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Support to the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

To improve agricultural productivity in developing countries and to increase farmers' access to markets whilst increasing the economic resilience of poor people globally

Project Identifier: GB-1-202571
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 02-10-2012
Total Budget: £175,999,999

Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Initiative: Support through the International Finance Corporation scaling up of commercial banks' lending to Small and Medium Enterprises in DFID targeted developing countries in Africa and Asia, with a focus on FCAS.

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

The Initiative will support scaling up of lending to small and medium enterprises through partnership with mainstream commercial banks, leasing companies and other non-banking finance companies in DFID priority countries. The Initiative will provide banks with risk sharing mechanisms, technical assistance and advisory services as well as improved credit history information and referencing in support of scaling up their financing to small and medium enterprises.

Project Identifier: GB-1-202935
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 28-02-2012
Total Budget: £74,999,998

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

Market Accelerator for Green Construction (MAGC)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UK is providing funding to a major new programme (Market Accelerator for Green Construction) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to build demonstration portfolios of green construction at scale, reducing emissions, mobilising new finance and inspiring markets to shift towards the new energy efficient buildings of the future.  

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-ICF-0032-MAGC
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-11-2018
Budget: £68,000,000

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

BioCarbon Fund (BioCF)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Fund will provide technical assistance for REDD+ implementation and measures which improve the enabling environment for private sector investment; offer a finance for Verified Emission Reductions associated with avoided deforestation; and secures private sector finance, for example through purchasing commitments for sustainable commodities produced in the jurisdiction (sometimes called ‘offtaker agreements’). Each country programme under the BioCarbon Fund will operate at the jurisdiction-scale, that is within a landscape-wide area that is governed by a single political jurisdiction.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-ICF-0016-BioCF
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-11-2013
Budget: £50,000,000

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

Access to Finance Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

To improve the provision of loans and other financial services for 32,441 small enterprises and 677,000 households in Nepal

Project Identifier: GB-1-203426
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 22-11-2013
Total Budget: £36,649,998

Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique

DAI Europe

The Mozambique’s Access to Finance Programme (MAFiP) is a 5 year contract wanting to impact the “active use of responsibly provided financial services by poor people and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that meet their needs”. Overall the expected outcome is to open the access to the financial services for the population and businesses of Mozambique and to work with the Government of Mozambique to meet its 2020 target of increasing financial access from 22.3% to 35%.

Project Identifier: GB-COH-1858644-203317
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 03-03-2014
Budget: £13,705,294

Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UK funding to PMEH specifically supports support 1) procurement of air quality monitoring equipment in seven middle-income countries, to provide a more accurate picture of the scale and structure of air pollution and 2) establish and build on existing digital platforms for the dissemination of knowledge in relation to air pollution, including both the level of pollution but also policy solutions.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-ICF-0031-PMEH
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-04-2015
Budget: £12,500,000

GCRF: DAMS 2.0: Design and assessment of resilient and sustainable interventions in water-energy-food-environment Mega-Systems

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Our aim is of a world in which all DAC list countries make rapid progress to the achievement of the SDGs and the delivery of emissions reductions necessary for the Paris Climate Change Agreement by selecting, designing, financing, and managing dams to meet local, national and regional development needs and preferences. To fulfil this aim we set the following objective: to transform how new dams and systems of new and existing dams are assessed, selected, designed, and operated to provide water, food, and energy security for all. This goal will be achieved through both research (the creation of new knowledge) and capacity development (raised capacities of partner and non-partner organisations), underpinned by development of shared interdisciplinary tools that integrate engineering (on system modelling, dam selection, design and operation), social sciences (on economic, social and political and processes and impacts), physical sciences (climate, hydrology, ecology) and agricultural sciences (crop production systems). Our specific objectives are: 1 To deepen understanding of how nexus system interventions (new dams, or systems of dams, and their operation) cascade through socio-economic, engineered, ecological and political systems, and use this knowledge to help stakeholders develop and negotiate solutions that are economically, socially and environmentally beneficial. Specifically, we will replace the current approach of designing dams in isolation with a whole systems-based approach that combines conceptual and numerical models of socio-economic/natural/engineered systems with novel decision-analysis techniques. 2 To enhance the technical and institutional capacity of partner and non-partner researchers and policy-makers to ensure that dam decision-making leads to economically, socially, and environmentally desirable outcomes. Specifically, we seek to move from 'cut and paste' 'Terms of Reference' documents (ToRs) when dam-building projects are put out to tender to ToRs crafted to achieve development outcomes that are sustainable and equitable. 3 To create a cross-disciplinary network of researchers and policy-influencers and inter-disciplinary tools for dam decision-making globally, which will continue to operate after programme completion and that can transfer learning to the 'next generation' of nexus system planners world-wide. Reaching those specific objectives will be done so as to be able to satisfactorily respond to the following urgent questions which are the heart of our Nexus system research agenda on dams: 1 What's happening now? Who is selecting, designing, and financing dams and systems of dams today; what approaches and tools do they use; and, what shapes and incentivises decisions about dam selection and operation? 2 What should be improved? What technical and political knowledge is required so that new dams can be selected and designed to maximise and appropriately allocate benefits, promote resilient and sustainable development, and minimise conflict and socio-ecological loss; what decision processes need improving; and, should a wider set of stakeholders be invited into the decision process? 3 How? What skills, approaches, processes, tools and academic/professional networks would help create a new generation of engineers, applied social scientists and policy analysts in the UK, in cases study countries and in other countries to achieve our mission?

