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Projects funded through Fleming Fund will benefit people in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of drug resistant infection is greater.
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 support public-private partnerships that demonstrate how companies, communities, smallholders and governments can work collaboratively to reduce deforestation and benefit forest dependent communities
Foster sustainable economic activities to support the private sector to be an engine of green growth, job creation and poverty alleviation thus improving the lives of 1 million poor people in DRC by 2023..
The Stability Fund’s goal is to work towards a peaceful, secure, stable Somalia. To achieve this, the Stability Fund aims to address the security, development and political drivers of conflict in a local area to achieve the following outcomes: i) Legitimate, viable governance structures able to make and enforce rules locally. ii) Existing and emerging conflicts brought to conclusion and risks of future conflicts mitigated.
The Prosperity Fund cross-HMG 'Digital Access Programme' is a DFID-led partnership with FCO and DCMS. It aims to catalyse more inclusive, affordable, safe and secure digital access for excluded and underserved communities in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil and Indonesia. Increased digital inclusion in the programme countries will form the basis for more thriving digital ecosystems that generate high-skilled jobs, opportunities for local digital entrepreneurship focused on country-specific development challenges, as well as potential partnerships with international and UK business aimed at mutual prosperity. The Digital Access programme will also focus on learning about sustainable models and enablers for digital inclusion. The learnings will be shared with key stakeholders and other partner countries, thereby amplifying the impact of the programme.
Accountability in Tanzania Phase Two (AcT2) Programme is a five year £38m, innovative and exciting programme whose purpose is to increase the responsiveness and accountability of Government in Tanzania, through a strengthened civil society. AcT2 seeks to support civil society organisations (CSOs) to implement context-specific strategic interventions that will enable them to influence positive change in the attitudes and behaviour of citizens, civil society and government, making government as a whole more responsive and accountable. The second phase started in February 2018 and will end in December 2022. The programme funds mid-to-large sized Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and is managed by KPMG Advisory Limited in Tanzania. The programme works with CSO partners supporting Tanzanian citizens to engage with and hold their government to account. This is crucial to fostering a well-functioning state that acts in the best interests of its people - in tackling corruption, efficient spending of public resources and delivering effective public services. The Tanzanian President has made anti-corruption his top priority. AcT2 partners seeks to deploy different tools and resources to equip citizens to challenge corruption rather than accept it. AcT2 programme underlines the need to bolster groups that can continue to champion pluralism, articulate the demands of citizens, and engage in constructive debate and negotiation with government. As an integrated and cohesive civil society offer, AcT2 enables DFID to deliver greater impact from our wider portfolio priorities in human development and sustainable growth teams and promoting democratic space. It will do this through focusing on governance blockages in these areas, with a focus on promoting accountability and social inclusion, especially focusing on gender, disability and youth/elderly groups. The programme has ambition to deploy different innovative approaches including policy research, advocacy, dialogue, experimentation, and brokering, and it will work with civil society, private sector actors, elected officials and faith-based groups. The four thematic priorities for the programme includes: • Civic Space (sector policy dialogues, media, voice, CS advocacy, human rights) • Social Inclusion (disability, women, girls and youth/elderly) • Anti-Corruption • Climate Change
To improve the enabling environment for sustainable, inclusive growth-enhancing infrastructure service delivery in DFID focus countries; and, Harness the benefits of cities for sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in DFID focus countries.
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.
To support Sustainable reduction in water insecurity in developing countries by producing robust and accessible evidence for governments, municipalities and other investment\policy decision makers and therefore long term, improved wellbeing for poor people dependent on water for livelihoods, health, environmental services in Africa and South Asia. This contributes towards our MDGs by providing efficient and sustainably managed water systems which will support increased water security for between 2.5 - 5 million people, while helping sustain and preserve water resources by 2021.
The programme aims to build capacity to support key public sector institutions that shape the regulatory environment for business, help the oil seed sector reach its full potential through the establishment of sustainable market structures supported by government, and provide financial and technical support to business adopting pro-poor business models.
Over the course of this project the UK will work closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) to help it fulfil its leadership role in implementing the IHR and in responding to global public health emergencies. The project will work intimately with national governments, development partners and with regional and sub-regional agencies to deliver its support. This support will be coordinated with support from other donors, ensuring it adds value and is sustainable, identifies and responds to gaps, complements support from others and aligns behind nationally identified priorities. Implementation of UK support will be led by Public Health England, but may include contracting and working through UN agencies where appropriate and where this will maximise value for money.
