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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.
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.
To accelerate private investment and economic growth in Nepal by providing technical expertise to help Nepalese institutions develop major infrastructure; improve the business climate for domestic and foreign investors; improve the implementation of economic policy and test new approaches for local economic development. This will result in at least £600 million of private investment into growth-boosting sectors and a reduction by at least 10% in time or cost for at least five regulatory processes perceived as burdensome by the private sector.
India: Infrastructure Equity Fund - Investment in small infrastructure projects in India's poorest statesUK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
To improve access to better quality transport, clean energy and basic urban services for households and businesses, by investing in equity to private sector-led infrastructure projects. This will benefit an estimated 280,000 people with improved infrastructure services.
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.
The Programme is expected to directly result in access to new/import infrastructure services such as electricity, sewage and transport to an estimated 280,000 people.To improve access to better quality transport, clean energy and basic urban services for households and businesses, by providing loans to private sector-led infrastructure projects. This will benefit an estimated 280,000 people with improved infrastructure services.
The Programme, in partnership with the Government of India (GoI), aims to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in India through a mix of investment capital and technical assistance. The Programme will co-invest with GoI in a portfolio of Investee Funds that will provide investment capital to under-funded job-creating technology-driven start-up enterprises. The Technical Assistance (TA) will help to address specific market failures that impede the success of Investee Funds and strengthen UK-India entrepreneurial connect. The primary benefits include improved access to services, job creation for men and women and economic growth leading to poverty reduction. The Programme is expected to create opportunities for UK investors to co-invest in Indian start-ups and/or for UK companies, academic and research institutions to participate in TA activities.
To deliver manifesto commitments on education and contribute to the global goal of inclusive and equitable quality education for all. To ensure underprivileged youth, especially females, have improved opportunities for basic education, vocational skills and formal employment. To contribute UK government's commitment to women's economic empowerment. To provide basic education and skills development training to over 27000 including 45% girls disadvantaged adolescents and youths.
The Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) was launched by the UK in 2012 as a 12 year commitment to reach the most marginalised girls in the world and is the largest global fund dedicated to girls’ education. The UK is committed to ensuring millions of girls in some of the poorest countries, including girls who have disabilities or are at risk of being left behind, receive a quality education. Through the GEC, we aim to transform the lives of over one million of the world’s most marginalised girls through quality education and learning. Access to a good quality education and learning opportunities will empower these girls to secure a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
To increase and strengthen vocational training capacity by improving access and quality of skills training in India. This will lead to directly or indirectly support 1 million people with quality training by 2023.
The Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW) programme is a £10.2 million flagship programme funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The objective of WOW is that women have access to improved economic opportunities through business interventions in supply chains and economic development programmes. The five year programme began in October 2017 and aims to enhance the economic empowerment of 300,000 women working in global value chains by September 2022. It will achieve this goal by supporting businesses, organisations and programmes that are ready and willing to act on women’s economic empowerment; enabling players across the supply chain ecosystem to drive change; and influencing the UK and global agenda on women’s economic empowerment. WOW is being delivered by a consortium of global experts at the cutting edge of women’s economic empowerment research, program design, and delivery—including PwC, BSR, CARE International, the University of Manchester, and Social Development Direct. WOW’s priority sectors are garments, agriculture and personal care. The DFID focus countries that the programme is most likely to work in are those where global companies have supply chains e.g. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Ethiopia. To date, the programme is working in India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda and South Africa. In January 2020 it was announced that the WOW programme would receive a further £5.1 million in funding to extend the programme by two years to September 2024 with the intention of reaching a further 100,000 women in sub-Saharan Africa.
To help the Government of India to improve the policy and regulatory framework, and to create financing solutions for infrastructure projects, including by leveraging foreign investment in infrastructure. This will lead to at least 8 Public Private Partenrship studies to enhance leveraging of private investment in the sector.
With an aim of increasing investment in large scale and growth enhancing infrastructure; streamlining economic policies for growth promotion and enhancing subnational growth through a combination of economic policies and infrastructure delivered locally, DFID Nepal has initiated the Accelerating Investment and Infrastructure (AiiN) Programme. Lot 3 of the programme i.e. the Financial Sector Stability Component (or FSSP), is one of the components whose major goal is to deliver the results of AiiN. FSSP aims at securing stability and robustness of Nepal’s financial sector by reducing systemic risks. It seeks to work on Nepal’s financial sector which is subject to significant vulnerabilities including weak financial reporting standards, insufficient regulatory oversight of the banking and cooperatives sectors and incomplete mechanisms for safeguarding the assets of financial services consumers amongst others.
Bihar Agriculture Growth and Reforms Initiative (BAGRI), is a five year technical assistance program, to support the Government of Bihar to implement its vision for the Agriculture sector. BAGRI supports and complements Government of Bihar in implementation of agriculture road map and enable sustained and inclusive agricultural growth leading to poverty reduction in the state.
The project involves strengthening skills eco system for selected sectors; expeditious and effective implementation of Government Skilling Schemes; enhanced contributions to skilling in partnership with private sector including with UK businesses and institutions; skilling through innovation and piloting in up to 1-2 states and demonstrating / disseminating good practices / lessons learnt.
To assist India in creating an enabling environment for investments and business development through UK technical expertise and experience that will help to increase India’s GDP and enable the Indian economy keep up its levels of public expenditure on development outcomes. UK’s technical assistance will support implementation of key economic reforms with capacity building, institutional strengthening, knowledge transfer, evidence building and collaborative working.’
To assist Government of Bihar in attracting private sector Investments, effectively steering revenue collection and utilisation, and strengthening growth transmission: all benefiting women, Scheduled Castes and Minorities.
To support the implementation of the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) through Technical Assistance at the Central Ministry and through them at the city level. UK support will achieve this by developing partnerships with UK urban planning, research and business organisations to help India cities develop investment plans, attract finance and deliver smart urban solutions that create jobs for the urban poor.
As part of a wider UK-India partnership on infrastructure, to enable access by India to leading, global expertise in private sector approaches to infrastructure delivery and financing. Department for International Development (DFID) India is supporting the Infrastructure Technical Co-operation Facility (ITCF) to provide technical assistance to government partners in India in order to strengthen private sector investments and reduce the bottlenecks in infrastructure financing and PPPs in India especially in the eight low income states. The Facility is intended to work through Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) with the Central and State government departments, and other Infrastructure Finance Companies to make interventions across infrastructure finance; capacity building; environmental & social sustainability and PPP policies and regulations.
Technical Assistance and Support for UK-India Economic Policy and Prosperity Partnership (EPPP) ProgrammePricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited India
EPPP’s objective is to augment evidence led policy making through interventions that support an enabling environment for investment and business development for shared prosperity.