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This Girls' Education Challenge Phase 2 will enable up to 1 million marginalised girls (currently supported through Phase 1) to continue to learn, complete primary school and transition on to secondary education. A further 500,000 highly marginalised adolescent girls, who are out of school, will also be targeted to gain literacy, numeracy and other skills relevant for life and work. It is estimated that at least 400,000 girls will complete junior secondary school in the first four years of the extension. The extension will build on what we have learnt so far in Phase 1 and further deepen global understanding of what works for girls? education, particularly during adolescence and in the transition from education to work.
The majority of the funding in this Business Case will provide lifesaving assistance in response to urgent humanitarian needs, while at the same time continuing to reform the international humanitarian response. Over five years the programme will aim to; Support over 620,000 people with food assistance, cash and voucher transfers; Provide up to 220,000 children under the age of 5 with nutrition related interventions; Provide over 1.1m people with greater access to clean drinking water and 900,000 with health care; Provide increased protection for over 195,000 children through improved access to education; Support over 12,000 trauma victims with medical, psycho-social or economic assistance; Provide safe humanitarian access through the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service. The programme will be delivered through both bilateral and multilateral partners, including the DRC Humanitarian Fund, ICRC, UN agencies, INGOs and private contractors.
The programme will provide emergency life-saving assistance to the large influxes of refugees arriving in Uganda, build resilience among refugees and their host communities to reduce Uganda’s humanitarian burden, and deliver on UK Humanitarian Reform priorities. It will support the UK in its leadership role to develop new approaches to protracted crises and in delivering on the New York Declaration’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, with regional and global impact.
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
To strengthen the democratic character of Nigerian political processes and outcomes by providing support to key electoral bodies, other relevant arms of government (such as the Legislature) and civil society organisations. Credible elections, an efficient legislature and the scrutiny of government performance by an informed society will motivate government to perform better and be more responsive to the needs of citizens.
This project will strengthen disaster resilience in Nepal, particularly to earthquakes, by working with urban centres to build and plan more safely; supporting the strengthening of critical public infrastructure to earthquakes; working to strengthen national capacity to respond to crises and ensure that the international community is prepared; and ensuring that the UK is able to support a humanitarian response should a crises hit.
To increase the resilience to climate change of poor farmers in Northern Uganda, and to increase their incomes. This will be achieved by working with agricultural businesses to supply farmers with cheaper, better and more varied agricultural inputs and services, and to create stronger markets for farmer produce. This will benefit 250,000 households in Northern Uganda, who will adopt new practices, products and markets that will make them more resilient to climate change, while 150,000 households will see measurable increases to income. This will contribute to the MDGs (and their successor targets) by reducing poverty in Uganda.
To improve the provision of loans and other financial services for 32,441 small enterprises and 677,000 households in Nepal
The purpose of the project is to increase the economic opportunities available to marginalised groups in Northern Nigeria, increasing their productivity and earning power through skills training and addressing other constraints.
Strengthening social capital and reducing tensions between Jordanian host communities and Syrian refugees, Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF)UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Working across Jordan in 18 locations, the project aims to provide stability and cohesion at the local level by increasing the capacity of community leaders and community based organisations to better identify sources of tension and conflict and respond to them through social projects and small scale infrastructure.
To improve the Kenyan Government’s accountability to its citizens by delivering peaceful, transparent, inclusive elections and providing support to non-governmental organisations, oversight bodies and independent commissions that can influence and deliver reforms thereby supporting the goal of making Kenya a more stable democracy
To provide programme management, administration and monitoring support to the Deepening Democracy Programme. Management of the overall programme will entail managing all grantees, partnerships with multilateral and bilateral partners etc. To manage the implementation of both the electoral and non-electoral accountability.
The purpose of this programme is to build and improve public services for Kenyan citizens, particularly focusing at the county level where poverty exists and where public service delivery is poor. The programme will improve the ability of county governments to better plan, deliver and monitor the delivery of public services. This includes working with county governments to strengthen public financial management systems e.g. improving accounting, audit and procurement systems, to ensure that public money is effectively spent and can be accounted for. It also includes a focus on critical services for example health. The programme will help county governments to improve planning and allocation of budgets for different sectors.
In 2014, Daesh’s expansion across Iraq set ablaze a major humanitarian crisis, compelling the UK to respond to acute needs, and also to join the counter-Daesh global coalition. Daesh has now been defeated as a territory-holding force, and increasing numbers of people have returned home. However, the situation is precarious, and complex humanitarian needs remain for many. From 2019-2022, DFID Iraq will respond to the acute needs of the most vulnerable, address the complex needs of high-risk protracted caseloads, promote responsible transition to national-led efforts, and fund enabling activities crucial to achieving this. The funding envelope for this programme reflects that DFID Iraq is planning for the best, but preparing for the worst – a seemingly optimistic trajectory one month may belie a precarious situation the next. DFID Iraq will monitor any deterioration, setting trigger points to indicate if or when we will approach ministers for any critical change in approach.
BRACED - implementation phase. The Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme aims to explore approaches for building resilience in vulnerable communities within some of the most fragile states in the world. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), BRACED aims to improve the well being of vulnerable people in developing countries by building their resilience to climate extremes and disasters. BRACED started in 2014 and the original contract was set to close by December 2017. Fifteen projects working in thirteen countries were approved under the first round of funding. BRACED was extended for another eighteen months, to end on 30 September 2019. The extension comprises of eight implementation projects, five policy projects and six country dialogues. KPMG is the Fund Manager.
To contribute to preventing further conflict in Nigeria’s Northeast by reducing the vulnerability of male and female youth to recruitment by violent extremists in Borno through strengthening government and civil-society led efforts to address key grievances, increase opportunities for youth and promote effective counter violent extrimism messages.
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is supporting the “Northern Uganda: Transforming the Economy through Climate Smart Agribusiness (NU-TEC)” project between 2014 and 2022. The project will provide advice and finance to agribusinesses to support investments which have a beneficial impact on smallholders in Northern Uganda. The purpose of the contract is to design and deliver effective new financial products for agribusiness which minimises subsidy, and maximises the potential for sustained impacts and replication by other FIs.
To produce research analysis and best practice guidance that will help to inform global policy on how development programming and policy can have the greatest impact on stability and security overseas.
ENGINE 2 will transform the lives of marginalised Nigerian girls through improving educational outcomes, enabling successful transitions into income-generating activities, and transferring knowledge to the regional and national education system to create sustainable changes in girls’ empowerment. In-school-girls (ISG) will benefit from enhanced in-school facilities and improved digital and technology options. Out-of-school-girls (OSG) will gain access to digital learning with tailored modules, enabling them to complete school while maintaining economic and familial responsibilities. Leveraging innovative partnerships, girls will benefit from life skills, health education, digital and financial literacy, and job readiness training; peer networks and mentorships; and access to finance.
Through improved education, increased opportunities for safe livelihoods and a supportive enabling environment, marginalised adolescent girls in Kailali District, Far Western Nepal will thrive as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. Supporting the Education of Marginalised Girls in Kailali II (STEM II) will support adolescent girls in this journey to transform their futures through innovative partnerships with girls, communities, and the public and private sectors. STEM II will support marginalised girls to complete secondary education; transition to safe work or vocational training (VT); increase incomes of those who own small businesses; and cultivate the life skills needed for increased self-agency.