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Accelerating Ethiopia's Economic Transformation

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To provide support to Ethiopian Government for its industrialization agenda that focuses on light manufacturing, priority sectors, financial deepening and investment climate.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300702

Start Date:

2020-03-27

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£27,200,000


Land Investment for Transformation UP - LIFT UP

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

LIFT UP seeks to bring transformative, systemic and sustainable change in Ethiopia’s land administration and market systems in four regions (Amhara, Oromia, Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR)). It will - Improve land policy and planning - to support the development and implementation of inclusive, transparent and fair land proclamations, policies, regulations and procedures, at federal and regional levels and covering both rural and urban areas; - Deliver a sustainable land system - include the certification of 14 million additional parcels and capacity development of the rural and urban land administration system; - Improve social inclusion, dispute resolution and income - for farmers including women and vulnerable groups to translate their land tenure security into higher productivity, empowerment and wellbeing including 1.2 million small-holder farmers increasing their income by at least 15%

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300703

Start Date:

2020-02-24

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£20,817,100


Advanced Coffee Crop Optimisation for Rural Development (ACCORD)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

ACCORD will improve the livelihoods and incomes of smallholder coffee farmers in Rwanda and Kenya, by delivering advice from satellite Earth Observation to help them make significant improvements to crop quality and yield. This allows farmers to achieve higher incomes for their work, improving quality of life for their families. Coffee is the second most traded commodity globally, with revenues directly benefitting farmers in developing countries. Despite this, in Kenya and Rwanda 67% and 80% of people respectively live in poverty, including most smallholder coffee farmers. Unpredictable weather, pests, diseases, nutrient depletion and other factors limit earning potential by hitting coffee quality and quantity. Coffee farmers must make 25-30 critical decisions per year, such as whether and when to apply fertilisers, pesticides or fungicides, mostly by guesswork. Correct advice makes a huge difference to the effectiveness of their decisions and enables increases in income. The increase in income justifies commercial service provision, ensuring sustainability. ACCORD provides farmers with access to timely, geo-targeted advice through a simple mobile application. The unique and proven method employed by the consortium combines high detail mapping satellite imagery, regular medium resolution satellite imagery and ground observations along with a custom high resolution localised weather forecast model, in a cost-effective manner. All the data is integrated and analysed then advice is provided through an agronomic advice platform made accessible to networks of agronomists and farmers. Access to this highest quality advice is not available at scale through any other method.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-GCRF-UKSA_KE-RW_UKSA-13

Start Date:

2018-01-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£2,939,537.75


EcoProMIS 2.0: Ecological Productivity Management Information System (EcoProMIS) for oil palm and rice in Colombia

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

EcoProMIS or Ecological Production Management Information System is an ambitious project to improve the sustainability of rice production systems in Colombia. It will create “Knowledge for Free and Decisions for a Fee” to increase productivity and profitability of crop production while limiting environmental impact and optimising the socio-economic conditions of stakeholders. Colombian farmers, including smallholders, are looking to improve productivity and stabilise incomes. This is essential to allow them to compete globally and improve their livelihoods, whilst responding to climate change and reducing environmental impact. The project also engages farmers through outreach programmes and training to develop their understanding and skills on how crop management affects productivity, income and sustainable ecosystems. EcoProMIS is creating a platform that processes big data sets collected per field, grower and location in deep knowledge of related economic, social, technical and environmental processes with the help of machine learning, crop modelling and A.I.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-GCRF-GCRF-INTPART-UKSA-GCRF-INTPART-CALL-2-UKSA_C2_07AB

Start Date:

2019-10-24

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£2,187,239.53


Peatland Assessment in SE Asia by Satellite (PASSES)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Tropical forest fires affect 20 million+ people in SE Asia, leading to significant deteriorations in public health and associated premature mortalities. Fires also contribute substantially to global CO2 emissions and other widespread negative environmental impacts. Many fires occur over drained peatland areas. Climate change and existing land use trends mean that, without intervention, peat fire frequency and impact are expected to increase. The only long-term intervention is to retain the natural hydrology of intact peat swamp forests and raise water levels in disturbed areas. However, the costs of restoring and maintaining peat condition across huge peatland areas (~250K km2 in SE Asia) are enormous. The planning and prioritisation of such activities, as well as monitoring intervention effectiveness, is therefore vital. Furthermore, better observations of peat condition also enable improved understanding of the delivery of peatland ecosystem services. Satellite observations of peat condition can play a hugely valuable role in peatland monitoring, but currently are under-exploited. A recent advance in satellite interferometric SAR (InSAR) data processing by University of Nottingham (UoN) shows a remarkable capability to map peat condition (via vertical displacement), even when under a forest canopy. The PASSES project will combine this capability with information derived from conventional satellite measurement techniques to develop a comprehensive peatland monitoring service. PASSES will also demonstrate that wide area, routine, comprehensive monitoring of peatland can now also be cost effective, through exploitation of freely available, continuous observations from satellites through the EU Copernicus programme and exploitation of emerging industrial hosted processing capabilities

