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FCDO Prosperity Fund: Overseas Development Assistance (ODA)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

FCDO Prosperity Fund: Overseas Development Assistance (ODA)

Programme Id GB-GOV-3-PF
Start date 2016-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £37,951,860.87

Brazil Prosperity Fund programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The Programme aims to increase productivity in Brazil to renew economic growth and reduce poverty, by reducing costs and stimulating competition and innovation. Through the UK’s £56 million investment over 3 years, the Prosperity Fund will work in energy, green finance, future cities, and trade to support Brazil. Energy A single UK-Brazil energy partnership will deliver the programme. It will provide a focal point for the UK support on energy regulation, policy making, research and development, and innovation. The programme will support Brazil to: meet international standards and best practices make regulatory reforms to enable the transition to a low carbon economy promote diversification and tackle market failures to boost investment It will increase institutional capacity of regulators, policy makers and operators and improve integration between them. Green Finance The programme will support the establishment of Brazil’s first ‘green investment vehicle’ within a Brazilian development bank, like the UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB). It aims to develop a new Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) framework for development banks in Brazil to design sustainable infrastructure projects to attract private investment. Future Cities The programme aims to advance sustainable urban development through smart city technologies in mobility and water, areas in which the UK excels. The programme will support transport and water management innovations through a smart city approach to reduce poverty and increase sustainable economic growth. Trade The programme builds on Brazil’s efforts to facilitate trade and integrate into global markets as a source of growth. It aims to support Brazil’s economic development and create jobs. It will do this by reducing the costs of trade and time of transactions, and increasing participation of Brazilian smaller businesses in global value chains.

Programme Id GB-GOV-3-PF-BRB
Start date 2016-5-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £35,254,240

China Prosperity Fund programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Through the Prosperity Fund the UK works with China to address big global challenges, and promote sustainable economic growth while creating business opportunities. In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Prosperity Fund enables the UK to work with China in addressing the biggest global challenges, such as climate change. The Prosperity Fund is also used to promote the conditions for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, while creating opportunities for international business, including UK companies. The China Prosperity Fund programme covers 4 areas: China’s business environment The programme will support progress towards a stronger rule of law including clearer judicial processes, dispute resolution and protection of intellectual property. This ultimately aims to lead to an improved, fairer business environment in which UK firms can operate. Financial services The programme will promote financial sector reform, employing policy and private sector expertise to: better regulate the Chinese financial sector build a more gender and socially inclusive economy enable UK and international businesses to enter the growing Chinese pensions and insurance markets Energy and low carbon The programme will match China’s specific areas for reform and change with UK energy and low carbon strengths, reducing global emissions by accelerating China’s energy transition. Infrastructure in third countries The programme will support and raise environmental and social standards in growth-enhancing Chinese-led infrastructure projects in developing countries in Africa and Asia, through promoting UK and international best practice in design, engineering, financial, professional and legal services.

Programme Id GB-GOV-3-PF-CHP
Start date 2016-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £50,305,364

Colombia Prosperity Fund programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The UK Prosperity Fund for Colombia is designed to support economic development, unlock economic opportunities and drive growth in the country’s post-conflict and conflict-affected regions.

Programme Id GB-GOV-3-PF-COB
Start date 2016-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £23,350,415

Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The project will establish a Centre of Excellence for Impact Evaluation. The Centre will provide a range of services to strengthen the evidence base for what does or does not work in international development. It will address gaps in existing evaluation practice areas, and maximise the effectiveness of UK funded international development by delivering high quality policy relevant studies of specific programmes and themes and by providing technical and policy advice to FCDO and developments partners on better use of impact evaluation as well as developing and testing new and innovative approaches to impact evaluation.

Programme Id GB-1-203569
Start date 2013-9-19
Status Implementation
Total budget £11,949,050

The Evidence Fund - 300708

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The Evidence Fund procures and manages research and evaluations that primarily benefit ODA eligible countries. Most research and evaluations paid for by the Evidence Fund are country-specific, and all respond to requests for evidence to inform programme or policy decisions. Primarily serving research requests from HMG’s Embassies and High Commissions in ODA eligible countries, and from HMG policy and strategy teams, the Evidence Fund strengthens the evidence behind the UK’s priority international development investments and development diplomacy. The Evidence Fund also invests modest amounts of non-ODA, to strengthen the evidence behind wider UK foreign policy.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300708
Start date 2020-5-30
Status Implementation
Total budget £46,865,834

International Development Support Project

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To engage with China on developmental issues on international poverty reduction in order to develop a shared agenda on innovative activities that expose aid practitioners to new and effective approaches to international development, including addressing demand from other developing countries for lessons from China's development experience.

Programme Id GB-1-203174
Start date 2012-2-2
Status Implementation
Total budget £9,031,025

Evaluation Quality Assurance and Learning Service 2 - EQUALS 2

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

This programme will provide independent, high quality efficient and effective advice and assurance throughout the programme cycle to ensure that Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds are used for undertaking high quality monitoring, evaluation and learning that meets the evolving needs in development. Other ODA spending government departments can access it to ensure evaluations of their programmes are of a high enough quality to be published. Monitoring and evaluations can provide accountability for tax-payers money and enable learning and new evidence generation to inform current and future policy and programming across UK and other Governments. It will additionally be open to some Non ODA evaluations within FCDO for the same quality assurance and assistance.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-301050
Start date 2022-1-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £4,280,962

Partnership with the Development Research Centre on Knowledge for Development Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To contribute to more effective development and poverty reduction policies that will benefit poor people in developing countries through improved knowledge on China’s experience and approach in relation to those of other countries.

Programme Id GB-1-204737
Start date 2015-3-24
Status Implementation
Total budget £3,023,584

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