A MORE EFFICIENT PUBLIC EXPENDITURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH INCREASED TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO CITIZENS
The programme aims to help the poor by creating jobs, raising incomes or delivering welfare benefits to consumers. It will support 340,000 poor people in Nigeria, Malawi, Burma and other priority counties by improving the performance and inclusiveness of key market systems on which they depend.
Project facilitation costs covering planning, implementation and resources as part of ODA projects in Bangladesh
To improve access to justice in 35 of total 64 districts by reducing the number of cases sent via the criminal judicial system. This will benefit up to 2 million poor people and reduce the remand population up to 17,750 in 35 prisons.
A debt investment by CDC to Grameenphone Limited. Incorporated in 1996, Grameenphone is the largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh and is the country's largest tax-payer. The loan will help modernise the Grameenphone network and increase its capacity and coverage in rural areas which previously had limited access to mobile services.
To improve maternal, new-born and reproductive health services for the urban poor in Bangladesh by unifying and expanding quality clinical and community outreach services which will benefit over a million couples with modern family planning methods and will contribute to over 98,000 births attended by skilled providers by April 2018.
Supporting the Government of Bangladesh through provision of technical assistance and advocacy to establish policies, budgets and plans for a more effective and efficient social protection system. This is expected to benefit around 78 million poor Bangladeshis through design and implementation of programmes which are better targeted to the poor and more focused on helping them lift themselves out of poverty. As a whole, this will support reform of the social protection system and improve the impact and sustainability of the Government’s own expenditure on social protection in Bangladesh. This contributes to MDG 1 ( ie eradication of extreme poverty and hunger) and will result in the reduction of number of people living in extreme poverty in Bangladesh but currently excluded from social protection schemes, by 2017.
UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
To increase the dialogue on economic reforms, and support the Government of Bangladesh to make more pro-poor economic policies.
The programme will support to increase access to finance for the micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Bangladesh. It will work in three folds- 1) work with the policymakers to make the financial environment more MSE friendly, 2) set up a credit information bureau for the microfinance industry and 3) work with product/ service providers to come up with business ideas that will build the capacity of the MSEs and essentially increase their ability to access formal financial services. All these will help to increase the private sector credit to GDP ratio from the existing 48% to 53% which will contribute to increase the MSE supported jobs from existing 28million to 30million. The key outcome of the programme is to increase the value added output of MSEs by encouraging financial sector to provide £93 Million in additional loans to previously excluded MSEs.