communities, smallholders and governments can work collaboratively to reduce deforestation and benefit forest dependent communities
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 enhance economic value generated for the poor as producers, consumers and employees by investing in impact enterprises. This will benefit up to 30 enterprises and generate employment incomes of at least £10m.To ensure poor and vulnerable people in low income states (especially women) benefit from economic growth through better access to financial services, and investing in private sector projects that will benefit the poor as producers, consumers and employers. This will benefit 12 million low income households with improved access to financial services and upto 30 enterprises in attracting additional investments worth £56 million.
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.
To increase the incomes of 350,000 and improve the resilience of 487,500 poor men and women in Northern and North East (NE) Nigeria. It will do this by • Expanding into conflict affected states in the NE Nigeria to work towards sustained stability and economic recovery that improves livelihoods of the rural poor • Increasing resilience of the rural poor to climate change by growing a portfolio of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) interventions from existing activities and new areas through pioneering CSA approaches. • Continuing to facilitate inclusive growth in rural and agricultural markets to address the growing levels of rural poverty and vulnerability.
To develop an innovative partnership with Unilever to provide funding, that will be matched by the private sector, for a Unilever-led ‘Hygiene, Handwashing & Behaviour Change’ Coalition for Covid19. Under Unilever leadership, the coalition will bring together academia (e.g. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), INGOs (e.g. Oxfam) and delivery partners (e.g. GAVI) to deliver mass communications, product response and digital behaviour change programmes on the importance of hand and environmental hygiene. This will build on recent investments Unilever has made in response to Covid19 and will allow scale up across multiple countries.
To increase access to financial services for the poor, and the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). By doing so, the programme supports inclusive economic growth and improved livelihood opportunities for poor and marginalised groups in Pakistan. The programme is implemented through the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The programme has focused on supporting institutional and regulatory reforms necessary for financial sector development, culminating in the National Financial Inclusion Strategy and implementation of key projects within that. In addition, it has also provided funds for guarantee schemes which guarantee partial repayments to lenders if the borrower defaults. The facilities reduce the risk to lenders of lending to individuals and businesses which they would otherwise consider as too risky.
To achieve better security and access to justice for at least 1.85 million people, including over 1 million women and girls.
PEPE will support private sector development, through improving firms’ access to finance and addressing market and government failures in identified value chains following M4P methodology. PEPE will be implemented through 2 components:1) Access to Finance. The access to finance pillar is expected to achieve the outcome of increasing investment levels in the Ethiopian economy, particularly for growth-oriented SME. 2) Priority Sector. The priority sectors pillar is expected to achieve the outcome of increasing returns on investment (productivity) and investment levels in the identified sectors (live stock and leather, cotton and textile,horticulture). In both pillars, particular priority is given to supporting economic opportunity for women and “greening” growth.
The project purpose of the Land Investment for Transformation Programme (Ethiopia) is to increase land tenure security through second level land certification (SLLC) and improved rural land administration systems, maximising benefits to small holder farmers through to a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) component, in the four states of Oromia, Amhara, Tigray and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR). At the national level the project will work with the Government to ensure the transparency of land allocation, commercial land investment procedures and other policies and procedures are consistent with international good practice and human rights commitments. The LIFT Programme consists of three main pillars that includes: 1. Second Level Land Certification 2. M4P Interventions 3. Cross Cutting Policy Issues
To deliver market based solutions to meet low income households needs by providing private sector creativity and commercial sector approaches to social marketing and demand creation to deliver innovative solutions and new approaches. This will benefit 100 million people by adopting behaviours and accessing household technologies and services that lead to sustained improvements in health, livelihoods, environment and wellbeing. This contributes towards the post-MDG, Nutrition and WASH agendas. The project will be for 5 years.To identify, test and deliver innovative market based solutions that meet the needs of poor households for basic services such as water, sanitation and hygiene in low-income African countries. Part of the DFID-Unilever partnership agreement, this five year project aims to utilise private sector creativity, social marketing and demand creation methods and techniques to promote behavioural change and accessibility of new technologies and services that lead to sustained improvements in health, livelihoods, environment and wellbeing of 100 million poor people.
The purpose of this project is to promote stability across Somalia. This is a flexible adaptable instrument that will develop a portfolio of projects aimed at strengthening local governance and reducing conflict in Somalia.
Support to Government of Mozambique to demonstrate that well designed and implemented Social Assistance Programmes have the potential to play a significant role in contributing to national strategies for poverty reduction.Support to the Government of Mozambique and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to carry out the re-registration of approximately 335,000 beneficiaries under the Mozambique National Social Secruity System. Re-registration will be completed by December 2014. This will result in a fraud-free payments system which can effectively target the most vulnerable, providing increased value for money and better enabling progress towards Millennium Development Goal 1 - poverty reduction - in Mozambique