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GAP has the ambitious target to finance approximately 270MW of new renewable energy generation capacity in four years, saving 3.9m tonnes of carbon emissions and improving the supply of clean energy to millions of people in Africa.;
IDI is a not-for profit, autonomous INTOSAI body mandated to support Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in developing countries to sustainably enhance their performance and capacity. IDI has been established as an integral part of the INTOSAI community and is unique in its mandate to serve the needs of all developing country SAIs while not being tied to any country’s specific geographic or political interests. It is governed by prominent Heads of SAIs who are appointed on their professional merit, staffed with experienced professionals from the SAI, audit and donor communities, and able to draw on financial and in-kind support from SAIs and donors across the world. This makes IDI a trusted partner of all INTOSAI bodies, regions and SAIs, and gives it the ability to bring the SAI and donor communities together, and to resource capacity development initiatives for the benefit of all developing country SAIs. IDI’s work builds on the successes of INTOSAI, including the International Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs). IDI maximises its value to SAIs by focusing on areas where its unique position and experience gives it a comparative advantage over other providers of support. IDI will make two strategic shifts from 2019: - Focus its efforts on four work streams to support independent, well-governed, professional and relevant SAIs. These will be implemented at the global, regional and SAI-levels. Work streams will include developing and implementing Global Public Goods (GPGs), lessons learned, and education initiatives. It also involves creating resource pools, being a centre for knowledge and innovation, communication and advocacy work, and supporting groups of SAIs with similar needs. - Start to fully integrate a gender perspective through a variety of measures, including the gradual integration of a gender analysis into the design and implementation of all IDI initiatives. IDI will continue to provide SAI-level support to facilitate sustainable change, both within work streams and as provider of last resort for bilateral support. This support will target two groups: first, SAIs that show commitment and readiness in their participation in IDI initiatives but require deeper support to ensure sustainable change; and second, SAIs classified as being in fragile situations1 and other SAIs facing significant development challenges. IDI’s involvement in global policy dialogue on provision of support to SAIs, combined with its experience from country-level implementation of audit standards, makes it uniquely positioned to serve as a key feedback loop between policy and practice. This includes providing valuable feedback to INTOSAI, the standard-setting body for public external auditing. IDI also fulfils a global role to strengthen support to SAIs. This is achieved by supporting strategic partners, including INTOSAI Regions, and by measuring and monitoring SAI performance, matching SAI needs to providers of support, and engaging in advocacy and communications to maintain and strengthen support to SAIs. This global role includes functions that support the aims of the Memorandum of Understanding between the INTOSAI and Donor communities, based on coordination and dialogue between the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation and IDI. IDI’s unique position allows it to deliver its support though a sustainable, needs-based approach which empowers SAIs while promoting gender-responsiveness and peer-to-peer cooperation as essential elements of long-term capacity development. This approach combines theory with practical application through initiatives such as facilitated organisational assessments, cooperative audits, professional education and quality review mechanisms. It brings together institutional, organisational and professional capacity development to deliver sustainable change in the independence, governance, professionalism and relevance of SAIs.
GuarantCo's two key objectives are to encourage domestic financing of infrastructure services and to promote local capital market development.;
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.
The programme will provide technical assistance and support to facilitate free trade and open markets for key Middle Income Countries (MICs), enabling greater investment and interaction with global value chains to create jobs and prosperity, and help reduce poverty. The programme’s budget will be implemented across three main activity strands. Management Services (research and analysis across multiple regions and countries), Advisory Services (including design and development of sub programmes) and Delivery Services (delivery of interventions that have been scoped and contracted from the Management and Advisory Services). This programme will help to meet one of the four strategic objectives of the UK Aid strategy 2015: to use ODA to promote economic development and prosperity in the developing world. This will contribute to the reduction of poverty and strengthen trade and investment opportunities globally – including, as a secondary benefit, for the UK.
InfraCo Asia’s objective is to stimulate greater private sector involvement in the development of infrastructure and related projects by reducing the costs and risks of project development; and InfraCo Asia's mission is to identify, create and structure financeable private sector and public private partnership investment opportunities and offer them, at or prior to financial close, to the private sector for implementation.;
The programme aims are to increase life expectancy, improve productivity and deliver economic growth in the partner countries set out above. To achieve this high level impact it has two overarching health goals: • To tackle the issue of premature death and illness due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like diabetes and heart disease, which account for 74% of premature fatalities in lower and middle income countries (LMICs). • To reduce incidents of premature mortality (e.g. infections contracted in hospitals) by improving health care outcomes. Meeting these objectives will help advance economic development in the partner countries but will also create opportunities for international and UK businesses as a secondary benefit. It also helps advance our National Security Strategy and UK Aid Strategy objectives.
