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.
3IE-To Promote More Rigorous and Systematic Assessment of the Impact of Development Policies and ProgrammesUK Department for International Development
This investment in impact evaluation is part of DFID's overall strategy on results to strengthen independent evaluation and stimulate the production of public goods inherent to impact evaluation studies. There are potentially strong links in how we do this to DFID's work in Africa and Research programmes
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 Partenrship studies to enhance leveraging of private investment in the sector.
Investment by CDC into Rainbow Healthcare a paediatric hospital chain treating some 300,000 patients. Infant and maternal mortality rates are high, and India’s current paediatric hospitals cover less than 10 per cent of the estimated requirement. The health sector is a large employment creator. The investment will help Rainbow to grow it's current number of employees by four times(from 1,000 people) over the course of the investment.
To significantly improve the performance of the agriculture sector in Bihar by improving access to markets for identified agriculture and horticulture products, access to finance, knowledge and technology, and institutional capacity for market regulation. This will reflect higher private sector investment, higher production and higher price realisation by 1,00,000 farmers.
To encourage innovation amongst the private sector by provision of investment capital and business development services worth £27 m to innovative enterprises in low income states of India and £11m for enterprises in developing countries by 2019. This will contribute to MDGs by benefitting 1 million individuals with improved access to affordable and efficient services in the Low Income States of India and Developing Countries.
To increase and strengthen vocational training capacity by improving access and quality of skills training in India. This will lead to directly or indirectly support 1 million people with quality training by 2022.
The project, in partnership with National Housing Bank, will stimulate the growth of the affordable housing market by providing loans to build 17,000 housing units and 10,000 home loans for low income families. This will result in 27,000 construction jobs for the poorest people in low income states in India by 2020. This programme is predominantly in the form of Development Capital Investment, which generates a return to the UK. The technical assistance will support policy and system strengthening for the scetor as well as promote innovative models and technologies.
The Programme is expected to directly result in access to new/import infrastructure services such as electricity, sewage and transport to an estimated 280,000 people.To improve access to better quality transport, clean energy and basic urban services for households and businesses, by providing loans to private sector-led infrastructure projects. This will benefit an estimated 280,000 people with improved infrastructure services.
An equity investment by CDC into Equitas, an Indian microfinance company. The aim of the investment is to support the company's growth across the country and allow it to reach poor and unbanked customers with a broader range of financial services.
India: Infrastructure Equity Fund - Investment in small infrastructure projects in India's poorest statesUK Department for International Development
To improve access to better quality transport, clean energy and basic urban services for households and businesses, by investing in equity to private sector-led infrastructure projects. This will benefit an estimated 280,000 people with improved infrastructure services.
Investment by CDC into RBL Bank Limited to provide support to the bank to expand it's operations into India's poorer states where current access to financial services is limited. Our investment will help RBL Bank to reach more customers and boost the level of financing available to SMEs and agribusiness in the country. In particular, to open up lending to small-scale farmers and female micro-entrepreneurs, who have previously been excluded from formal financial services.
To assist Government of Bihar in attracting private sector Investments, effectively steering revenue collection and utilisation, and strengthening growth transmission: all benefiting women, Scheduled Castes and Minorities.
The Newton Fund's primary objective is to reduce poverty by generating and putting into use knowledge and technology to address development challenges and advance development for the poorest people and countries. We will seek to maximise the practical impact of research and innovation to improve the lives and opportunities of the global poor. In achieving this we will grow the research and innovation capacity of developing countries, as well as contributing to the continued strength of the UK’s research and innovation system, and support our wider prosperity and global influence.
Commitment to a fund that makes investments across the agribusiness industry such as agricultural input, food processing and distribution to increase employment in low-income states.
Investment by CDC in Utkarsh Small Finance Bank. CDC's investment is helping Utkarsh expand access to the financial services it offers, including micro-enterprise loans.
Investment by CDC in Narayana Health to expand affordable health treatment in Eastern, Central and Western India.
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, India, 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.
Debt investment in a leading microfinance institution to allow it to reach more poor and unbanked customers with a broader range of financial services.
To assist India in creating an enabling environment for investments and business development through UK technical expertise and experience that will help to increase India’s GDP and enable the Indian economy keep up its levels of public expenditure on development outcomes. UK’s technical assistance will support implementation of key economic reforms with capacity building, institutional strengthening, knowledge transfer, evidence building and collaborative working.’