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.
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.
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.
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.
Debt investment in the power sector to help meet Bangladesh's demand for electricity.
The Skills and Employment Programme – Bangladesh (Sudokkho) aims to enhance the provision of private sector skills training in the Ready-made Garments and Construction sectors in Bangladesh, in particular training that effectively supports the poor, women and disadvantaged populations into decent employment. It seeks to do this by applying market development principles to stimulate private sector investments in training for poor and disadvantaged people that can achieve scale and sustainability.
To increase transparency and accountability in Bangladesh by improving systems for management and proactive publication of official information that is relevant and accessible, timely and accurate, and by enabling state reformers, businesses and social activists to hold officials and decision makers answerable for their actions across a range of services including health, education, local government, climate finance and land administration
This Fund has been set up to provide operationally relevant research support to country offices in South Asia. Studies will be commissioned on the basis of demand from DFID country offices in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal and Pakistan and the context-specific evidence generated will inform the design of new programmes and improve implementation of ongoing programmes in these country offices. It is expected that the evidence generated by the programme will also be useful for other donors and the wider development community. Gender will be a key focus in the programme.
Significant reduction in incidence of stunting amongst children under two years of age in Sylhet and Moulvibazar districts of Sylhet division in Bangladesh and catalyse support across government and other stakeholders for a coordinated, multi-sectoral approach to undernutrition at the national level.
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
Contributing to shared prosperity and development through projects which support improvements in young people's education, strengthen English language teaching and encourage collaboration between citizens and the state.
To provide support to BRAC’s development programmes to improve access to quality basic services (health, education, water and sanitation), help the poorest, most marginalised people across the whole of Bangladesh graduate from extreme poverty, support inclusive growth and help build effective formal and informal institutions. UK support will include: helping over 950,000 children (600,000 girls) gain a decent education; providing additional nutritional support to 11 million people (7 million women and girls); helping 5.7 million girls and women gain access to family planning services; providing at least 75,000 people with sustainable access to clean water and sanitation; and lifting 240,000 women and their families (over 960,000 people) out of extreme poverty.
BICF 2 aims to reduce poverty in Bangladesh through sustained pro-poor economic growth. Towards this broader goal, the impact of this programme will be to contribute to the creation of 50,000 additional formal jobs for the poor, at least 40% of which will be for women. The programme will provide technical assistance to develop new policies, improve regulations, strengthen institutions and simplify processes of relevant bodies within the government of Bangladesh that work with businesses. In so doing, it will make Bangladesh an easier place to do business, facilitating growth and job creation. BICF 2 will have a specific mandate to support special economic zones and the agribusiness sector. Two other sectors with high job creation potential will be identified and supported.
The project will deliver manifesto commitments on education and contribute to the global goal of inclusive and equitable quality education for all. It will ensure underprivileged youth, especially females, have improved opportunities for basic education, vocational skills and formal employment. The project will also contribute to the UK government's commitment to women's economic empowerment. Over 27,000 (45% girls) youth will benefit from skills development.
The project will contribute to the global goal of healthy lives and well-being for all and the manifesto commitment on family planning. It will develop competent and accredited midwives in the private sector. It will also professionalise midwifery in Bangladesh through building capacity and system strengthening. Almost 5500 midwives will be graduated under this project.
This programme will deliver improvement in disaster preparedness and response as well as providing predictable support to Rohingya refugees and vulnerable refugee hosting communities.
Investment by CDC into Sirajganj 4 - a power plant project in Bangladesh to tackle the country's power shortage.