Increased responsible private sector participation in sustainable infrastructure in poorer developing countries through increased flows of private capital & expertise.This will benefit an additional 105.1 million people by the end of 2015.
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.
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
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
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.
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
To ensure that citizens, especially women, are more strongly represented in Burma's democratic processes and government is more accountable to its citizens. This will be achieved by: improving electoral processes and integrity in Burma; working to enable better functioning parliaments at Union and sub-national level; building a more transparent, inclusive and responsive civil service; ensuring that justice institutions are more transparent and responsive; and, working towards improving national planning capacity and donor coordination.
To improve the use of public finances so that they benefit the people of Burma. The expected results include contributing to increasing tax collection from large tax payers by some £ 170m. The UK will provide £12m to a world bank led programme to work with Ministries of finance and Planning to improve their ability to manage public funds. It will also work with parliament to improve their oversight of public spending. The UK will also provide £5m to civil society to increase their scrutiny over public spending and £ 3m to improve financial transparency in oil, gas and mining sectors.