Strategic Response 1: Increase access to quality HIV and health programmes Strategic Response 2: Support community-based organisations to be connected and effective elements of health systems Strategic Response 3: Advocate for HIV, health, gender, and human rights Strategic Response 4: A stronger partnership that is evidence-based and accountable to communities
The British Council, in consortium with Palladium and WISE Development, is contracted by DFID to implement the Promoting Knowledge for Accountable Systems (PROKAS) Programme in Bangladesh. PROKAS is a component part of DFID Bangladesh’s wider Transparency and Right to Information Programme. PROKAS supports government, private sector and civil society to work collectively to improve transparency and accountability in targeted thematic areas.
Accountable Grant: "Releasing the Transformational Potential of Extractives for Economic Development (RTPEED)"Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
To support implementation of NRGI 2014-2019 Strategy, including country strategies in NRGI/DFID priority countries and other NRGI global work and frontier areas.
The GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub addresses the complex and currently intractable problem of how to ensure that South-South migration (SSM) reduces inequalities and contributes to delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDGs 1, 5, 8 and 10. The Hub's overarching objective is to establish an interdisciplinary, evidence-based understanding of the multidimensional relationships between SSM, inequality and development. This will ensure that policy makers, international organisations, donors and local communities are able to implement policies which harness the development potential associated with SSM for individuals, households and countries in the Global South. To this end, the Hub will: 1. Deepen understanding of the dynamic, transnational interplay between SSM, inequality and development by bringing together, for the first time, an interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral team of researchers from 12 ODA-recipient countries constituting six SSM 'corridors' within which there are significant two-way movements of people, goods, money, knowledge and skills as well as social and cultural ideas and relationships. Each corridor is associated with different inequality patterns and forms, a range of development challenges and diverse policy approaches to tackling the issues; 2. Examine the ways and contexts within which multidimensional inequalities both create and constrain the opportunities and benefits of SSM, exploring both horizontal (gender, age) and vertical (income) inequalities from an intersectional perspective, drawing in other relevant axes of inequality (including religion, ethnicity, language); 3. Analyse how configurations of policies (migration, development, basic services, social protection) and other factors (labour markets, financial institutions, legal frameworks, national/natural disasters, conflict) intersect with inequalities to shape migration processes and outcomes for different groups in both origin and destination countries; 4. Analyse the effectiveness of interventions and policies designed to tackle inequalities associated with migration including: political mobilisation and transnational solidarity building; access to legal remedies to deliver access to rights for those who move; and the use of ICT to facilitate access to information and services. The Hub will identify interventions which offer the most potential for removing or reducing migration-related inequalities and the socio-economic, political and policy contexts within which such interventions can be replicated and/or amplified; 5. Develop informed and targeted recommendations for policy makers, donors and practitioners which directly contribute to more effective delivery of the SDGs. In particular, the Hub will bolster the efforts of its project partners (IOM, ILO, OHCHR, OECD, UNDP and UNRISD) and networks such as the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) to ensure migration is embedded into development policies and that development goals are mainstreamed into delivery of the Global Compacts on Migration (GCM) and Refugees (GCR); 6. Map, record and draw attention to the experiences of those who move (including creative and affective responses to migration), providing evidence to support a human rights-based approach, rebalancing debates driven by the Global North and/or 'top down' perspectives, generating new conceptual understandings and opening up political space(s) for a greater range of policy responses. 7. Contribute to capacity and capability strengthening of research institutions in the Global South by working across, rather than just within, the countries that make up the migration corridors and connecting these teams with leading migration scholars, development policy analysts and communicators in the Global North. The Hub will draw in additional resources to ensure its sustainability within the corridors, and potentially beyond.
To engage with China on developmental issues on international poverty reduction in order to develop a shared agenda on innovative activities that expose aid practitioners to new and effective approaches to international development, including addressing demand from other developing countries for lessons from China's development experience.
GCRF: DAMS 2.0: Design and assessment of resilient and sustainable interventions in water-energy-food-environment Mega-SystemsUK - 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?
