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The European Development Fund (EDF) provides support to African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) to eradicate poverty, support sustainable development and integrate ACP countries into the world economy. The project was approved before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, the UK will honour its commitment to the current and previous European Development Funds.
UK contribution to the 18th Replenishment of the World Bank International Development Association (IDA 18)
UK contribution to the 19th Replenishment of the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA 19) proving grant and low interest loans to the World Bank's poorest and least credit worthy clients for the period July 2020 to June 2023.
To reduce poverty by enabling the World Bank to provide grants and low-interest loans that enhance economic opportunities and tackle poverty in poor countries.
Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) Debt Relief to World Bank's International Development Association (IDA)UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
UK contributions to compensate IDA the costs of foregone debt service payments under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI)
The development objective of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project is to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and strengthen national health systems for preparedness in India. This project has six components. 1) The first component, Emergency COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response, aims to slow and limit as much as possible the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in India. 2) The second component, Strengthening National and State health Systems to support Prevention and Preparedness, aims to support the Government of India (GOI) to build resilient health systems to provide core public health, prevention, and patient management functions to manage COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and future disease outbreaks. 3) The third component, Strengthening Pandemic Research and Multi-sector, National Institutions and Platforms for One Health, aims to support research on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by Indian and other global institutions working in collaboration with the ICMR. 4) The fourth component, Community Engagement and Risk Communication, aims to address significant negative externalities expected in the event of a widespread COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and include comprehensive communication strategies. 5) The fifth component, Implementation Management, Capacity Building, Monitoring and Evaluation, aims to support for the strengthening of public structures for the coordination and management of the project would be provided, including Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and state (decentralized) arrangements for coordination of activities, financial management, procurement, and monitoring and evaluation. 6) The sixth component, Contingent Emergency Response Component (CERC) make provision for immediate response to an eligible crisis or health emergency.
The $8 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) accelerates climate action by empowering transformations in clean technology, energy access, climate resilience, and sustainable forests in developing and middle income countries. The CIF’s large-scale, low-cost, long-term financing lowers the risk and cost of climate financing. It tests new business models, builds track records in unproven markets, and boosts investor confidence to unlock additional sources of finance.
The development objective of Green National Highways Corridor Project for India is to demonstrate safe and green National Highway corridors in selected States and enhance the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in mainstreaming safety and green technologies. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Green Highway Corridor Improvement and Maintenance, includes upgradation and maintenance for five years of about seven hundred and eighty three kilometers of selected existing National Highways in the states of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh incorporating green technologies and demonstrating resource efficiency, climate resilience, green and safety aspects. 2) The second component, Institutional Capacity Enhancement, has the following subcomponents: (i) Development and implementation of a Climate Adaptation Policy and guidelines and mainstreaming climate resilience in National Highways design and construction processes; (ii) Development and implementation of policy for reducing emissions from transport services; (iii) Research and Development and mainstreaming green technologies in National Highways design and construction processes; (iv) Development and implementation of guidelines and model documents for mainstreaming safety and green technologies; (v) Mainstreaming safety and green technologies in the development of highways; and (vi) Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution in Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and its implementing agencies. 3) The third component, Road Safety, has the following subcomponents: (i) Support to improve road safety data analytics and highway safety monitoring and implementation; (ii) Support for operationalization of the National Road Safety Board; (iii) Strengthening highway patrol and emergency response along the project highwa
The development objective of the Transmission Efficiency Project for Vietnam is to improve the capacity, efficiency, and reliability of electricity transmission services in selected parts of the electricity transmission network in the territory of the Borrower. The project comprises of three components. The first component, enhancing transmission infrastructure will finance transmission lines and substations at voltage levels of 220 kilovolt (kV) and 500 kV. The component will roughly finance 15 percent of Vietnam's transmission network growth during the period 2015-2020 by targeting key investment needs in major areas of economic development and where transmission overloads are already present or will happen in the very short term given continuous demand growth. The second component, developing smart grid network will support modernization of monitoring, control, and protection equipment in 500 kV and 220 kV substations to improve the reliability of the interconnected power system as a whole and of some bulk-supply points in the distribution network. The third component, capacity building will contribute to the gradual development of national power transmission company (NPT) to become an independent transmission company with revenues from the application of performance-based regulation in the transmission sector and support the efficient implementation of the overall power sector reform.
