The aim of PIDG is to mobilise private investment in infrastructure, in order to increase service provision for the poor, boost economic growth, trade and jobs to alleviate poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
To improve the incomes and nutrition status of over 1.63 million poor people in Burma by promoting resilient livelihoods and food security food security through agricultural commercialisation and climate smart agriculture, financial inclusion, business and skills development, and targeted nutrition support to mothers and children in the ‘One thousand day’ window between conception and a child’s second birthday.
The UK will provide up to £165m over 5 years in two phases of £82.5m. The programme will provide technical support on city and regional interventions in 3 focus countries, Burma, Uganda and Zambia resulting in increased inclusive economic growth and job creation. The interventions will help city economies to become more productive, deliver access to reliable, affordable, renewable power for businesses and households, and strengthen investment into infrastructure services, including from the UK.
To help up to 10 million people, especially women and children, in developing countries cope with extreme climate and weather events such as droughts, cyclones and floods (climate extremes). This will be achieved by doing three things. By making grants to civil society organisations to scale up proven technologies and practices in the Sahel, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia that help people withstand, and more quickly recover, from climate extremes. By identifying the best ways of doing this, and share this knowledge globally to increase the programme’s overall impact. By supporting national governments to strengthen their policies and actions to respond to climate extremes. These will all contribute to the Millennium Development Goals on the eradication poverty and hunger, and environmental sustainability, and also respond to the Humanitarian and Emergency Response Review recommendation that DFID should integrate the threat from climate change into a Disaster Risk Reduction.
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.
The 3MDG (Three Millennium Development Goal) Fund to increase access to and availability of essential maternal and child health services for the poorest and most vulnerable in 42 Townships in Burma and HIV, TB, and malaria interventions for populations and areas not readily covered by the Global Fund. This contributes to our Millennium Development Goals by averting the death of 11,569 children under five and 1,450 pregnant women, and helping control major communicable diseases in Burma by December 2016
To save lives, reduce poverty and suffering of 400,000 crisis affected people in Burma and Burmese refugees in Thailand through providing humanitarian assistance, enhancing resilience and building local and international organisations’ capacity to respond to future humanitarian need in Burma
This programme seeks to improve investment regulation, policy and implementation, to address the constraints to financial sector development, to boost quality public and private investment in priority infrastructure, to assist Burma to realise its trade potential, and to facilitate greater inclusion of women and other excluded groups in Burma’s economic development. This will be achieved through the following delivery mechanisms: • a programme with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to improve Burma’s investment climate and promote competitiveness • a programme to establish the Burma Enterprise Opportunity Facility, a new facility implemented by a managing agent (to be selected through open competition) to deliver activities in partnership with government, business, civil society and other development partners that support economic reform, and to finance innovative new projects
To improve inter-communal harmony and to participate effectively in the peace process by increasing the capacity of civil society, women, youths, religious and ethnic communities through the Paung Sie Facility (PSF). It gives partners the organisational strengths necessary to do this work themselves in the longer term. The programme also supports greater sensitivity in government, investor and donor policy and practice to inter-communal and other conflict dynamics
BUPE is to improve the reach and quality of education services in Burma and help prepare Burma’s youth with the skills they need for life after school with the focus on English language, teacher education, examination systems, and education in protracted crises where the UK has a particular comparative advantage. The programme aims to reach up to 51,000 teacher educators, teacher trainees and teachers. Through Education Reform Facility, it intends to support priority reforms on assessment and examination in Burma’s National Education Strategic Plan (NESP) with impact on 9 million children of which support for up to 73,000 will be attributable to DFID. And it aims to support improved schooling in conflict-affected and ethnic areas to help 460,000 children in conflict-affected areas access better quality education, of which up to 46,000 attribuable to DFID.