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.
The Syria Recovery Trust (SRTF) is a multi-donor trust fund that was initiated by the Group of Friends of the Syrian People and its Working Group on Economic Recovery and Development. It serves to channel grant funding from the international community in a transparent and accountable manner into projects inside Syria. It’s objective is to reduce the suffering of the Syrian people through the restoration and provision of basic public services. Through the SRTF, donors pool their funds to finance priority projects for essential services in sectors such as water, health, electricity, education, food security, solid waste removal and agriculture. There are currently 12 donors to the SRTF. Alongside the UK, the US, Germany, the UAE, France, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Italy have all contributed to the Fund. The UK has contributed a total of £7.4 million to the Syria Recovery Trust Fund.
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.
To improve the humanitarian advisory services and Monitoring & Evaluation capacity to support the response to the Syria/Iraq crisis. Monitoring and evaluation is a critical tool to ensure learning and enhance capacity to undertake the ability to deliver. Expert humanitarian advisory support is critical to sound decision making.
Project facilitation costs covering planning, implementation and resources as part of ODA projects in Syria
The projects aims to help women, girls and men in Syria to understand and question negative sexual violence social norms, attitudes and behaviours and take action in their local communities to help prevent sexual violence. It also aims to increase the capacity of Syrian media practitioners to report sexual violence responsibly.
This project empowers emerging Syrian civil society groups and human rights defenders operating inside Syria with the skills, action oriented tools, and peer support networks to effectively engage with key decision makers at the local level to raise awareness of sexual violence and advocate for sustainable, long term policy change.
Support to the UN Population Fund to prevent and counter the effects of Gender Based Violence and provide psycho-social support and sexual and reproductive health care services to woman and girls (boys and men) in Syria. This includes, setting up women safe spaces, providing equipment and training to health care centres, undertaking Gender Based Violence awareness and outreach campaigns and training humanitarian actors on how to minimise the risk of and address Gender Based Violence in their programming.
Strengthening cultural and educational development by building skills and capacity and by creating new opportunities and connections with the UK
This project will provide Syrian CSOs with greater capacity to inform policy-makers/the public about the results of documentation projects detailing HR violations, thereby reducing the risk of impunity for violations committed.