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Increased enrollment and improved learning outcomes, including literacy and numeracy, for girls and the most marginalized in primary and secondary schools of Punjab Province in Pakistan. All government school children (6 million primary, 4 million secondary) and children attending school through the Punjab Education Foundation (around 2.2 million), including 50% girls, will have benefited from UK support in Punjab by March 2021.
This programme in the Ross Fund Portfolio (which focusses on neglected tropical diseases, diseases of emerging resistance and diseases of epidemic potential) will support the development of new products (such as drugs, diagnostics and insecticides) for targeted diseases, including diseases of emerging resistance (that are becoming an increasing threat globally); neglected tropical diseases (that affect over a billion people worldwide); and diseases of epidemic potential (that can rapidly spread if not stopped).
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.
Pioneer Outcomes Funds (POF) - a programme to leverage private finance into high performing development projects using Impact Bonds and other pay-for-outcomes models at scale to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
A multi-donor programme to commission development projects effectively and efficiently using new instruments that facilitate better links between financial markets and providers delivering pay-for-success contracts.
UK Aid Connect is designed to create the form of civil society that DFID needs to meet its objectives and the form of civil society the future requires. By creating diverse coalitions to address complex, inter-dependent policy and practice challenges it answers a market gap widely recognised through the CSPR.
1) Deliver the UK's ambition to be internationally outstanding in global health research, improving the lives of people in LMICs. 2) Create an environment where world-class global health research, focused on the needs of LMICs can thrive. 3) Translate advances in applied global health research into benefits for patients and the public in LMICs. 4) Focus on priority areas which will have the greatest impact on health in LMICs in the short, medium and long term. 5) Provide high quality research evidence to inform decision-making by public health officials, practitioners and policy makers. 6) Increase the volume and quality of multi-disciplinary global health research from the UK. 7) Develop knowledge and capacity within existing UK institutions which can be translated into global health research practice. 8) Retain a level of responsive research capacity to address emerging global health research requirements (Units only).
The project is up to £65 million over five years, to support early stage testing and scale up of innovative technologies and business models that will accelerate access to affordable, clean energy services for poor households and enterprises, especially in Africa. The programme will include: i) partnership with Shell Foundation, enabling support to another 30+ early stage private sector innovations. ii) Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst to stimulate technology innovation by UK enterprises; iii) build other strategic clean energy innovation partnerships (e.g. testing a new ‘P2P Solar’ crowdfunding platform; and scoping a potential new partnership with Gates Foundation on Mission Innovation); iv) skills and expertise development. To support early stage testing and scale up of innovative technologies and business models that will accelerate access to affordable, clean energy services for poor households and enterprises, especially in Africa
Leverages the UK’s unique position as the world’s leading financial centre to increase access to finance for firms and individuals, promoting shared prosperity through inclusive economic growth overseas, and the development of new markets
To promote peace and stability in eastern DRC and support the implementation of the regional Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF)To promote peace and stability in eastern DRC and support the implementation of the regional Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF). It will support national, multilateral and bilateral efforts over the next three to five years to end the cycles of conflict and build lasting peace at local, provincial, national and regional levels in the DRC.
The Prosperity Fund cross-HMG 'Digital Access Programme' is a FCDO-led partnership with 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.
1) Deliver the UK's ambition to be internationally outstanding in global health research, improving the lives of people in LMIC. 2) Create an environment where world-class global health research, focused on the needs of LMIC can thrive. 3) Translate advances in applied global health research into benefits for patients and the public in LMIC. 4) Focus on priority areas which will have the greatest impact on health in LMIC in the short, medium and long term. 5) Provide high quality research evidence to inform decision-making by public health officials, practitioners and policy makers. 6) Increase the volume and quality of multi-disciplinary global health research from the UK. 7) Develop knowledge and capacity within existing UK institutions which can be translated into global health research practice.
This programme will investigate how to rapidly accelerate a transition from biomass to genuinely "clean" cooking, i.e. with electric or gas.
To strengthen the effectiveness of growth enhancing public investment in Ethiopia in order to promote outward orientated, manufacturing-led inclusive growth. The project will finance the provision of technical assistance to Government of Ethiopia ministries and agencies linked to energy, trade logistics and urban development. The beneficiaries of the project will be the Ethiopian population through increased jobs and access to investment related services.
To achieve conditions for infrastructure investment in developing countries that both supports economic growth and is low-carbon. The programme does this by providing tools and evidence that supports investment decision takers in countries in Africa and Asia take an integrated and climate compatible approach about deployment of critical infrastructure capital. With a focus on energy and transport the research addresses how the design of physical infrastructure, regulatory and market systems can promote decarbonisation and how different infrastructure systems interact and can evolve to secure low carbon futures.
DFID will pursue actions globally to improve land rights protection to: help ensure women and men enjoy legally recognised, secure property and tenure rights. To Improve information and knowledgeto facilitate the provision of clear, transparent land related information and knowledge, enabling rights to be identified, understood and protected. To improve private sector investment through the development and rollout of a standardized investment risk assessment methodology and implementation of best practice in land governance.
An increased number of poor people, in particular women and children will receive better quality and more affordable, or free, health services as a result of Non-State Actors (for profit and not for profit private sector, civil society organisations and faith based organisations) playing a more effective role working as part of a health system. This will form part of DFIDs work towards tackling MDG 4 and 5 in particular
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.
This project will improve public financial management in Tanzania by enabling better allocation of public resources and more efficient and effective public expenditure. This will be achieved through supporting government to improve fiscal and tax policies, enhance public capital spending and strengthen budget management, financial accountability and oversight. The project will support key government entities in Tanzania including the Ministry of Finance & Planning, National Audit Office, Tanzania Revenue Authority, Parliamentary Oversight Bodies, President’s Office – Regional and Local Government, Regional Administrations and Local Government Authorities. It will also support research and policy advocacy think tanks working on economic governance issues. The ultimate beneficiaries will be citizens and businesses in Tanzania who will benefit from improved services that may result from more efficient and effective use of financial resources.
DFID is committed to generating evidence on how to address the toughest challenges in the hardest places. In support of this, Building an Evidence Base on Humanitarian Protection of People Affected by Conflict (BEPAC), will improve our understanding of the risks people affected by conflict face, and what can be done to avoid/reduce and mitigate against them. Through studying the effectiveness of interventions that seek to improve the protection of persons affected by conflict, and improving our understanding of what factors increase or decrease rights violations, evidence will be generated to inform more effective programming and policy. Click on component tab for more details.
This programme will help to deliver the strategic goals of DFID’s Digital Strategy, which aims to harness digital technology to deliver on the SDGs. The programme budget is £18.5 million between 2019-20 to 2023-24. Delivery will primarily be through the Digital Impact Alliance, housed within the UN Foundation. There is a separate pillar to finance complementary policy research and advice activities with other partners, including Digital Pathways at Oxford, as well as a learning and evaluation pillar. The programme will identify, trial and institutionalise good practice and common standards for digital development work. It will deliver sustainable and reusable digital products which create new or improved services; replicable business and partnership models to increase the use of digital products and data; data-driven policy-making tools and products to inform and advance transformation; and training offerings and skills-building tools to improve investments in digital technologies.