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-GCRF-UKSA_ID-MY_UKSA-08

Start Date:

2018-02-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£2,024,963.47


EO4 Cultivar

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Earth observation (EO) can provide timely field-scale crop observations into the high value Latin American agricultural market. However, whilst there are sources of free and commercial satellite imagery, there isn’t the capability to process and rapidly deliver the necessary crop observation data to growers and advisory services in Latin America. EO4cultivar addresses this gap. Working with commercial and government stakeholders in Colombia, Peru and Paraguay EO4cultivar is developing a subscription service called Agri-track; a suite of crop monitoring and forecasting products. Near real-time metrics for use in crop production, agronomy and business intelligence are automatically generated at field scale. This includes metrics for predicting and monitoring growth stage, harvest timing and yield potential for growing conditions and identifying crop health problems. This information might be for individual fields, multiple farms, regional or national areas and reflects the demand for timely decision support tools to improve crop production, strategic analysis, sustainable farming practices and risk management. Case studies provide new information describing agricultural landscapes. Web-based maps enable local stakeholders to view the ecosystems services provided by land (e.g. water regulation). Opportunities for nature-based land management interventions to support sustainable agricultural production and biodiversity conservation are identified. Three fully funded PhDs at UK Universities provide capacity building for Latin American students from partner countries to develop their remote sensing skills and generate new knowledge from earth observation satellites. Project objectives: • Help key growers in Peru and Colombia to improve yield. • Provision of crop information services to make the supply chain more resilient. • Improve the way Peru and Colombia undertake sustainable farming practices. • Capacity building and continued innovation from EO by supporting 3 PhDs.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-GCRF-UKSA_PE_UKSA-036

Start Date:

2017-03-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£1,959,703.45


Crop Observation, Management and Production Analysis Services System (COMPASS)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

The project consortium is working with CIMMYT and COLPOS in Mexico and with INTA in Argentina to help smallholder farmers growing wheat, sugar cane and maize to improve crop management. Mexican & Argentinian farmers need to improve crop productivity and stabilise their incomes to facilitate rural community economic development. The tool developed by this project will help farmers to identify factors that cause the yield gap between crop potential and actual field performance. The project provides customer-specific decision support tools to help growers, including smallholders, improve their technical, environmental and financial performance. The project will also provide commercial information support, following the trials that are underway, to advisory services, agribusiness, farmer cooperatives, crop insurers and governments to create a long-term income stream to support Rezatec’s provision of these services.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-GCRF-UKSA_MX_UKSA-041

Start Date:

2016-12-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,052,099.29


Deforestation prevention with land-use monitoring and valuation in Cote d'Ivoire

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

The project’s aim is to alleviate two key development problems in Côte d’Ivoire: rural poverty, which afflicts more than half of the rural population; and deforestation for economic development, which has led to the loss of 80% of the country’s natural forests. It will contribute to efforts to reduce poverty and protect forests by developing tools that help policy-makers preserve and expand forests to the greatest benefits of rural communities, and to integrate relatively unproductive smallholders into more valuable global supply chains. Three tools have been created: • Land use inventory that classifies and differentiates physical surface cover types. • Natural capital valuation framework that informs national reforestation and forest protection strategies, and supports the extension of sustainable supply chains. This will integrate the land-use inventory with other economic information on the value of production and eco-systems services to map the value of land under different uses, recorded in a natural capital accounting balance sheet. • Forest disturbance early warning system to tighten enforcement of land-use rules. These will drive two key outcomes: improved monitoring and enforcement efforts that prevent forest loss and prioritise afforestation; and better targeted support to local economic development and sustainable supply chains through Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes. All three tools represent substantial improvements upon what is currently available, but the real benefit of the project lies in their combination and close integration into policy and regulatory activity. The tools initially covered an area in the south west of Côte d’Ivoire covered by the Emissions Reduction Programme (ERP) initiative. The ERP region was chosen as it contains much of the country’s remaining natural forest and is the focus of the development of sustainable supply chains and PES schemes in the country. The project has now been extended to cover the whole country.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-GCRF-UKSA_CI_UKSA-047

Start Date:

