A global programme supporting governance and market reforms aimed at reducing the illegal use of forest resources, benefitting poor forest-dependent people and promoting sustainable growth in developing countries.
To increase participation and the quality of secondary education by providing disadvantaged girls with secondary level scholarships and Colleges of Education with targeted support to improve teacher education and management. This will benefit 81,000 girls and 38 Colleges of Education and improve gender parity and quality of teaching and learning. This contributes towards our MDGs by improving better access and gender parity by 2015
To improve incomes and increase resilience of poor farmers and small-scale rural entrepreneurs in Northern Ghana
AgDevCo is a specialised investor and project developer focused exclusively on early stage Small and Medium Enterprise agribusiness in Sub Saharan Africa. AgDevCo deploys patient capital and technical assistance to build profitable businesses that contribute to food security, drive economic growth and create jobs and income in rural areas and contribute to farmers’ resilience to climate change. It currently operates in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Rwanda, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
An equity investment by CDC into Actis Sunrise Development Limited which is developing The Exchange - a mixed-use office, hotel, residential and retail precinct in Accra. The project will create additional direct and indirect employment during the construction and operational phases. It will also help increase business opportunities to local subcontractors, property service companies and suppliers of other goods and services.
To establish a Coastal Foundation to provide a neutral body to facilitate and manage a structured dialogue between communities, government, and industry in the six coastal districts to build trust and address tensions caused by natural resource exploitation. The forum serves to increase transparency and to deepen accountability between stakeholders. The programme is also designed to make effective use of Corporate Social Responsibility funds of oil companies for development, conflict-prevention and growth. WRCF supports pilot and scaling-up of interventions and provides technical assistance and related services to industry-led corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives as well as government, development partner and donor funded socio-economic development initiatives.
Based on the Natural Resource Charter, the programme to strengthen oversight and enhance regulation of the sector; enhance revenue capture; improve revenue management; and promote accountability by building the capacity to monitor and challenge state performance by civil society and Parliament as a corollary for capacity building.
To make DFIDs Research agenda more responsive through the production of short term policy research that will address the needs of policy makers by providing them with primary evidence that can subsequently be used for policy analysis in such areas as Health, Education, Conflict, Cash Transfers, Aid Transparency, Tax Policy, Social Protection, Energy, Payment by Results, Economics and Innovation. Short term policy driver research studies will be commissioned in the following sectors and regions. A series of case studies will be developed for Higher Education covering Burma, Ghana, Pakistan and Sierra Leone. The information available on Electricity Access and Electricity Insecurity will be reviewed for India. A study will be undertaken on assessing the Cuban Model of Medical Education in sub-Saharan Africa. A review will be undertaken looking at Social Protection and Tax in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and Activity based Learning will be reviewed in Tamil Nadu, India.
To improve service delivery of targeted government institutions by providing them with the capacity to streamline administrative procedures. This will transform the business environment nationwide and reduce the time and cost of doing business in Ghana This contributes towards our MDG’s by increasing private investment and will result in the creation of economic opportunities for the poor by 2018.
To strengthen the capacity of citizens and Parliament to increase accountability, transparency and responsiveness across government, in representing the interests of citizens and the equitable delivery of public goods and services. This will be done through systematic and sustained advocacy at all levels, in a sustainable manner through the creation of a Ghanaian-run corporate entity. This will further advance Ghana’s political, economic and social transformation in a manner, where the poorest and marginalised are better served and represented.
To improve implementation of anti-corruption measures in Ghana from scrutiny to punitive action, increasing the risks for those engaging in corrupt activities.
Strengthening Tax Administration and Policy Systems for Sustainable Domestic Revenue Generation in Ghana.
Contributing to shared prosperity and development through projects which support improvements in young people's education, providing them with skills and positive pathways for their future lives and through projects which increase collaboration in higher education and research.
The Private Sector Malaria Programme (PSMP) is designed to help ensure sustainability of the Ghana Malaria Prevention, Data and Diagnosis Programme by enhancing private sector engagement in the malaria control programme and specifically in the supply of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN). It is envisaged that more private sector involvement in the malaria control efforts will help boost the domestic resource envelope for malaria control and thereby ensure the sustainability of the entire malaria programme.
Projects funded through Fleming Fund will benefit people in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of drug resistant infection is greater.
Debt investment by CDC into Amandi Energy for the development, construction and operation 192.4 MW combined cycle power plant to tackle Ghana's power shortage.
To improve macroeconomic stability in Ghana by strengthening the inflation targeting framework, building the capacity of the central bank to manage financial crisis, and developing the regulatory framework of the Securities and Exchange Commission. This will reduce inflation, bank lending rates, and non-performing loans and improve Ghana’s credit rating. These interventions will contribute toward SDG 8 (Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all) and 16 (Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels)
To provide capacity development training to ODA eligible countries which regularly export regulated plant health goods to the UK. Training would either be on-the ground in the recipient country, in the form of placements in the UK, e.g. at Fera Science Ltd. or working alongside APHA inspectors at points of entry or a combination of the two. A range of training materials will also be developed and provided. Provision of such training should help reduced the number of non-compliant consignments exported to the UK, a significant proportion of which are destroyed when intercepted by the UK plant health service. Destruction of consignments obviously negates all financial benefits to the exporter.
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Chevening Scholarships in Ghana which enables students to pursue postgraduate study at UK higher education institutions, returning to contribute to the development of their home country
Assistance in line with UK objectives on diplomatic activity in Ghana which supports residual activity under the Combatting Serious and Organised Crime programme from financial year 2017/18