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UK Aid Direct: A challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitments to achieving the Global Goals.MannionDaniels
Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UK Aid Direct was established in 2014 as a successor to the Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF), which was created in 2010. UK Aid Direct is a challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitments to achieving the Global Goals. The aim of UK Aid Direct is to fund small- and medium-sized national and international civil society organisations (CSOs) to reduce poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals. Specifically, UK Aid Direct funding reaches the most marginalised and vulnerable populations, supporting the DFID agenda to ‘leave no one behind’. This agenda can be achieved through funding projects that encompass service delivery, economic empowerment, strengthening accountability or generating social change. As a flexible fund, UK Aid Direct is designed to be an adaptive and demand-led fund that responds to DFID priorities of:\n\n- Strengthening global peace, security and governance\n\n- Strengthening resilience and response to crisis\n\n- Promoting global prosperity\n\n- Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable\n\n- Delivering value for money
To improve the health of women, children, the poor and socially excluded in Nepal, including by restoring health services in areas affected by the 2015 earthquake, and improving the quality and governance of health services nationwide.
Establish partnerships with local & central government, communities and businesses to support the (i) districts effected by the Earthquake to “build back better” including leading to more resilient (including climate resilient) infrastructure and institutions; (ii) the most vulnerable recover their livelihoods and assets; and (iii) the Government of Nepal to plan for and manage the response to the earthquake.
This will help Nepal to cope with impacts of climate change (CC) and promote clean development. It will provide strategic support to the Govt of Nepal to design and implement CC policies, to integrate resilience throughout government planning. This will:Improve resilience of 700,000 poor & vulnerable people (especially women) to floods, landslides, droughts in most remote districts;Improve resilience of businesses in 5 growing urban centres & 3 river basins through investments in urban planning, large scale irrigation systems & flood management;Facilitate connection of over 25,000 households to new micro-hydro power installations; connect over 70,000 homes to solar power & install RET in more than 200 schools/health clinics;Develop industry standard for ‘clean’ brick production and enable over half of the brick kilns (at least 400) to adopt more efficient technologies;Improve design of future CC programming & beyond through generation of world class evidence
The Government of Nepal develops and implements policies and programmes based on sound evidence leading to demonstrable poverty reduction and progress towards Least Developed Country (LDC) graduation by 2022.
To strengthen local democracy in Nepal by supporting political devolution and the transition to federalism following promulgation of a new Constitution in 2015.
To address unmet need for family planning among excluded and vulnerable women in Nepal by reducing unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion through increase access to and use of modern methods of contraception.
This contract will provide emergency response and operations capability to DFID and the Stabilisation Unit, within the Foreign and Common Office. For DFID this will involve provision of a holistic response to global humanitarian emergencies and disasters and supporting DFID’s work on protracted crises, chronic emergencies and the humanitarian reform agenda. For the SU this will involve working with the National Security Council departments in both steady state and UK Government response to crises.
A Technical Assistance project to better train and place Nepalis in both domestic and international jobs. By primarily using a Challenge Fund mechanism, SEP will partner with the private sector to bring in innovative training models to address key gaps while also leveraging private sector resources. Models will focus on solutions in the ICT, tourism, commercial agriculture, light manufacturing, and hydropower sectors, all of which are key economic drivers for Nepal. The project will also look at partnering with relevant government entities to evaluate and recommend public training models, as well as develop skilling capacity at the provincial level. Along the way, SEP will provide targeted support to build capacity in key skilling areas with other Development Partners. The migration piece of SEP will focus on harnessing the benefits of migration for Nepal’s workforce and economic development. SEP will demonstrate a number of cost-effective models to increase migrants’ skills; lower financing and other costs of traveling abroad; and, increase savings and investment of remittances. Cross cutting will be financial literacy. SEP will work in tandem with efforts by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other key counterparts in Nepal and Asia, which depends heavily on Nepali migrants. As a result, the project will help overcome the skills mismatch, reaching over 90,000 Nepalis with an increase in income attributed to the project. Of these beneficiaries, 40% are likely to be women and 30% from Disadvantaged Groups (DAGs) including Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). As DFID’s implementing partner on this initiative, Louis Berger will coordinate its strategies and activities with major public, private sector, donor community, including donor agencies, and other stakeholders who are involved in providing support to the GoN in skills development.
