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FCDO ODA allocations for 2021/22 were announced on 21 April 2021. Changes to individual programmes are underway. The information on this website may not reflect the latest allocated budgets for this year. This information will be updated in due course.

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Harnessing Innovation for Financial Inclusion (HiFi)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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.

Project identifier:

GB-1-203808

Start Date:

2014-09-19

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£75,131,299


Access to Finance Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To improve the provision of loans and other financial services for 32,441 small enterprises and 677,000 households in Nepal

Project identifier:

GB-1-203426

Start Date:

2013-11-22

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£36,649,999


Pakistan Financial Inclusion Programme (FIP)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To increase access to financial services for the poor, and the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). By doing so, the programme supports inclusive economic growth and improved livelihood opportunities for poor and marginalised groups in Pakistan. The programme is implemented through the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The programme has focused on supporting institutional and regulatory reforms necessary for financial sector development, culminating in the National Financial Inclusion Strategy and implementation of key projects within that. In addition, it has also provided funds for guarantee schemes which guarantee partial repayments to lenders if the borrower defaults. The facilities reduce the risk to lenders of lending to individuals and businesses which they would otherwise consider as too risky.

Project identifier:

GB-1-113331

Start Date:

2008-10-16

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£49,999,992


Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA) Platform

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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.

Project identifier:

GB-1-205238

Start Date:

2017-03-17

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£459,927,823


Poorest States Inclusive Growth Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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.

Project identifier:

GB-1-114293

Start Date:

2008-12-23

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£65,000,000


UK-South Africa Development Partnerships in Africa (USDPA) Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To support the transformational impact of South African development cooperation on poverty, under-development and marginalisation in Africa. We will contribute to this change by working with South African partners to put in place the institutions, skills and knowledge needed to implement successful development programmes and policies

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300044

Start Date:

2017-09-12

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£9,999,995


The Ethiopia Investment Advisory Facility (EIAF) Phase II Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The programme aim to provide flexible, demand-led technical assistance to Government of Ethiopia ministries, agencies and state-owned enterprises in order to enhance the effectiveness of public investments and improve the enabling environment for exporters. By providing technical expertise and capacity building in the areas of public investment management; industrial parks and their supporting infrastructure; and trade logistics, EIAF II aims to contribute to outward oriented, manufacturing led, sustainable and inclusive growth in Ethiopia.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300588

Start Date:

2018-11-05

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£65,999,999


Business Finance for the Poor in Bangladesh

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The programme is increasing access to finance for the micro and small enterprises-MSEs- in Bangladesh. It is working in three folds- 1. working with the policymakers to make the financial sector policies more conducive for MSEs, 2. setting up a credit information bureau for the microfinance sector and 3. working with the private sector to bring innovative financial products, services and delivery channels to the market that will increase MSEs' ability to access formal financial services. All these will help increase the private sector credit to GDP ratio from the existing 48% to 53% which will contribute to increase the MSE supported jobs from the existing 28million to 30million and leverage additional £93million in loans from the private sector to the MSEs. This programme is helping Bangladesh achieve the SDG target 1.4 of ensuring all men and women particularly poor and vulnerable have access to appropriate financial services.

Project identifier:

GB-1-202180

Start Date:

2014-03-10

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£24,079,311


Enterprise and Assets Growth Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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 Pakistani SMEs.

Project identifier:

GB-1-202495

Start Date:

2014-05-19

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£200,349,991


Global Finance Programme

Cross-Government Prosperity Fund

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

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-50-PF-23-GLFIN

Start Date:

2018-04-04

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£40,000,000


Prosperity Fund Global Finance Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300452

Start Date:

2018-04-04

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£98,999,989


Accelerating Investment and Infrastructure in Nepal

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To accelerate private investment and economic growth in Nepal by providing technical expertise to help Nepalese institutions develop major infrastructure; improve the business climate for domestic and foreign investors; improve the implementation of economic policy and test new approaches for local economic development. This will result in at least £600 million of private investment into growth-boosting sectors and a reduction by at least 10% in time or cost for at least five regulatory processes perceived as burdensome by the private sector.

Project identifier:

GB-1-203427

Start Date:

2014-08-04

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£46,299,994


Good Governance Fund - Supporting Governance and Economic Reform in Ukraine

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The Good Governance Fund seeks to tackle corruption, improve the business environment, make governments more responsive to citizens, enhance media and civil society freedoms, and promote overall reform.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300802

Start Date:

2020-01-31

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£13,089,020


Zimbabwe Economic Stability and Transformation (ZEST) programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

This programme will support reforms to improve the economic and business environment in Zimbabwe, in order to unlock Zimbabwe’s prosperity potential. This will help reduce poverty in Zimbabwe through putting the country on a pathway to economic development and job creation. It will also benefit the UK through fostering trade and investment links

Project identifier:

GB-1-204694

Start Date:

2018-03-08

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£19,187,043


Centre for Global Disaster Protection (CGDP)

Cross-Government Prosperity Fund

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.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-50-PF-10-CDGP

Start Date:

2017-09-22

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£36,340,000


Private Sector Development programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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..

Project identifier:

GB-1-203161

Start Date:

2012-07-04

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£101,677,852


Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To improve the food and nutrition security of 350,000 small holder farmers in 11 rural districts of Zimbabwe by raising farm productivity through training of farmers and introducing improved agricultural practices, linking the farmer groups to input and output markets, facilitating access to rural finance and promoting production and consumption of nutritious foods including bio-fortified and fortification of maize.

Project identifier:

GB-1-203429

Start Date:

2013-07-30

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£69,568,112


Disaster Risk Insurance

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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.

Project identifier:

GB-1-203809

Start Date:

2016-12-12

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£38,853,994


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 and Development Office

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.

Project identifier:

GB-1-202935

Start Date:

2012-02-28

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£74,999,998


African Risk Capacity (ARC)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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.

Project identifier:

GB-1-203469

Start Date:

2014-03-13

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£91,806,713




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