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 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
Project facilitation costs covering planning, implementation and resources as part of ODA projects in Myanmar
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 strengthen long term reform by supporting short term results in the following areas: good governance and public financial management; promoting responsible investment; improving transparency and the rule of law; strengthening the work of parliament; and helping the process of ethnic reconciliation. Three components of this project will assist Burma’s application to join the EITI (Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative) by April 2014. This will help to ensure that the country’s own resources are used to benefit the people of Burma
BIF Burma (Myanmar) will fund advice to at least 28 companies in 3-4 sectors about how they can adjust the way they do business in ways that create more jobs, opportunities, products and services for poor people – and it will do so in ways that ensure other companies in the same sector follow suit. As a result of DFID support at least 60,000 poor consumers will have access to new products and services, and at least 1,500 low income producers will gain access to new or more secure economic opportunities by December 2017.
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.
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.
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 support the Burmese Government and private sector to achieve their infrastructure goals in a sustainable, low carbon and cost effective manner, moving from a carbon intensive economic model to a sustainable model.