The key specific objectives of the TAF is to: a. Build capacity in both the public and private sector in order to facilitate the aims of the PIDG. b. Facilitate private investment and mobilise additional resources directed towards the implementation of initiatives sponsored by the PIDG Facilities. c. Promote better co-ordination in the delivery of technical assistance associated with projects sponsored by the PIDG Facilities. d. Enhance inclusion and other social development opportunities associated with projects supported by the PIDG Facilities. e. Provide post-transaction support for projects supported by the PIDG Facilities. f. Strengthen environmental sustainability of PIDG supported projects. g. Promote development or improvement of capital market systems in selected countries or regions. h. Facilitate affordability by the poor of infrastructure services provided on a commercially viable basis. ;
ISO 639-1 Supporting governance and market reforms that reduce the illegal use of forest resources and benefit poor people
PEPE will support private sector development, through improving firms’ access to finance and addressing market and government failures in identified value chains following M4P methodology. PEPE will be implemented through 2 components:1) Access to Finance. The access to finance pillar is expected to achieve the outcome of increasing investment levels in the Ethiopian economy, particularly for growth-oriented SME. 2) Priority Sector. The priority sectors pillar is expected to achieve the outcome of increasing returns on investment (productivity) and investment levels in the identified sectors (live stock and leather, cotton and textile,horticulture). In both pillars, particular priority is given to supporting economic opportunity for women and “greening” growth.
The project purpose of the Land Investment for Transformation Programme (Ethiopia) is to increase land tenure security through second level land certification (SLLC) and improved rural land administration systems, maximising benefits to small holder farmers through to a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) component, in the four states of Oromia, Amhara, Tigray and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR). At the national level the project will work with the Government to ensure the transparency of land allocation, commercial land investment procedures and other policies and procedures are consistent with international good practice and human rights commitments. The LIFT Programme consists of three main pillars that includes: 1. Second Level Land Certification 2. M4P Interventions 3. Cross Cutting Policy Issues
Investment in the Horn of Africa’s to support full and inclusive trade and economic growth potential of the region by developing and improving key roads, enabling trade cross borders and enhancing local economic development.
DFID will provide £30.3m from July 2014 to March 2020 to help multinational and local businesses manage the social and environmental implications of their actions, and be accountable for the consequences for poor workers and communities who may be affected by them. This programme will engage with partners across a range of responsible business approaches, such as voluntary standards, company reporting, and human rights and gender impact assessments, in order to improve enterprises’ social and environmental risk management, and their accountability, transparency and openness to participation. In particular, the programme will work with the private sector to implement a mix of influencing and international coordination initiatives which tackle the root causes of modern slavery and child labour and support its victims.
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.
Funded through the cross-government Prosperity Fund, the Investment Promotion Programme (IPP) is DIT’s first ODA funded programme. IPP will support key developing countries to attract foreign direct investment, which will build stable economies and reduce their reliance on aid. Targeted interventions will lead to an improvement in the quality of services delivered by foreign investment promotion organisations, their promotion campaigns and the investment projects they support. Supporting investment promotion can fast track economic transformation, helping to pave the way towards prosperity. Increasing the attractiveness and capability of developing countries for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) can help create jobs, boost skills and productivity in the local economy of the focal countries. The object of the programme is to further sustainable development in the relevant countries leading to poverty reduction, higher living standards and addressing gender inequality.
Myanmar’s cities are rapidly growing, increasing demand for urban services, electricity and public transportation. Infrastructure is the backbone of economic growth. Adequate and resilient infrastructure improves access to basic services such as clean water and electricity; stimulates trade and boosts business, thus creating jobs. It also makes Myanmar’s cities more climate resilient and liveable. With the right tools and policies in place, infrastructure can help lift cities, countries and their people out of poverty. Hlan Chi aims to assist government at all levels to provide improved urban services and thus create more employment opportunities. CIG Myanmar works alongside government agencies and the private sector providing expert assistance to help: • Make infrastructure investment decisions that are in the long-term interests of the people of Myanmar. • Plan and manage cities to promote business growth, drive job creation and enable people to move around the city with ease. • Widen access to affordable electricity, water, sanitation and housing for all sectors of society. • Coordinate complex urban and infrastructure projects, to reduce social, environmental and climate risks. • Improve cities’ finances to facilitate the provision of infrastructure services to all communities. • Attract appropriate investment in infrastructure and services that benefits all and creates resilient cities.
