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To provide competitive funding to UK and overseas-based small and medium-sized civil society organisations , to support them in contributing to the decline of poverty in a range of the poorest countries, working towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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.
To reduce the rate of diarrhoeal morbidity in children under five by increasing access to water, sanitation and hygiene for 3,755,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo
UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
The Invest Africa initiative will help drive the economic transformation needed to create jobs for the future and set countries on a trajectory out of poverty. It is expected to generate £1 billion of new Foreign Direct Investment in manufacturing, including agro-processing and high value services, sectors in Africa. It will do this by working with African Governments and international companies to facilitate new investments, such as by developing the business case for firms to undertake investment, or by supporting their negotiations with Government, and by addressing sector specific barriers preventing those particular investments from taking place .
Coffey is delivering the DFID-funded LINKS – Powering Economic Growth in Northern Nigeria programme, which will support the development of a vibrant and diversified economy in the three key northern Nigerian states of Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa. The programme will have a duration of 7 years. The front-line components of LINKS activity will be (1) investment promotion and facilitation and (2) private sector innovations that increase competitiveness, productivity and transformational economic inclusivity. Two further supporting components will address (3) business environment challenges impacting investment and innovation, and (4) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). Ultimately, the programme will focus on increasing incomes and creating jobs for the poor in Northern Nigeria. LINKS will work across high potential pro-poor value chains, supporting them to become productive, competitive and attractive for investment, and then encouraging actual investment into them.
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.
To support the delivery of the UK Aid strategy by improving the effectiveness of the development volunteering sector. This programme will work with more than 4000 volunteers and 5000 alumni members to support 350 partner organisations to improve education, health and livelihoods outcomes across the global south. The programme will support 2 million impoverished and marginalised people (approx. 1 million health, 700k education, 300k livelihood) to access and shapre more relevant, appropriate and inclusive services across 24 least developed and fragile countries.
The project, in partnership with National Housing Bank, will stimulate the growth of the affordable housing market by providing loans to build 17,000 housing units and 10,000 home loans for low income families. This will result in 27,000 construction jobs for the poorest people in low income states in India by 2020. This programme is predominantly in the form of Development Capital Investment, which generates a return to the UK. The technical assistance will support policy and system strengthening for the scetor as well as promote innovative models and technologies.
ISO 639-1 Supporting governance and market reforms that reduce the illegal use of forest resources and benefit poor people
To empower Tanzanian citizens and strengthen civil society by providing grants and capacity building support to selected civil society organisations, to increase the accountability and responsiveness of government. This contributes towards the Millenium Development Goals by ensuring Tanzanians are increasingly able to exercise their rights as citizens.
DFID will pursue actions globally to improve land rights protection to: help ensure women and men enjoy legally recognised, secure property and tenure rights. To Improve information and knowledgeto facilitate the provision of clear, transparent land related information and knowledge, enabling rights to be identified, understood and protected. To improve private sector investment through the development and rollout of a standardized investment risk assessment methodology and implementation of best practice in land governance.
The DFID Burma Enterprise Opportunity Facilityis a key component of the larger DFID Business for Shared Prosperity in Burma programme (BSPB). he Facility is a flexible instrument that can identify, catalyse and support a broad variety of private sector development (PSD) interventions congruent with the BSPB’s overall aims in the field of inclusive economic growth. Those aims comprise: • helping provide a sustainable route out of poverty for many people in Burma by increasing incomes and creating jobs; • making it easier for new businesses and entrepreneurs to fairly compete; and • facilitating the participation of women and other previously excluded or disadvantaged groups. The Facility is intended to deliver high-impact interventions in support of enterprise development and inclusive economic growth in Burma, using innovative approaches to address obstacles and constraints in transformational sectors that have the potential to deliver significant and inclusive economic gains.
Research and evidence that ensures energy sector activities better address women's needs; expands knowledge of renewable energy resources in at least 5 countries; amd improves monitoring of energy access and use by poor people, hence overall contributing to 3 to 5 million people gaining access to energy by 2020. To deliver evidence that influences the global effort to provide universal sustainable modern energy services by 2030; contributing to the proposed post 2015 SDG on energy.
In line with the UK government’s aid policy and new development partnership with India, the ‘Supporting Structural Reform in the Indian Power Sector’ programme will improve the efficiency, reliability and sustainability of electricity supply in India through technical expertise, not through traditional grant support. It will provide world class expertise to support the market reforms and scale up of renewable energy supply that the Indian power sector needs to support growth and create jobs. It will work at the Central level and in upto three States which may include DFID focus states such as Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
To reduce the role of corruption as a barrier to poverty reduction in Tanzania by improving the capacity and coordination of the criminal justice system in corruption cases, improving integrity and governance in the private sector, and influencing social change through research and media.
DFID country offices have a mature portfolio of business environment reform programmes that are delivering strong results – making it easier for firms to set up, grow and create jobs. But this portfolio is expected to expand as part of DFID’s scale-up of its Economic Development work – around half of DFID country offices cited the business environment as a barrier in their Inclusive Growth Diagnostics. BERF has been set up to help Country Offices to make this shift and to provide easy access to expert advice to help with programme design, start-up, monitoring and, if necessary, course correction. It will also help DFID learn and disseminate the lessons from its programmes more systematically, carry out policy research to help our understanding of how reforms really work, and develop innovative approaches for involving stakeholders in reform programmes. BERF has a budget of £7.8m and will run until January 2019. BERF offers a menu of services for Country Offices to choose from based on their needs, as set out under the 5 Activities below. These Activities were designed based on feedback from Country Offices on what would be useful and are intended to be as broad as possible. – BERF is funded by DFID’s Investment Climate Team and is being managed by Tim Green, Sim Paton, Carl Aaron and Gillian Mitchell. KPMG is lead contractor of the implementing Consortium consisting of DAI, Itad, Social Development Direct, Law and Development Partnership, Triple Line, McKinsey, The Policy Practice, Restless Development and a range of academic institutions and independent consultants.
Embedding community real time monitoring to sustain livelihoods and forests in Central and West AfricaRainforest Foundation UK
The overall goal of the project is to improve forest governance through more effective participation of forest communities and civil society, thereby improving rights and livelihoods for forest peoples and promoting stronger environmental sustainability.
Revolutionising the scope, depth, connectivity and openness of transparency and corporate performance information for deforestation free supply chains
Driving forest governance and market reforms through the improvement and implementation of financial sector policies and systemsRainforest Action Network
Adoption of market and policy reforms in the financial sector in key national and international arenas, addressing deforestation and forest degradation