The development objective of Emergency Health and Nutrition Project for Yemen is to contribute to the provision of basic health and essential nutrition services for the benefit of the population. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Improving Access to Health, Nutrition, and Public Health Services, will support the coverage of the population of Yemen with well‐defined packages of health and nutrition services at both primary health care (PHC) level and first level of referral centers or secondary care. It has the following three subcomponents: (i) Strengthening the Integration of Primary Health Care Model; (ii) Supporting Health and Nutrition Services at the First Level Referral Centers; and (iii) Sustaining the National Health System Preparedness and Public Health Programs. 2) The second component, Project Support, Management, Evaluation and Administration, will support project administration and monitoring and evaluation activities (M and E) to ensure smooth and satisfactory project implementation. 3) The third component, Contingent Emergency Response, aims to improve the country's response capacity in the event of an emergency, following the procedures governed by OP/BP 10.00 paragraph 12 (Rapid Response to Crises and Emergencies).
The objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of targeted dams under the Government's Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and economic activities through priority investments and capacity enhancement. There are three components to the project, the first component being dam safety rehabilitation. This component will be implemented through MARD and the provinces with the aim of improving the safety of irrigation dams through physical rehabilitation of existing infrastructure. The implementation includes two different approaches required for the rehabilitation of small community-managed and large dams. The difference between the two approaches relates not only to the types of works and the regulatory framework involved, but also the institutional and implementation arrangements required to undertake such works and ensure their sustainable operations and maintenance. The second component is the dam safety management and planning. This component will be implemented through MARD, MOIT and MONRE with the aim of improving the planning and operational framework for dam management to safeguard the downstream communities and socio-economic infrastructure. Finally, the third component is the project management support.
The objective of the Program Towards Elimination of Tuberculosis Project is to improve the coverage and quality of TB control interventions in the private and public sector in targeted states of India. Growth has accelerated in the last two quarters to reach 8.2 percent in the first quarter of FY18-2019. This growth was supported by a revival in industrial activity, strong private consumption, and a rise in exports of goods and services. At the same time, the external situation has become less favorable. The current account balance has widened on the account of an increasing trade deficit (on the back of strong import demand and higher oil prices) from 0.7 percent of GDP in FY16-17 to 1.9 percent in FY17-18. Meanwhile, external headwinds, monetary policy ‘normalization’ in the US coupled with recent stress in some Emerging Market Economies, have triggered portfolio outflows from April 2018 onwards, putting additional pressure on the balance of payments. Going forward, growth is projected to reach 7.3 percent in FY18-19 and to firm up thereafter at around 7.5 percent, primarily on account of robust private and public consumption expenditure, a rise in exports of goods and services, and a gradual increase in investments. However, the current account deficit is also projected to remain elevated in FY18-19. Between FY2011-12 and 2015, poverty declined from 21.6 percent to an estimated 13.4 percent at the international poverty line (2011 PPP US dollar 1.90 per person per day), continuing the earlier trend of robust reduction in poverty. Aided by robust economic growth, more than 90 million people escaped extreme poverty and improved their living standards during this period. Despite this success, poverty remains widespread in India. In 2015, with the latest estimates, 176 million Indians were living in extreme poverty while 659 million, or half the population, were below t
The development objective of the Results-Based Operation for Local Bridge Construction and Road Asset Management Project for Vietnam is to improve the road and bridge connectivity for the rural communities of the participating provinces in Vietnam. The operation has two complementary elements - a program using the program-for-results (PforR) instrument, supported by a United States (U.S.) 380.5 million dollars International Development Association (IDA) credit, and technical assistance using the investment project financing (IPF) instrument, supported by a U.S. 4.5 million dollars IDA credit. The PforR program will target improved spending efficiency in the selected provinces through the adoption of sustainable shifts in maintenance policy and budget allocation mechanisms, rather than funding the entire maintenance backlog. The program is designed to incentivize prioritization of road maintenance activities, including both routine and periodic maintenance, as these provide the highest return on funding. The program to be supported by this operation is a results-based approach to operationalize the planned activities in the following two results areas: result area 1, improvement of local accessibility and associated service delivery; and result area 2, improvement of local bridge connectivity to isolated communes.
