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The project aims to address the ongoing needs of over 800000 Rohingya refugees, who were displaced by the Myanmar military in August 2017. UK support provides food aid to around one million of them since the influx in August 2017, improved shelter for 400,000 families and clean water and sanitation for over 300,000 people. They also get cooking gas to stop the destruction of forest for firewood. Over 500,000 people will also be supported for sexual and reproductive health and over one million people with other health services. The vulnerable Bangladeshi communities, who host them will also get support. Thus, both groups will lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives. The project will also strengthen disaster preparedness and help to reduce the cost for disaster response through a joint UN and civil-society programme. Around 500,000 people will get timely and cost-effective aid following disasters.
To improve primary and secondary education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by providing up to £283.2million in technical assistance, financial aid and infrastructure which aims to benefit all primary and lower secondary children in the province by 2020.This programme targets primary enrolment specifically girl child enrolment and female literacy which contributes towards Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 5. The programme is directly supporting 257,808 children to gain quality education.
To improve the incomes and nutrition status of over 1.63 million poor people in Burma by promoting resilient livelihoods and food security food security through agricultural commercialisation and climate smart agriculture, financial inclusion, business and skills development, and targeted nutrition support to mothers and children in the ‘One thousand day’ window between conception and a child’s second birthday.
Establish partnerships with local & central government, communities and businesses to support the (i) districts effected by the Earthquake to “build back better” including leading to more resilient (including climate resilient) infrastructure and institutions; (ii) the most vulnerable recover their livelihoods and assets; and (iii) the Government of Nepal to plan for and manage the response to the earthquake.
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.
To achieve better security and access to justice for at least 1.85 million people, including over 1 million women and girls.
This programme will focus DFID economic development assistance to the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs) in the areas of water, electricity, access & movement and trade, and fiscal losses and customs. Programme activities will support institutional capacity building and infrastructure development, working closely with the Palestinian Authority and Government of Israel. The overarching goal is to support economic growth and job creation in the OPTs.
To strengthen security and justice institutions by providing basic training to police and equipping police and justice agencies with basic infrastructure and skill sets; improving management systems; and developing legal institutions including the district courts in the new federal member states and the ministries of justice at the Federal and member state level.
“To increase access to clean energy through the creation of environmentally and economically sustainable electric mini-grid systems for small remote rural communities in Sierra Leone by 2020. This is expected to directly benefit around 360,000 people in rural Sierra Leone, and indirectly help up to 1.8 million people access low carbon electricity. This will add more than 10 Mega Watts (MW) to the country’s power generation capacity of an estimated average peak demand requirement of 300-500 MW. There will be a welfare increase in rural communities in terms of saved fuel costs, improved health and education outcomes, improved communications and access to information and health and safety. The project will also result in a significant reduction in Sierra Leone’s future Green House Gas emissions through supported private investment in the installation and operation of renewably-powered mini-grids’”.
To improve inter-communal harmony and to participate effectively in the peace process by increasing the capacity of civil society, women, youths, religious and ethnic communities through the Paung Sie Facility (PSF), Local Insights Service (LIS) and Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU). It gives partners the organisational strengths necessary to do this work themselves in the longer term. The programme also supports greater sensitivity in government, investor and donor policy and practice to inter-communal and other conflict dynamics
To provide rapid, specialist, expertise and transportation for the UN to enable a more effective and better coordinated response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen from 2017 onwards
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.
To increase access to improved, affordable and sustainable electricity supply for human development and wealth creation in Sierra Leone by 2018. through a combination of interventions supporting hard infrastructure, institutional reform and operational improvement.
To support the global movement ‘Scaling Up Nutrition’ (SUN) in building countries' leadership, planning, learning and accountability in nutrition, with a focus on the critical first 1000 days of a child’s life.To support the global movement ‘Scaling Up Nutrition’ (SUN) in building countries' leadership, planning, learning and accountability in nutrition, with a focus on the critical first 1000 days of a child’s life.
To support developing countries use trade to achieve economic growth and poverty reduction. The programme will provide analytical, evidence-based research, and trade diagnostics tools and databases. The programme activities aim to build the trade capacity in 72 developing countries to better integrate into the global trading system in order to enhance their economic development. The research and knowledge will support developing countries to gain access to global markets as well as inform policy making decisions contributing to achieving poverty reduction, integral to DFID’s Economic Development Strategy. The programme will also provide financial and technical support to develop sustainable trade strategies that will have a positive impact on poor people’s lives through the promotion of private sector development and job opportunities.
Building the foundations for sustainable government and business action on nutrition by strengthen the role of civil society, government and business accountability, by improving government food systems policy and helping leverage business investments in nutrition.
To support the delivery of better social, governance and economic statistics within Somalia to ensure that UK Aid is delivered to appropriate priorities and that wider development planning is increasingly informed by evidence that will allow the Somali authorities to have the evidence to determine the right priorities and level of investments to address the health, education, security and economic needs of the population of Somalia
This programme will benefit up to 50,000 families through seismic retrofitting of damaged houses across earthquake affected districts in Nepal. This will improve resilience to future earthquakes as well as generating significant savings in costs and carbon emissions compared to full housing reconstruction. The programme will build the capacity of the Government of Nepal, skilled masons and engineers to retrofit homes, an approach that can be replicated in other, highly vulnerable regions of Nepal, such as the West.
The programme will fund the Access Coordination Unit and the Materials Monitoring Unit to ensure that humanitarian organisations have access to those in need, and so that the materials needed for reconstruction in Gaza are available. The ACU provides operational support to humanitarian agencies to ensure access permits are issued for personnel and goods across the OPTs, to enable these vital resources to reach the most vulnerable. The Materials Monitoring Unit aims to facilitate timely access of large amounts of construction materials into Gaza so that housing and infrastructure destroyed or damaged during the Gaza conflict in the summer of 2014 can be repaired and rebuilt. The UK seeks to support the rebuilding of Gaza as a humanitarian imperative, to alleviate shelter and basic service needs which were exacerbated by the 2014 conflict, to stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty.
As Nepal transitions to a federal republic, DFID will set up Provincial Coordination Units (PCUs) to build relationships with the new provincial and local Governments; develop an understanding of their needs and the political context they work in; coordinate DFID programmes in the province and link the provincial and local Governments with technical assistance through existing programmes to support the newly elected officials to create effective, accountable and inclusive institutions. The PCUs will ensure that DFID has the political understanding required to enable DFID’s current and future programmes to operate effectively within the new system.