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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.
IDI is a not-for profit, autonomous INTOSAI body mandated to support Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in developing countries to sustainably enhance their performance and capacity. IDI has been established as an integral part of the INTOSAI community and is unique in its mandate to serve the needs of all developing country SAIs while not being tied to any country’s specific geographic or political interests. It is governed by prominent Heads of SAIs who are appointed on their professional merit, staffed with experienced professionals from the SAI, audit and donor communities, and able to draw on financial and in-kind support from SAIs and donors across the world. This makes IDI a trusted partner of all INTOSAI bodies, regions and SAIs, and gives it the ability to bring the SAI and donor communities together, and to resource capacity development initiatives for the benefit of all developing country SAIs. IDI’s work builds on the successes of INTOSAI, including the International Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs). IDI maximises its value to SAIs by focusing on areas where its unique position and experience gives it a comparative advantage over other providers of support. IDI will make two strategic shifts from 2019: - Focus its efforts on four work streams to support independent, well-governed, professional and relevant SAIs. These will be implemented at the global, regional and SAI-levels. Work streams will include developing and implementing Global Public Goods (GPGs), lessons learned, and education initiatives. It also involves creating resource pools, being a centre for knowledge and innovation, communication and advocacy work, and supporting groups of SAIs with similar needs. - Start to fully integrate a gender perspective through a variety of measures, including the gradual integration of a gender analysis into the design and implementation of all IDI initiatives. IDI will continue to provide SAI-level support to facilitate sustainable change, both within work streams and as provider of last resort for bilateral support. This support will target two groups: first, SAIs that show commitment and readiness in their participation in IDI initiatives but require deeper support to ensure sustainable change; and second, SAIs classified as being in fragile situations1 and other SAIs facing significant development challenges. IDI’s involvement in global policy dialogue on provision of support to SAIs, combined with its experience from country-level implementation of audit standards, makes it uniquely positioned to serve as a key feedback loop between policy and practice. This includes providing valuable feedback to INTOSAI, the standard-setting body for public external auditing. IDI also fulfils a global role to strengthen support to SAIs. This is achieved by supporting strategic partners, including INTOSAI Regions, and by measuring and monitoring SAI performance, matching SAI needs to providers of support, and engaging in advocacy and communications to maintain and strengthen support to SAIs. This global role includes functions that support the aims of the Memorandum of Understanding between the INTOSAI and Donor communities, based on coordination and dialogue between the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation and IDI. IDI’s unique position allows it to deliver its support though a sustainable, needs-based approach which empowers SAIs while promoting gender-responsiveness and peer-to-peer cooperation as essential elements of long-term capacity development. This approach combines theory with practical application through initiatives such as facilitated organisational assessments, cooperative audits, professional education and quality review mechanisms. It brings together institutional, organisational and professional capacity development to deliver sustainable change in the independence, governance, professionalism and relevance of SAIs.
The Facility will help people who have fled the conflict in Syria and now live in Turkey. Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees in the world, including 2.7 million Syrians. Support will include food, education, health care and job opportunities. Helping refugees and host communities in the region makes an important contribution to addressing the European refugee crisis. Work is now under way to understand the implications of leaving the EU for the UK’s development work. The EU continues to be a significant aid donor and is an important partner in some DFID programmes. All decisions on programme funding are in line with the UK Aid Strategy.
The Facility will help people who have fled the conflict in Syria and now live in Turkey. Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees in the world, including 3.6 million Syrians. Support will include humanitarian assistance, education, healthcare and employment support. Helping refugees and host communities in the region makes an important contribution to addressing the European refugee crisis. All decisions on programme funding are in line with the UK Aid Strategy.
The Stability Fund’s goal is to work towards a peaceful, secure, stable Somalia. To achieve this, the Stability Fund aims to address the security, development and political drivers of conflict in a local area to achieve the following outcomes: i) Legitimate, viable governance structures able to make and enforce rules locally. ii) Existing and emerging conflicts brought to conclusion and risks of future conflicts mitigated.
To raise rural incomes and increase food security by contributing to the improvements in the business environment for commercial agriculture in Tanzania(especially the southern corridor), as well as growth in number and scale of commercial agribusinesses and substantial improvement in the market operations of a number of agricultural commodity markets. The programme is expected to benefit 100,000 rural households by March 2015 and over 230,000 households by end of the Programme in 2017
The overall description: Support to the Budget Strengthening Initiative, promoting more effective, transparent and accountable budget policies, processes and systems in the poorest and most fragile states
European Union Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in AfricaUK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
To work through the EU Emergency Trust Fund to promote stability in three regions of Africa and enable better migration management. This will be achieved by tackling the root causes of forced displacement and irregular migration through creating job opportunities, improving food security and access to health and education services. It will work to improve regional migration management processes including fighting human trafficking and other trans-border crimes, helping people return to their countries of origin and dealing with human rights abuses. This UK contribution will support programmes in development in the Horn of Africa: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. This project was approved before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Work is now under way to understand the implications of leaving the EU for the UK’s development work.
To provide rigorous, relevant and accessible evidence base on livelihoods, social protection and basic services that informs operational decisions by DFID/HMG, international development agencies and national actors in fragile and conflict-affected situations.
The SDNP will support countries (1) to improve analysis and use of nutrition-related data to track progress and to inform evidence-based policies, (2) to address critical data gaps with the objective of ensuring countries get on track to achieve global targets for nutrition. It will also promote accountability for achieving nutrition targets by supporting the Global Nutrition Report from 2017 onwards when the current DFID-funded Driving Delivery for N4G Commitments programme comes to an end. Committing funding for this initiative now will guarantee DFID has direct influence over the direction and focus on this critical accountability tool for nutrition.
Societal divisions following the 2012 coup and violence between Ex Seleka and Anti Balaka groups heightened historic tensions between nomadic pastoralists and settled farmers. Ouham Pendé is a crossroads for migration and trade, but violence restricted transhumance, eroding livelihoods and contributing to wider insecurity, driving irregular migration. The project will establish: Conflict management mechanisms to resolve local tensions before they escalate to violence; Peace committees to facilitate safe seasonal transhumance, identifying peace dividends of mutual trade and livelihood-promotion; Workshops to promote access to services and livelihoods, and to address root causes of conflict, both over transhumance and more widely.