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Innovative Ventures & Technologies for Development (INVENT)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

To encourage innovation amongst the private sector by provision of investment capital and business development services worth £27 m to innovative enterprises in low income states of India and £11m for enterprises in developing countries by 2019. This will contribute to MDGs by benefitting 1 million individuals with improved access to affordable and efficient services in the Low Income States of India and Developing Countries.

Project Identifier: GB-1-202927
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 04-09-2013
Total Budget: £39,899,989

Reducing mortality and improving childhood development of children aged 1 - 4 in rural communities of Barisal, Bangladesh

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

The project will contribute to reducing under 5 mortality (SDG 3.2) in Bangladesh where drowning is the leading killer of children - responsible for 43% of deaths of 1 - 4 year olds. In Kalapara sub-district where drowning rates are 3 times the national average, 300 Anchals will be established. Anchals are homes adapted and equipped to provide supervision and education to 1-4 year olds during peak drowning times; a cost-effective and scalable intervention proven to reduce the risk of a child drowning by 82%. From July 2019-2022 the Anchals will offer 7,500 children access to supervision and early childhood education (SDG 4.2), improving ECD scores for those who attend regularly. The Anchals are community managed and offer 600 women a caring role and a small remuneration. In turn parents and guardians can be confident that their children are safe whilst they work and undertake daily chores and the wider community will be more aware of the risks of drowning and measures to prevent it.

Project Identifier: GB-CHC-209603-700547
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-08-2019
Budget: £773,287

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