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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 $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.
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.
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.;
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.
This programme in the Ross Fund Portfolio (which focusses on neglected tropical diseases, diseases of emerging resistance and diseases of epidemic potential) will contribute to existing and/or new pooled funding mechanisms and research platforms in partnership with other funders, that cover research and development for the targeted epidemic diseases. This includes support to accelerate research and development for disease outbreaks with the goal of preventing epidemics and saving lives and, support to develop better evidence about outbreak diseases, to inform more effective preparedness and response activities, in order to save lives, and to avert/mitigate the impact of diseases outbreaks.
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.
To meet the most urgent humanitarian needs of conflict and disaster affected populations through provision of life-saving assistance and contribute to resilience building of benefitting households to withstand shocks.
The programme will provide monthly cash support to the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families to help cover essential expenditures including food, shelter and healthcare over 24 months.
To support the achievement of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development though contributing to the $7.5bn capital increase of the World Bank Group’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. DFID’s intervention combines financial support and continued policy engagement to help in ensuring that the IBRD delivers on our shared objectives, including increasing development finance and leveraging expertise for sustainable economic development in middle income countries, and increasing ambition to Global Public Goods, such as climate finance. Pending formal adoption of this package by Governors and agreement by the UK Parliament, the UK is expected to contribute around £219million to IBRD, which is subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Improved Micro Small and Medium Enterprise access to appropriate financial services translating into higher economic benefits for state, and poor and marginalised groups, in Pakistan
To provide a government led effective health system that will deliver improved access to quality health services across eight states in South Sudan with a specific focus on reducing maternal and child mortality. The Health Pooled Fund (HPF3) will reduce maternal and under-five mortality rates in South Sudan, through (i) the delivery of a basic package of health and nutrition services; (ii) promoting community engagement in health as a public good and (iii) supporting local health systems stabilisation.
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.
The programme will provide emergency life-saving assistance to the large influxes of refugees arriving in Uganda, build resilience among refugees and their host communities to reduce Uganda’s humanitarian burden, and deliver on UK Humanitarian Reform priorities. It will support the UK in its leadership role to develop new approaches to protracted crises and in delivering on the New York Declaration’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, with regional and global impact.
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.;
To save lives, reduce suffering and improve economic prospects for the poorest and most vulnerable in Nigeria through: i. Encouraging Government of Nigeria to increase resources invested in health (through advocacy, community accountability; and data to inform government prioritisation using a “delivery” approach, as used successfully in Pakistan) ii. Improving effectiveness and efficiency of public and private basic health services (through innovative financing mechanisms, strengthening health systems and working with private sector to deliver affordable health services for the poorest populations) iii. Reducing total fertility rate (through addressing social norms, demographic impact analysis, and support to family planning commodities and services).