Palestinian Market Development Programme to Strengthen the Private Sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs)DAI Europe
The main objective of the project is to improve the competitiveness of the Palestinian Private Sector and through a programme of technical assistance and matching grants. The programme comprises 3 key outputs: -improve Private Sector skills and innovation -address market system failures in specific sectors -strenghtening trade and investment linkages with international markets
Below is a list of outcomes expected to be achieved by the SUNRISE consortium: 1. Development of new fabrication routes to deliver low-cost solution processed and vapour deposited perovskite PV modules. 2. New stable solar energy materials that match the requirements for climatic conditions appropriate to the Indian sub-continent. 3. New device architectures for tandem solar cells designed to achieve >25% efficiency that include Perovskite/ CIGS, c-Si/ Perovskite structures. 4. With funded existing partners adapt and implement integration and storage systems for electrical power from company and research partners for real world demonstration. 5. Development of efficient processes for the conversion of biomass in to fuel and power. 6. With funded existing researchers from Gates Foundation develop new strategies for sanitation and to obtain clean water for the villages in India. 6. Deployment of newly developed and directly building integrated flexible CIGS panels by our industrial partners (BIPV Co) in demonstration buildings in India 7. Development of demonstration communities in India (led by Tata Trust and Tata Cleantech Capital) to showcase new and existing technology and create local supply chains for low cost manufacturing of renewable energy products 8. Demonstrable knowledge transfer and development of the skills of the Indian researchers achieved via collaboration and joint study. Key will be to develop the close working relationships that exist in teh UK between academicv partners and industry in an Indian context; essentially this will involve creating an Industrial Doctorate (EngD) concept for challenge led research and an innovation hub where industrial and academic teams can be brought together to solve key challenges.
1) To work with developing country researchers, civil society and governments, international organisations focused on trade policies, as well as corporations and investors, to co-design impact-orientated interdisciplinary research on global trade that will feed directly into decision-making at multiple scales. 2) To gather field data on trade in specific wildlife species (wild-caught and captive-raised) and agricultural commodities, and synthesise with statistics and models, to develop a detailed understanding of a number of key trades that impact particularly heavily on biodiversity and people in key DAC countries. 3) To use these datasets to assess the environmental and social costs and benefits of selected trade flows and markets, with an emphasis on wildlife, major agricultural commodities such as soybean and oil palm, and emerging locally important crops in developing countries. 4) To further develop incipient databases and models of the extent, characteristics and impacts of wildlife trade (https://trademapper.aptivate.org/; https://www.cifor.org/bushmeat/resources/bushmeat-data-map/), and agricultural commodity trade (https://trase.earth/?lang=en) on the environment and human well-being, into powerful and spatially explicit tools to assist corporate and national compliance with environmental and investment pledges and standards at local to international scales. 5) To build on an existing global model of land use systems (the IIASA GLOBIOM model: http://www.globiom.org/), using scenarios developed by the IPCC, IPBES and others to project how changes in global trading systems might facilitate more sustainable trading systems with lower environmental and social costs. 6) To use these models and empirical findings to identify local to global solutions to trade and market-related related sustainability problems, and work through the Hub network to study and actively promote the implementation of these solutions at multiple, interacting, scales. 7) To engage with partners in a range of sectors to define the best ways to influence global trade flows and national and sub-national markets to mitigate their potential environmental impacts and associated social costs and maximise their benefits at multiple scales. 8) To work with the public sector decision-making bodies involved with global trade management to work to influence trade decisions at various scales. 9) To frame all results in the context of the SDGs and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and the work programmes of the CBD and CITES conventions, to maximise policy uptake 10) To build capacity in DAC countries to address trade-related issues through research and policy engagement, and the creation and strengthening of regional hubs of research excellence, thereby enabling DAC partners to contribute more effectively to impactful decision-making processes at the local, national and international scales.