The objective of the Second National Ganga River Basin Project for India is to reduce point-source pollution from targeted Urban Areas of the Ganga river basin and support the Central Ministry to strengthen the institutional framework for Ganga river basin management. The Project has five components. 1. Institutional Development component has four subcomponents. 1.1. Strengthening of the institutional framework for Ganga basin management subcomponent will provide technical and analytical support for the carrying out of a comprehensive analysis of: (a) the functions and mandates of institutions involved with aspects of Ganga river basin management; (b) the relevant laws and regulations; and (c) possible options for NMCG to operationalize its mandate, all taking into account climate change and gender gaps; 1.2. Development and application of tools to monitor and inform decision-making for river basin management subcomponent provides technical and analytical support for: (a) establishing critical tools to improve river basin management and inform decision-making; (b) carrying out a detailed evidence-based, participatory investigation of environmental flow options, for all river reaches across the Ganga basin where substantial flow regime modification has occurred; and (c) strengthening institutional capacity to collate, manage and share data and information on the Ganga basin, including gender disaggregated data, and to implement strategic communications and outreach. 1.3. Support to strengthen Project States governments and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) capacity for wastewater service delivery and river management subcomponent will focus on: (a) Strengthening the capacity of selected States in studying possible options, roles and responsibility sharing between the parastatal Executing Agency (EA) and participating ULBs for Operations and Maintenance (O and M) arrangement
The development objectives of Andhra Pradesh Health Systems Strengthening Project for India are to improve the quality and responsiveness of public health services and increase access of the population to an expanded package of primary health services. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Improve Quality of Care, aims to focus on improving the quality of care in Community Health Centers (CHCs) and Primary Health Centers (PHCs), which are often the first point of contact in the health system. 2) The second component, Improve Responsiveness of Public Health Services, aims to will complement Component 1 by focusing on making public health services more user-friendly and responsive to peoples feedback, which is a key element of quality. 3) The third component, Increase Access to an Expanded Package of Primary Health Services, aims to focus on expanding the package of services provided at PHCs and Subcenters (SCs) to include Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) screening, risk-stratification and management in addition to strengthening the existing Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services.
The development objectives of the Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Project for Vietnam are to enhance tools for climate-smart planning and improve climate resilience of land and water management practices in selected provinces of the Mekong delta in Vietnam. The project comprises of five components. The first component, enhancing monitoring, analytics, and information systems provides the framework for ensuring the capacity to undertake ‘smart investments and cope with anticipated wide-scale environmental changes. It consists of three sub-components: (i) monitoring systems to enhance Mekong delta knowledge base; (ii) infrastructure and information systems for enhanced decisions; and (iii) mainstreaming climate resilience into planning processes. The second component, managing floods in the upper delta objective is to protect and or reclaim the benefits of controlled flooding (flood retention) measures while increasing rural incomes and protecting high-value assets in An Giang, Kien Giang, and Dong Thap provinces. The third component, adapting to salinity transitions in the delta estuary aims to address the challenges related to salinity intrusion, coastal erosion, sustainable aquaculture, and improved livelihoods for communities living in the coastal areas of Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, and Soc Trang provinces. The fourth component, protecting coastal areas in the Delta Peninsula aims to address the challenges related to coastal erosion, groundwater management, sustainable aquaculture, and improved livelihoods for communities living in the coastal areas of Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, and Kien Giang provinces. The fifth component, project management and implementation supports project management and capacity building for ministry of agriculture and rural development (MARD), ministry of natural resources and environment (MONRE), and the ministry of p
