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Poorest States Inclusive Growth Programme

UK Department for International Development

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
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 23-12-2008
Total Budget: £37,187,096

3IE-To Promote More Rigorous and Systematic Assessment of the Impact of Development Policies and Programmes

UK 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

Project Identifier: GB-1-200135
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 28-05-2009
Total Budget: £40,406,193

India: Infrastructure Policy Fund

UK Department for International Development

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.

Project Identifier: GB-1-203908
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 22-07-2013
Total Budget: £1,000,000

Rainbow Healthcare

CDC Group plc

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.

Project Identifier: GB-COH-03877777-F305401
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 08-08-2013
Budget: Not Provided

Bihar Agriculture Growth and Reform Initiative (BAGRI)

UK Department for International Development

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.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204135
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 19-08-2013
Total Budget: £9,999,999

Innovative Ventures & Technologies for Development (INVENT)

UK Department for International Development

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.

Project Identifier: GB-1-202927
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 04-09-2013
Total Budget: £39,444,101

Skills for Jobs programme

UK Department for International Development

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.

Project Identifier: GB-1-202865
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 20-09-2013
Total Budget: £16,949,996

Financing Liveable Habitat for Poor in Low Income States

UK Department for International Development

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.

Project Identifier: GB-1-202867
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 10-10-2013
Total Budget: £42,400,370

India: Infrastructure Loan Fund - Small loans to bridge the infrastructure gap for the poor

UK Department for International Development

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.

Project Identifier: GB-1-202869
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 22-10-2013
Total Budget: £37,999,999

Equitas

CDC Group plc

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.

Project Identifier: GB-COH-03877777-F306901
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 18-12-2013
Budget: Not Provided

India: Infrastructure Equity Fund - Investment in small infrastructure projects in India's poorest states

UK 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.

Project Identifier: GB-1-203911
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 16-01-2014
Total Budget: £3,562,074

RBL Bank Limited

CDC Group plc

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.

Project Identifier: GB-COH-03877777-F307301
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 27-03-2014
Budget: Not Provided

Growth, Resources, Opportunities and Wealth Creation in Bihar (GROW Bihar)

UK Department for International Development

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.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204237
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 25-07-2014
Total Budget: £4,999,996

British Council - India - Newton Fund

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-NEWT-BC-India
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-10-2014
Total Budget: £5,746,452

India Agribusiness Fund II

CDC Group plc

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.

Project Identifier: GB-COH-03877777-F308401
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 31-10-2014
Budget: Not Provided

Utkarsh Small Finance Bank

CDC Group plc

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.

Project Identifier: GB-COH-03877777-F308601
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-12-2014
Budget: Not Provided

Narayana Health

CDC Group plc

Investment by CDC in Narayana Health to expand affordable health treatment in Eastern, Central and Western India.

Project Identifier: GB-COH-03877777-F308801
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 22-12-2014
Budget: Not Provided

South Asia Country Research Fund

UK Department for International Development

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.

Project Identifier: GB-1-205053
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 02-07-2015
Total Budget: £4,399,813

Equitas Micro Finance Limited

CDC Group plc

Debt investment in a leading microfinance institution to allow it to reach more poor and unbanked customers with a broader range of financial services.

Project Identifier: GB-COH-03877777-F310901
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 25-09-2015
Budget: Not Provided

Economic Policy and Prosperity Partnership (EPPP)

UK Department for International Development

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.’

Project Identifier: GB-1-204176
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 30-09-2015
Total Budget: £4,999,997

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