To enhance stability in the financial sector and expand access to financial services for the poor
UK Action Against Corruption (UKACT) Programme reduces the incentives of corrupt individuals in developing countries to use the UK to launder money; and for UK business and nationals or their agents to bribe in developing countries. The programme will increase UK law enforcement's capacity to trace, confiscate and return stolen assets to developing countries and to tackle bribery in developing countries.
To improve nutrition by providing treatment of malnutrition, including community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), vitamin A supplementation and deworming, and promotion of improved infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. This will benefit 6.2 million children under five across five states (Kebbi, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Yobe) in northern Nigeria. This will reduce the prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight by at least 4% over the 6 year period. This will contribute towards our MDGs targets by achieving a 43% reduction in childhood mortality (220/1000 live births to 125/1000 live births) in Nigeria.
Improved social and economic opportunity for girls
To improve management of public finances, by working to improve their transparency, increasing citizen engagement in their use, and on better service delivery. It will work with the Federal Government of Nigeria, selected State Governments and civil society by providing technical assistance and support. This contributes towards meeting the MDGs by improving the developing impact of public finances in Nigeria by 2020.
To improve the number and capacity of female health workers in six states in Northern Nigeria (Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Yobe and Borno) while at the same time contributing to women’s empowerment and gender equality in communities and institutions in the North. In the extension phase between April 2018 and October 2020, the programme is focusing on a “building back better” approach in the conflict and humanitarian areas in Yobe and Borno states and ensuring sustainability of the progress achieved over the last five years in Katsina, Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara. The extension is also facilitating institutionalisation of commitment by Federal agencies.
To prevent stunting in children under 5 by providing monthly cash transfers with nutrition education to 110,000 mothers giving them the resources and knowledge to provide their young children with a balanced and healthy diet. The project will benefit a total of 770,000 people over 6 years in Jigawa and Zamfara states by July 2019.
A debt investment by CDC to Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited. The loan will fund a project to build and operate a fertilizer production facility. As well as being a major job creator in the region, the investment aims to contribute to improved farm yields and agricultural productivity, which are critical to Nigeria’s long- term food security.
To increase employment and improve productivity in selected rural and agricultural market systems in northern Nigeria. To increase the incomes by between 15% and 50% of over 710,000 poor people in the north of Nigeria through facilitating change in key market sectors by March 2021.
To improve maternal and newborn child health in Northern Nigeria through increased skilled birth attendance, antenatal care attendance, immunisation rates, newborns receiving low-cost, live-saving interventions, and pregnant women and children protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. This will save the lives of 60,000 children, 42,000 newborns and 2,000 pregnant women in the six programme states; and provide 6.3 million high quality MNCH services to women and children of Northern Nigeria. This contributes toward MDG 4 and 5 by reducing maternal and child mortality; improve health system coordination through health sector planning and financing and improve demand for and access to high quality health services by 2019.”
To scale-up water, sanitation and hygiene coverage in Nigeria by providing 4.68 million new beneficiaries plus continued support to 2.32 million covered under Phase 1, with access to appropriate and safe sanitation facilities, hygiene education activities and a sustainable safe and reliable water supply to reduce exposure to public health risks and disease transmission. This contributes to our Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by helping to sustain and embed improved sanitation, water and hygiene practices. Phase 2 of the Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria Programme (SHAWN) will benefit 7 million people in total, in six northern states in Nigeria by December 2018.
UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
This second phase of Policy Development Facility will continue improving economic and social policy in Nigeria by providing technical support to reformers within Nigerian Government to increase both capacity and use of evidence in policy formulation and implementation.
To strengthen the democratic character of Nigerian political processes and outcomes by providing support to key electoral bodies, other relevant arms of government (such as the Legistaure) and civil society organisations. Credible elections, an efficient legislature and the scrutiny of government performance by an informed society will motivate government to perform better and be more responsive to the needs of citizens.
To make DFIDs Research agenda more responsive through the production of short term policy research that will address the needs of policy makers by providing them with primary evidence that can subsequently be used for policy analysis in such areas as Health, Education, Conflict, Cash Transfers, Aid Transparency, Tax Policy, Social Protection, Energy, Payment by Results, Economics and Innovation. Short term policy driver research studies will be commissioned in the following sectors and regions. A series of case studies will be developed for Higher Education covering Burma, Ghana, Pakistan and Sierra Leone. The information available on Electricity Access and Electricity Insecurity will be reviewed for India. A study will be undertaken on assessing the Cuban Model of Medical Education in sub-Saharan Africa. A review will be undertaken looking at Social Protection and Tax in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and Activity based Learning will be reviewed in Tamil Nadu, India.
The purpose of the project is to increase the economic opportunities available to marginalised groups in Northern Nigeria, increasing their productivity and earning power through skills training and addressing other constraints.
To improve the welfare outcomes of the currently underserved communities in Lagos state and Northern Nigeria by making a significant financial contribution towards the solar power electrification of public institutions, such as schools and hospitals. The intervention is expected to, by year 2020, ensure improved welfare outcomes for more than 2.8 million people using domestic solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, with 190,000 school pupils and 4.7 million clinic patients benefiting from public institutions with PV systems, create more than 3000 jobs and ensure greater effectiveness of DFID's other health and educational sector intervention in Nigeria.
Debt investment to increase the generation of electricity and tackle the chronic shortage of power in Nigeria.
Debt investment for the development of telecommunications towers to improve coverage, including in the northern region.
The programme works with government and civil society at federal and state levels to reduce inefficiency and corruption in the use of Nigerian resources and therefore improve delivery of services, including for women, girls and persons with disability. It does this in partnership with other DFID programmes supporting service delivery by helping Nigerian stakeholders improve accountability for use of resources including improving processes for raising revenue, allocating resources, planning and programme implementation.