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-ES_P011373_1
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: N/A
Budget: £8,162,095

China Green Finance Programme

City of London Corporation

The grant was awarded through the ICF Technical Assistance Programme in China, following a call for proposals in summer 2018. The programme has four overarching themes: • Harmonisation – harmonising green finance guidelines and standards that align with international practices. • Transparency: more transparent and responsible investment approaches that take account of climate-related financial risks and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment. • Innovation: increased innovation in green finance products and practice models. • Capacity Building: furthering the UK-China green finance partnership, accelerating practical implementation of national green finance policies, and promoting wider stakeholder engagement and knowledge sharing at regional/city/local levels in China. Five key workstreams are funded under the Programme: 1) The formal set-up of a UK-China Green Finance Centre. This builds on existing engagement between the GFI and China Green Finance Committee to provide a formal platform to improve data access and usage, build capacity and improve knowledge amongst issuers and investors. 2) A UK-China TCFD climate and environmental information disclosure pilot. Announced at the 9th Economic and Financial Dialogue in December 2017, this required additional resourcing to match the extended duration (from 1 to 3 years) and deepening of scope, including additional Chinese participants. This workstream is coordinated by UN PRI. 3) UK-China GreenTech - The UK and China are recognized as world leaders in sustainable finance and innovative green and sustainable technology. To build on the UK-China FinTech bridge and support green technology solutions, funding was secured to explore setting up a green tech incubator to support the delivery of green outcomes to the real economy and financial services industry. 4) Green Belt & Road - China's Belt and Road Initiative Belt and Road developments will have a huge environmental impact on countries along its route. To future-proof these investments, the City of London Corporation set up a Greening the Belt and Road Investor Alliance (GBRIA) in 2017 to harmonise green infrastructure standards along the Belt and Road and optimise capital efficiency in green Belt and Road projects. Funding was focused on harmonising green BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) standards and principles and capacity-building. This workstream led to the launch of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road (GIP). An institution that at March 2020 numbers 37 signatory institutions from 14 countries and regions, (primarily international banks) and 11 supporting organisations. 5) Greening long-term investment (insurance and pensions). While China has so far very successfully mobilised the banking sector on the green finance agenda, continued engagement with long term investors is important to fulfil the $90 trillion funding gap on green economy transition. Special focus is on the insurance and pension sectors, which, from an international perspective, are key to provide long term momentum for the entire investment chain to deepen ESG practices.

Project Identifier: GB-LAE-LND-ChinaGreenFinanceProgramme
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 20-12-2018
Budget: £399,529

Bridging the digital gender divide to stimulate growth in African digital economies

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Focusing on the Digital Rights theme and specifically, on "the use of digital technology to enhance participation and access for women and minority groups", this Network project addresses Sustainable Development Goals 5 (gender equality and empowering all women and girls) and 8 (sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth). The project tackles the digital gender divide in Africa, which is highest globally (International Telecommunication Union, 2016) and in particular, African women's continued under-representation that threatens to further economically dis-empower and entrench their gender-inequality. It establishes that cultivating female digital talent and enterprise will potentially address skills supply and demand gaps, increase productivity and innovation, and help firms to tailor their tech offerings to meet women's needs (UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, 2017). Similarly, Small and Medium sized Businesses/ SMBs - the growth engine of African economies - struggle to provide accessible and appropriate digital solutions to a largely underserved African female market (Intel Corporation, 2013). Intermediaries e.g. innovation hubs and digital skills initiatives are attempting to bridge the digital gender gap through digital skills and entrepreneurship support, but are equally resource constrained. The formation of cross-sector partnerships therefore becomes critical between academia, businesses and digital ecosystem stakeholders if digital opportunities for women are to be leveraged. Focusing on Uganda and Ghana, two rapidly emerging digital economies in Africa, this project seeks to build a Network to address the gender digital divide in Africa and stimulate growth in African digital sectors, and is guided by the following objectives: 1.Consult with partners and digital ecosystem stakeholders to better understand their needs and interests. 2.Convene digital ecosystem stakeholders to co-create solutions on: -Enhancing African women's participation in the digital economy -Reaching, supporting and channelling investment to female digital entrepreneurs and digital enterprises. -Understanding and catering to the under-served female digital market needs. -Creating enabling policies to enhance women's inclusion and digital sector growth. -Collaborations to create market-led solutions to drive women's inclusion and impact. 3.Convene an inter-disciplinary and multi-sectoral team to support the co-development and implementation of the full (Stage 2) proposal. 4.Enhance collaboration and knowledge exchange between stakeholders in Uganda and Ghana, and between the African stakeholders and UK academic institutions, businesses, investors and digital industry experts

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-EP_T030410_1
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: N/A
Budget: £103,188

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