The Nepal Health Sector Programme 3 (NHSP3) is funded by the UK Government through the Department for International Development (DFID) to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) through the Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP). NHSP3 is designed to support the goals of the Nepal Health Sector Strategy (NHSS) 2015/16 - 2020/21 and assist the MOHP in building resilient health systems to provide quality health services for all. From April 2017 to December 2020, NHSSP is being implemented by a consortium led by Options Consultancy Limited with Health Research and Social Development Forum International, Oxford Policy Management, and Miyamoto International. The programme has two components: a. General Health Technical Assistance to increase the capacity of the MOHP to improve health policy-making and planning, procurement and financial management, health services delivery and the use of evidence for planning and management b. Retrofitting Health Infrastructure Technical Assistant to enhance the MOHP capacity to retrofit health infrastructure to withstand future earthquakes
The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide. The initiative funds projects that help countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their objectives under one or more of the biodiversity conventions. The objective is to to address threats to biodiversity such as: - habitat loss or degradation - climate change - invasive species - over-exploitation - pollution and eutrophication
The Strengthening Urban Resilience and Engagement ( SURE ) programme is a five-year DFID-funded multi-hazard urban risk reduction programme running from September 2016 until August 2021. Given emerging risks and hazard trends the programme continues engagement in the three districts of the Kathmandu valley and expanding further west into two additional districts. The programme aims to see increased action in target municipalities by citizens government and the Nepal Red Cross Society to reduce and respond to multi hazard risks increasing overall disaster resilience and enabling timely and effective response by the Nepal Red Cross Society. The targeted municipalities include six within the previously-engaged districts of the Kathmandu valley namely: Kathmandu sub-metropolitan city and Budhanilkantha municipality in Kathmandu district Bajrabarahi and Karyabinayak municipalities in Lalitpur district and Bhaktapur and Madhyapur Thimi municipalities in Bhaktapur district and two additional municipalities in the West and Far-West specifically Pokhara sub-metropolitan city and Dhangadhi sub-metropolitan city. Impact: Target municipalities have increased their disaster resilience and are supported by the Nepal Red Cross Society with timely and effective disaster response. Outcome: Targeted municipalities are increasingly taking action to reduce and respond to multi hazard risks through citizens government and the Nepal Red Cross Society. Output 1: Awareness and action in urban DRR for informed citizen voice and greater social accountability is increased enhancing DRR capacity in targeted municipalities. Output 2: DRR advocacy and support and strengthening of preparedness for response enhances the capacity of municipalities and is aligned to existing policies and structures. Output 3: NRCS is stronger and well organised in order to better respond to vulnerable communities and individuals. Output 4: NRCS and BRC actively learn with urban partners and external institutions to contribute to improved thematic and institutional knowledge and practice enabling efficient and effective programming with partners.
The aim of the Nepal Urban Resilience Program (NURP) is to support national and local government in strengthening the resilience of growing urban areas to natural disasters through improved building, planning and services. ICF and its consortium are providing technical assistance support to the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and municipal governments to achieve the following objectives: • Strengthen the disaster resilience of up to 7 rapidly urbanising areas and to facilitate learning from these urban areas to enable replication in other locations; and • Strengthen national policy development, implementation and monitoring in relation to disaster resilience, as well as stronger coordination and collaboration between the Government and development partners nationally.
EPI’s objectives are to support the Government of Nepal develop better policies to attract investment, to create quality jobs and to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic growth. To achieve this, EPI uses a politically smart and adaptive approach. It builds partnerships with and provides flexible, tailored support to government agencies, civil society and the private sector. EPI is currently working with these partners to address the constraints to investing and doing business in Nepal, to improve opportunities for manufacturing, and to improve the effectiveness and inclusiveness of sub-national planning and budgeting processes.
To improve public financial management (PFM) and reduce opportunities for corruption in government service delivery sectors that matter the most for the poor in Nepal.
This programme will benefit up to 50,000 families through seismic retrofitting of damaged houses across earthquake affected districts in Nepal. This will improve resilience to future earthquakes as well as generating significant savings in costs and carbon emissions compared to full housing reconstruction. The programme will build the capacity of the Government of Nepal, skilled masons and engineers to retrofit homes, an approach that can be replicated in other, highly vulnerable regions of Nepal, such as the West.
The UK will provide up to £5 million (October 2017- October 2019) to identify and support groups of households who are particularly vulnerable and at risk of being left behind in the implementation of post-earthquake housing reconstruction efforts in Nepal. These groups could include: those displaced by the earthquakes in April and May 2015 and are unable to return to their areas of origin owing to geo-hazard risks such as landslides; households currently residing in highly vulnerable sites; and those that are at risk of not being able to fully access the Government of Nepal’s housing cash grant support to enable them to rebuild their houses. Addressing the housing needs of these families will require a multi-pronged approach including a package of support in the form of social mobilization, technical advice, and cash grants.
Research and Evidence for Nepal’s Transition: Supporting portfolio-wide learning to programme adaptivelyUK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
To provide research on Nepal’s change to a system of federal government: to improve learning for portfolio management and programme adaptation.
ENGAGE addresses critical factors of marginalisation identified during participatory stakeholder consultations, including: socio-cultural norms that place a low priority on girls’ education; lack of awareness and support services for girls with disabilities or functional impairments; poorly equipped teachers/educators and educational institutions to support the needs of OOSM girls and girls with disabilities; and poor implementation of inclusive policies by local service providers and duty-bearers. Through a people-centred approach, ENGAGE enlists and empowers a support system of 600 peer girls, 100 teachers/educators, 90 BE/d and ME/d student teachers, and 30 International Volunteer Experts (IVEs) to play key roles within the intervention and become champions for girls’ education.
The Karnali Education Programme (KEP) is based on the concept of the employment guarantee, with the objective of uplifting the livelihood and improving the social and economic condition of the people of Karnali. In addition to offering the district based wage rate to encourage a poverty focus, the KEP aims to ensure that it reaches the left out poor through additional targeting strategies to focus on families who are food insecure and who do not have other opportunities or alternative sources of livelihood.