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The Home Office Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget provides support to asylum seekers while their claims for refugee status are being processed and provide support to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASCs). ODA funding helps pay for food, shelter, travel and training for up to 12 months for people that are unable to live in their own country for fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or other factors such as sexual orientation. This is an important complement to critical humanitarian support delivered overseas.
The Syrian Vulnerable Peoples Scheme (SVPRS) and Vulnerable Childrens Resettlement Scheme (VCRS) are programmes designed to support the Government's aim to resettle vulnerable refugees from the Syrian conflict. The commitment to resettle 20,000 refugees from Syria by 2020 was made by the Government in September 2015. Funding enables authorities to provide refugees who have fled conflict and persecution with a safe environment and the chance to rebuild their lives. The funding pays for food, shelter and training for up to 12 months. By the end of September 2019, over 18,000 refugees had found safety in the UK to rebuild their lives as part of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. The Home Office is on-track to deliver the full VPRS commitment by the end of 2020.
Project Hunter Chaucer has an overall aim to build international targeting in ODA countries to help deter the movement across national borders of individuals and goods, that would harm their national interests, by enhancing their border control. Project Chaucer (in West Africa only) looks to create highly-skilled multi-agency local teams capable of deterring the use of individuals and freight to smuggle drugs or other harmful commodities within developing countries by criminal gangs. Hunter/Chaucer projects and activities are based in three main geographical areas the Americas, Africa and EurAsia and have officers embedded in various locations around the world working with local law enforcement agencies and key stakeholders.
This programme provides life-saving humanitarian aid including food, medical care and protection services to vulnerable migrants along key migration routes towards Europe. It will raise awareness of the dangers of crossing the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea and will assist those who decide to return home to do so safely. It will offer sustainable reintegration support to help returnees rebuild their lives and deter risky remigration. Through the provision of data analysis and training it will support governments to improve the management of migration and make it safer, for example by building their capacity to identify and protect asylum seekers and refugees, and tackle people trafficking.
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. ;
The programme will catalyse a market based approach for private sector delivery of solar home system (SHS) products and services. This will lead to improved energy access for people in sub-Saharan Africa currently who are currently without modern energy. The programme will work in 14 priorty countries: Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leonne and Senegal. The programme will support: 1) Technical assistance to improve the enabling environment for a market based approach for private sector delivery of solar home system (SHS) products and services (Policy and Regulatory Reform, investment readiness, learning and Coordination) 2) Finance for businesses wanting to enter new and emerging SHS markets in sub-Saharan Africa for their start up and early commercialisation of ideas 3) Test innovative approaches to stimulating private sector investment and a market development.
The UK Home Office recognises the moral and operational imperative to support the global fight against online child sexual exploitation (CSE). As such, the Home Office has committed £40 million towards the UNICEF hosted End Violence Against Children Fund (EVAC) to support activities intending to build international capacity to tackle online CSE. The EVAC's strategy for supporting international action aligned to the WePROTECT Global Alliance's (WPGA) strategy for national action. The WePROTECT Global Alliance combines expertise from industry, law enforcement, government and civil society to determine the capabilities required at country level to effectively respond to the threat of online CSE. Projects funded by the EVAC fund must demonstrate how they support the implementation of the WPGA's Model National Response.
To achieve better security and access to justice for at least 1.85 million people, including over 1 million women and girls.
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.
The EdTech Hub (Educational Technology Hub) - Robust research and innovation on digital, data and technology in education systems, providing global public research goods and direct country support for effective decision making on edtech.UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
The Ed Tech Hub's mission is to achieve 70 years of business as usual progress in developing world education by 2030 through effective use of digital in education systems. This includes the use of digital, data and technology in schools, in ministries and at home to improve learning, efficiency and value for money. It currently provides innovative support, research on learning outcomes, direct support for governments and global leadership that the sector really needs. As a response to Covid-19, the Hub has pivoted its focus to reaching the 1.5 billion children out of school, convening and curating rapid evidence and advice for policy makers to use in this time of distance learning. DFID, the Gates Foundation and the World Bank are the donors for this programme. The EdTech Hub directly contributes to the manifesto commitment on girls' education.
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.
The Modern Slavery Fund is the Home Office’s £33.5m official development assistance (ODA) fund to support the UK’s goal of reducing the prevalence of modern slavery in countries from which the UK sees a high number of victims. This activity started in 2016/17 and will end in 2020/21. The fund actively contributes to achieving the UN sustainable development goal target 8.7 which calls for “immediate and effective measures to eradicate modern slavery” by 2030. The fund forms part of a UK government commitment to spend £200m of ODA on tackling modern slavery. As part of the Home Office Modern Slavery Fund we are investing £3m in Vietnam, £5m in Nigeria and £2m in Albania. The Modern Slavery Fund also includes an £11m Innovation Fund, which builds the evidence base by supporting projects taking innovative approaches to tackling modern slavery.
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
A programme of law enforcement capacity building activity benefiting ODA countries, which includes technical training and the provision of capability enhancing equipment and supports improved border capacity. More broadly Immigration Enforcement International's (IEI) work in this area promotes improved security system management and reform, including through projects designed to tackle the corruption that both enables irregular/illegal migration and adversely impacts development. Delivered through 27 ODA funded staff based across Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa, South and South East Asia and the Middle East.
This programme aims to support (1) Inclusive economic growth in Egypt through an improved fiscal position, an improved business environment, job creation, and international recognition of the improved quality of governance. (2) Education reform to increase public access to quality education, increase human capital and strengthen economic participation. (3) Government reforms, strengthening civil society, and directly supporting NGOs in order to tackle inequality, marginalisation and extreme poverty. This is an ODA and non-ODA integrated programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone.
This programme is supporting Ukraine’s civil society and the Ukrainian government on a range of conflict management, peace building and recovery programmes. These include support for internally displaced persons, human rights monitoring and helping to build resilience and grassroots capacity amongst conflict-affected communities. This is an ODA and non-ODA integrated programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone.
This programme will support Pakistan to improve citizens’ trust and public confidence in rule of law, especially among the poorest and most vulnerable, including minorities, women and girls. This is an ODA and non-ODA integrated programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone.
This programme aims to support a more effective response by the governments and relevant agencies in the Western Balkans to mitigate the effects of and reduce the permissive environment for serious and organised crime.
The programme aims to support the government’s SOC Strategy, including: to prevent online child sexual exploitation and abuse, build our defences against it, and track down the perpetrators to bring them to justice. This is an ODA and non-ODA integrated programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone.
This programme will support Morocco’s economic development and political, security and justice reform. The programme will support the regionalisation process with a focus on northern Morocco.