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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

Enterprise and Assets Growth Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

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. EAGR programme will also contribute to the UK government commitment to respond to the challenges and opportunities of climate change by making green investments in SMEs within Pakistan which is an ODA eligible country.

Programme Id GB-1-202495
Start date 2014-5-12
Status Implementation
Total budget £147,653,906

CAFEF – Conflict-Affected and Fragile Economies Facility

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To increase growth, jobs and incomes in fragile and conflict-affected states globally by providing political risk insurance to facilitate more foreign investment, leading to reduced poverty and increased stability. This will result in up to $180 million of additional foreign direct investment and the creation of up to 1800 direct jobs.

Programme Id GB-1-203331
Start date 2014-1-28
Status Implementation
Total budget £20,000,000

Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Initiative: Support through the International Finance Corporation scaling up of commercial banks' lending to Small and Medium Enterprises in DFID targeted developing countries in Africa and Asia, with a focus on FCAS.

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The Initiative will support scaling up of lending to small and medium enterprises through partnership with mainstream commercial banks, leasing companies and other non-banking finance companies in DFID priority countries. The Initiative will provide banks with risk sharing mechanisms, technical assistance and advisory services as well as improved credit history information and referencing in support of scaling up their financing to small and medium enterprises.

Programme Id GB-1-202935
Start date 2012-2-20
Status Implementation
Total budget £74,999,998

Centre for Disaster Protection (CDP)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To protect poor and vulnerable people, save lives and help developing countries to get back on their feet more quickly after a disaster by working with governments to strengthen planning, embed early action, and use “risk financing” tools like insurance and contingent credit to finance more cost-effective, rapid and reliable response to emergencies. It aims to empower governments to build resilience to natural disasters and climate change, and take ownership of their risks, with more assistance delivered through pre-financed government-led systems. Funded by the UK Government Prosperity Fund until April 2021.

Programme Id GB-1-205231
Start date 1900-1-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £76,622,619

Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA) Platform

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To drive inclusive growth through a combination of grants and development capital investments that build financial markets and institutions. The programme delivers ambitious multi-country activities and focused, local interventions which seek to strengthen capital markets, promote financial innovation, and help Africa finance a greener future.

Programme Id GB-1-205238
Start date 1900-1-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £442,761,564

UK support for Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The objective of We-Fi is to address financial and non-financial constraints faced by women-owned/led small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in countries and territories that are eligible for assistance through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and the International Development Association (IDA). The We-Fi aims to achieve this by addressing financial and non-financial constraints faced by women-owned/led small and medium firms, through mobilizing more than $1 billion in commercial and international financial institution finance for entities that provide women entrepreneurs with access to debt; equity; venture capital; insurance products; capacity building; networks and mentors; and opportunities to link with domestic and global markets; and for governments to improve the business environment for women-owned/led SMEs.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300560
Start date 2018-2-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £3,700,000

India Infrastructure Policy Fund

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To help the Government of India to improve the policy and regulatory framework, and to create financing solutions for infrastructure projects, including by leveraging foreign investment in infrastructure. This will lead to at least 8 Public Private Partnership studies to enhance leveraging of private investment in the sector.

Programme Id GB-1-203908
Start date 2013-7-18
Status Implementation
Total budget £5,244,290

Global Risk Financing Programme [GRiF]

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To save lives and reduce the impacts of shocks, like droughts, hurricanes and floods through enabling earlier and more effective response and faster recovery. It provides finance to support governments and humanitarian agencies to use risk financing instruments, like insurance and contingent credit, to access more rapid finance in emergencies, and to strengthen preparedness of local systems for disaster response and recovery. It will focus on disasters, but will develop over time to cover a wider range of risks, including famine.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300751
Start date 2019-1-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £138,370,055

African Risk Capacity (ARC)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To support a parametric (index-based) weather risk insurance pool that will provide participating African countries with predictable, quick-disbursing funds with which to implement pre-defined contingency response plans in the case of a drought.