Bangladesh, a country of ~165M people that is eligible for Official Development Assistance, is facing a major and rapidly growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, and neoplastic diseases. Unless the social, environmental, and behavioural exposures responsible for this premature death and disability can be controlled more effectively, the welfare and economic advancement of Bangladesh's people will suffer, exacerbating inequalities related to poor health, nutrition, and education. Our vision is to develop and evaluate simple, scalable and effective interventions that can help control exposure to major environmental and lifestyle risk factors, protect against NCDs, and promote health in Bangladesh (and beyond) in an acceptable, sustainable and cost-effective manner. To realise this aim, we will pursue four inter-linked objectives: 1) To create strategic NCD research platforms that leave lasting legacies in Bangladesh. We will build a multi-purpose population cohort to study determinants of NCDs in Bangladesh, encompassing social, environmental, behavioural, and biological domains across urban, rural, and slum settings. It will serve as a vehicle for: a) cross-disciplinary research projects b) capacity building and c) partnership building. 2) To conduct innovative cross-disciplinary research to advance understanding of the interplay of NCD risk factors, and to develop and evaluate practicable, feasible and acceptable interventions to combat them We propose a systems-level approach to develop strategies to mitigate NCD risk factors, mindful of complexity, context and appropriateness, including addressing gender inequality, cost-effectiveness, convenience to users, and institutional and social acceptability. Specific projects will range across social science, engineering, sensor development, environmental chemistry, big data, behavioural research, and public health. 3) To strengthen research capacity at three interlinked levels: Individual level: We will train 40 applied researchers (31 from Bangladesh, 9 from the UK), at different career stages, capable of sustaining excellent research and effective action to combat NCDs in the face of complexity. Organisational level: We will enhance partner organisations' abilities to access and interpret relevant research and routine data by producing 12 further researchers capable of: a) systematic reviews b) analysing complex NCD datasets and c) developing eRegistry systems. Institutional level: We will increase two-way understanding between researchers and policy-makers regarding the relevance of high quality evidence to NCD policy by focusing on the norms and rules which govern how institutions operate. 4) To mobilise partnerships between Bangladesh and UK centres of excellence We will use a variety of interactive approaches to develop ideas and relationships, eg: Sandpit, town hall, and other ideas creation events: From the outset we will involve representatives of vulnerable groups, community leaders, policy-makers and policy-influencers to maximise the likelihood of ultimate real-world impact. Research seminars and workshops: In addition to Bangladesh-UK research meetings, we will promote "South-South" collaboration around NCDs, creating a network of organisations in South(east) Asia (eg, Public Health Foundation in India, the National Institute of Health Sciences in Sri Lanka). Research exchanges, eg: to give direct insight into Bangladesh's contrasting rural, urban, and slum settings, we will arrange early visits for UK and Bangladesh collaborators to key field sites, partnering with civil society organisations and NGOs already working in these areas to enhance engagement and understanding of the communities' needs. Secondments at government (eg, Public Health England) and third-sector organisations (eg, RAND-Europe)to enrich experience and perspectives.
Our aim is to build skilled capacity for decision making on the urban future - generating new research and fostering new leaders that draw on the different forms of expertise offered by data analytics, historical analysis, mathematics, modelling, medicine, engineering, ethnography, finance, technology, planning and good governance to address the challenges found in the 21st century city. We have identified four overarching urban dynamics (PEAK) that structure the research and advance our understanding of the future city. The PEAK research framing synthesises traditional urban studies disciplines with emergent new urban sciences in a programme of research and capacity building across the humanities, social, sciences and natural sciences. Grounded in the logic of urban complexity and deploying an array of disciplinary perspectives, the PEAK research platform will build the capacity of cities to make sense of the possibilities, constraints and policy trade offs of alternative emergent development futures. The first objective of PEAK is to produce a pioneering international collaboration, generating comparative learning in the emergent field of interdisciplinary urban scholarship, building on a partnership with research excellent universities globally to serve as regional hubs in a global network of new work 'to grow research capability to meet global challenges expressed in cities of developing countries', the core objective of RCUK's GROW call. The second objective of PEAK is to develop a global platform for cutting edge research scholarship that develops an interdisciplinary urbanism across natural science, social science and the humanities; growing research capacity in ODA eligible sites in China, Colombia, India and South Africa and interventions directly relevant to city governance systems, linked to British research strengths by drawing on a wide range of disciplinary expertise. The third objective of PEAK is to develop methodological innovation across a range of research scholarship on cities that harnesses innovative ways of generating data and analysis to a transdisciplinary synthesis of research approaches. The fourth objective of PEAK is to 'grow' a global cohort of postdoctoral scholars, collaborating over three years and five countries through sustained support through annual summer schools, extended internships and placements across the international network, equipped to develop new ways of research on the city and new ways of working with cities. The fifth objective of PEAK is to research the trade offs of city development; identify how research generates, at times solutions for city futures but also commonly options that depend on which forms of research science are prioritised, which normative models of city life preferred; the trade offs of short term and longer term goals, alternative ethical priorities and incommensurable forms of scientific knowledge. The sixth objective of PEAK is to work with cities in China, Colombia, India and South Africa to develop a platform through which cutting edge research scholarship can serve the interests of the future city; strengthening the science-policy interface around all urban related aspects of the sustainable development goals and related multilateral policy deliberations, learning from and linking to networks of urban labs and city observatories, optimizing the capacity of the city to make strategic evidence based decisions.