The development objective of the Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project for India are to increase the transmission capacity of electricity network in the state of Jharkhand and strengthen the institutional capacity of state-owned power transmission and distribution utilities. It has three components. First component, Intra-state transmission system strengthening will support the state transmission utility, Jharkhand Urja Sancharan Nigam Limited (JUSNL), in making priority investments in the following two areas: a) Construction of new substations and associated transmission lines, and b) Strengthening scheduling, dispatch and communication systems; Second component, Technical assistance for institutional development and capacity building of JUSNL will continue to build upon the institutional development activities undertaken during project preparation and support implementation of following key activities: a) Improving the organization structure and Delegation of Financial Powers (DoFP), b) Strengthening the project planning, procurement and contract management practices, c) Strengthening FM framework, d) Automating internal business functions like inventory management, payroll management, human resource management etc., e) Appointing Project Management Consultants (PMC) to assist in supervising and monitoring sub-projects under Component 1 of the project; f) Building staff capacity through training, workshops, knowledge exchange visits etc.; Third component, Improving operational efficiency and developing institutional capacity of Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) build upon the institutional development activities undertaken during project preparation and support implementation of JBVNL's action plan to reduce Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses, improve revenue management systems and reduce power procurement costs through following activ
The objective of the University Development of VNU-Hanoi, VNU-HCM, and UD Project for Vietnam is to improve the quality of teaching and research at three targeted national universities. The Project has three components. Component 1: Vietnam National University Development – VNU-Hanoi has three subcomponents. Under subcomponent 1.1. Improved Quality of Teaching and Learning, VNU-HN will construct modern learning and teaching infrastructure and supply cutting-edge equipment for University of Technology (UT) and VNU-HN Center Zone. Under 1.2. Research Excellence and Knowledge Transfer subcomponent, VNU-HN will construct and provide equipment to interdisciplinary and prioritized research laboratories, post-graduate lecture halls and associated infrastructure for the Research Institutes and Center Zone. 2. Vietnam National University Development – VNU-Ho Chi Minh City component has three subcomponents. Under 2.1. Improved Quality of Teaching and Learning subcomponent VNU-HCM will (a) upgrade lecture halls and classrooms, and build simulation labs for the University of Technology, University of Economics and Law, University of Natural Sciences, University of Information Technology, and University of Social Sciences and Humanities, (b) upgrade iGreen building (Software Technology Zone) to DATA Centre, and (c) supply appliances, equipment and technology for the above newly built/upgraded infrastructure. Under 2.2. Research Excellence and Knowledge Transfer subcomponent, priority research areas will be materials science, biotechnology, information technology with focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI), environment and climate change, agriculture, tourism and digital economy for the HCMC and Mekong Delta region; and socio-economic policy analysis and data forecasting for Vietnam. Necessary infrastructure, equipment, technology and other support for the above mentioned research p
The development objective of the Tamil Nadu Health System Reform Program Project for India is to improve quality of care, strengthen management of non‐communicable diseases and injuries, and reduce inequities in reproductive and child health services in Tamil Nadu.The proposed Program contributes to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 and the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice goal of ending preventable deaths and disability through Universal Health Coverage (UHC).The Government wants to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of its current health sector program, and using a Program‐for‐Results (PforR) instrument to support the proposed TNHSRP will provide a much greater focus on outputs and outcomes through better alignment of expenditures and incentives with results.As outlined in Vision 2023, this involves strengthening primary and secondary care centers and upgrading tertiary care hospitals. A special focus is given to Noncommunicable Disease (NCDs) using a two‐pronged strategy: (a) preventing NCDs through population‐based interventions to raise awareness and induce lifestyle changes and (b) improving the capacity for early screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow‐up in health facilities.The Program has three key result areas with a combination of both technical interventions specific to each result area and cross‐cutting interventions that contribute to achieving results across the three result areas. These cross‐cutting interventions aim to strengthen institutions and state capacity and expected outputs or intermediate results in the Program theory of change.The first result area is recognizing that there is no single silver bullet in quality of care, the Program embraces a multipronged approach to quality improvement.The second result area focuses on enhancing the management of NCDs, associated risk factors and injurie