Programme Id GB-1-203469
Start date 2014-1-7
Status Implementation
Total budget £82,505,835

CLARE - CLimate And REsilience Framework Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To develop new, more demand responsive evidence, innovation and capacity to enable developing country governments and communities to better address climate change challenges and opportunities and develop more effective disaster risk management and recovery. The programme will support research to improve our understanding of weather and climate systems across African and the likely impacts of future change. It will also support research and innovation focused on low-carbon and climate resilient technology as well as help strengthen local capacity to do and use cutting edge climate research and evidence for development.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300126
Start date 2018-12-23
Status Implementation
Total budget £146,909,153

Climate Public Private Partnership Programme (CP3)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

CP3 aims to demonstrate that climate friendly investments in developing countries, including in renewable energy, water, energy efficiency and forestry are not only ethically right but also commercially viable. It aims to attract new forms of finance such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds into these areas by creating two commercial private equity funds of funds which will invest in subfunds and projects in developing countries, creating track records of investment performance which should in turn encourage further investments and accelerate the growth of investment in climate.

Programme Id GB-1-201733
Start date 1900-1-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £51,358,417

Mobilising Institutional Capital Through Listed Product Structures

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

FCDO seeks to support the development of new products that have the ambition to list on major and local exchanges, and by doing so, engage new sources of investment and new investors, to help bridge the SDG financing gap, estimated by the UN to total $2.5 trillion p.a. ODA flows alone will not meet the needs of developing countries, and new sources of private investment will be essential if the SDGs are to be met by 2030. The programme will work with UK-based financial service providers and providers across FCDO priority countries and more widely, working to help mobilise more capital to reach the hardest places, and where the needs are greatest.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300921
Start date 2020-1-21
Status Implementation
Total budget £232,911,469

Poorest States Inclusive Growth Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To enhance economic value generated for the poor as producers, consumers and employees by investing in impact enterprises. This will benefit up to 30 enterprises and generate employment incomes of at least £10m.To ensure poor and vulnerable people in low income states (especially women) benefit from economic growth through better access to financial services, and investing in private sector projects that will benefit the poor as producers, consumers and employers. This will benefit 12 million low income households with improved access to financial services and upto 30 enterprises in attracting additional investments worth £56 million.

Programme Id GB-1-114293
Start date 2011-11-21
Status Implementation
Total budget £63,723,081

Climate Smart Jobs Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To strengthen the climate smart agribusinesses, creating jobs, support climate smart land management & services and to remove barriers that stop businesses getting deals.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-301015
Start date 2019-8-16
Status Implementation
Total budget £27,104,482

Disaster Risk Insurance

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To improve the resilience of the private sector in poor countries to natural disasters by improving access to insurance products. By supporting the development of a market for private sector disaster risk insurance in developing countries, the project will sustainably help strengthen resilience, mitigate the effects of climate change and supporting economic development through private sector growth.

Programme Id GB-1-203809
Start date 2014-10-8
Status Implementation
Total budget £45,679,841

Business Finance for the Poor in Bangladesh

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Improve access to financial services for micro, small and medium enterprises to improve income and jobs.

Programme Id GB-1-202180
Start date 2013-9-23
Status Implementation
Total budget £24,079,311

Global Finance Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Leverages the UK’s unique position as the world’s leading financial centre to increase access to finance for firms and individuals where beneficiaries are in developing countries, promoting shared prosperity through inclusive economic growth overseas, and the development of new markets in developing countries.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300452
Start date 2018-1-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £68,863,144

Harnessing Innovation for Financial Inclusion (HiFi)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To provide access to poor people to a broad range of financial services such as payments, savings, loans, and insurance by continuing to support piloting new ideas and approaches, and to support technical assistance regulators and commercial players for enhancing industry knowledge and practice about business models, pricing and design of financial products. Access to these services enables consumers to acquire productive assets, invest in health and education and make other purchases that enrich their lives.

Programme Id GB-1-203808
Start date 2014-9-17
Status Implementation
Total budget £75,131,300

Private Sector Development programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Foster sustainable economic activities to support the private sector to be an engine of green growth, job creation and poverty alleviation thus improving the lives of 1 million poor people in DRC by 2023..

Programme Id GB-1-203161
Start date 2012-7-3
Status Implementation
Total budget £99,107,358

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