2016-11-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£1,129,050.62


Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

An estimated 40% of the world’s crops are lost to pests (including insects, mites and plant pathogens), impacting on the ability of smallholder farmers to feed their families and also affecting international trade and food supply chains. By alerting them to the potential presence of pests, this project aims to enable farmers to manage outbreaks more effectively using Integrated Pest Management methods. These techniques have many advantages, such as the reduction of the use of inappropriate pesticides that lead to human and environmental benefits as well as reducing spend on unnecessary spraying.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-GCRF-UKSA_NS_UKSA-031

Start Date:

2016-10-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£6,390,198.57


Tata Value Housing

CDC Group plc

Investment by CDC in Tata Value Housing. Construction is crucial for jobs, employing 16% of India’s workforce, with 58% of that in housing.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F312501

Start Date:

2016-05-11

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Garden City

CDC Group plc

An equity investment by CDC into Garden City. Garden City is a mixed-used development comprising retail, office and residential components in Nairobi, Kenya. The project will create over 650 direct jobs during the construction phase and over 800 more once completed. The development also aims to contribute to improving skills for workers and local firms involved in the development of the project.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F307101

Start Date:

2013-12-19

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Actis Sunrise Development Limited

CDC Group plc

An equity investment by CDC into Actis Sunrise Development Limited which is developing The Exchange - a mixed-use office, hotel, residential and retail precinct in Accra. The project will create additional direct and indirect employment during the construction and operational phases. It will also help increase business opportunities to local subcontractors, property service companies and suppliers of other goods and services.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F306301

Start Date:

2013-11-26

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Lebanon Municipal Services Programme Phase 3

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To deliver enhanced services in municipalities in areas of Lebanon hosting large numbers of refugees from Syria. The services will create jobs, unlock economic opportunities and respond to the needs of vulnerable communities.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300746

Start Date:

2019-06-11

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£31,500,000


Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, 2014-2021

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To improve the lives of the Afghan people by providing financial support to improve the Government of Afghanistan’s capability to implement development projects and reforms. This will benefit people in all provinces of Afghanistan by improving access to basic services, infrastructure, governance and community representation. This supports the SDGs through a range of interventions, and will remain the main mechanism for coordinated donor support to Afghanistan for many years to come.

Project identifier:

GB-1-204158

Start Date:

2014-11-13

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£730,000,000


Provincial and Local Governance Support Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To strengthen local democracy in Nepal by supporting political devolution and the transition to federalism following promulgation of a new Constitution in 2015.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300009

Start Date:

2019-12-13

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£25,299,999


Land Governance for Economic Development

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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.

Project identifier:

GB-1-204252

Start Date:

2014-08-08

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£38,375,239


Support to Bangladesh’s National Urban Poverty Reduction Programme (NUPRP)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Improvement in the integration of poor communities into municipal planning, budgeting and management, with a particular focus on women and girls and climate resilience; piloting of options for scale up and lesson learning at national level to inform overall urban policy and poverty reduction

Project identifier:

GB-1-203491

Start Date:

2016-02-09

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£60,150,001


Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The UK will provide up to £165m over 5 years in two phases of £82.5m. The programme will provide technical support on city and regional interventions in 3 focus countries, Myanmar, Uganda and Zambia resulting in increased inclusive economic growth and job creation. The interventions will help city economies to become more productive, deliver access to reliable, affordable, renewable power for businesses and households, and strengthen investment into infrastructure services, including from the UK.

Project identifier:

GB-1-205222

Start Date:

2017-06-22

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£165,879,591


The Evidence Fund - 300708

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The Evidence Fund - a demand responsive programme designed to procure and manage country and country-specific research and evaluations that will inform policy and programming decisions. The programme will strengthen the evidence base and apply lessons across a broad range of operationally relevant themes across international development priorities, working closely with customers in country offices, policy and strategy teams to achieve x-HMG objectives.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300708

Start Date:

2020-07-30

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£10,705,531


Climate Action for a Resilient Asia

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

A Technical Assistance facility will build capacity of national and subnational governments and vulnerable communities to integrate climate resilience into government-wide policy and planning and also work with the private sector, banks and financial regulators to support the integration of climate-related risks into investment decisions. A portion of the programme budget will be earmarked for coordinated policy work and regional cooperation in specific sectors or themes which require a regional approach where we have existing successful regional partnerships which can be scaled up, and or there is demand from country offices for a multi-country approach. Enable management of the programme including monitoring and evaluation, research, knowledge dissemination, communication, advisory support to country offices if required.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-301000

Start Date:

2022-02-23

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£274,149,999




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