To enable CDC to scale up its activity of investing and lending to support the building of businesses in developing countries, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world's poorest places. CDC is DFID’s main vehicle for investing in private companies in Africa and South Asia. CDC encourages capital investments from other private investors by being a first mover, demonstrating to other investors that commercial returns are possible in these frontier markets, and by sharing risk and expertise. The additional equity from DFID will enable CDC to meet demand for capital in its target markets and allow CDC to sustain a higher volume of more developmental investments across priority regions and business sectors
The United Kingdom's Contribution to the European Development Fund (EDF) for Aid under the Cotonou Agreement. This project was approved before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Work is now under way to understand the implications of leaving the EU for the UK’s development work
UK contribution to the 18th Replenishment of the World Bank International Development Association (IDA 18)
To reduce poverty by enabling the World Bank to provide grants and low-interest loans that enhance economic opportunities and tackle poverty in poor countries.
UK contributions to compensate IDA the costs of foregone debt service payments under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI)
Reduce vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in poor countries in a sustainable way using innovative financing approach
To tackle the immediate impact of the three most deadly infectious diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria – and put the international community on the right track to end the three diseases as epidemics by 2030.
Gavi supports vaccine delivery in 68 of the world's poorest countries reaching 60% of the world's birth cohort. Gavi immunises children against vaccine preventable diseases including measles, rubella, meningitis, cervical cancer, pneumonia and diarrhoea. Gavi has played a significant role in the recent halving of global child mortality. Over the 2016 to 2020, Gavi will fully deliver the UK target to immunise 76 million children and save 1.4 million lives. Gavi targets reaching those in hard to reach areas, the poorest, and the most marginalised. Gavi has a major global market shaping role for vaccines, negotiating lower prices for low-income countries, and incentivising new vaccines such as for Ebola and Malaria.
To support development and poverty reduction through environmental protection, and help developing countries respond to climate change
To improve access to medicines, diagnostics and preventative items for people affected by HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in lower income countries, by fast-tracking the introduction of promising new health solutions, and shaping the market for quality health products and expanding access to better, more affordable treatments and technologies aimed at tackling the three diseases and their related co-morbidities.
To improve the lives of the Afghan people by providing financial support to improve the Government of Afghanistan’s capability to implement development projects and reforms. This will benefit people in all provinces of Afghanistan by improving access to basic services, infrastructure, governance and community representation. This contributes to MDGs 1-5 through a range of interventions, and will remain the main mechanism for coordinated donor support to Afghanistan for many years to come.
To provide core funding support to seven UN agencies – Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF); Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF); World Food Programme (WFP); World Health Organisation (WHO); and the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) to support a strengthened humanitarian response and a more efficient, effective and transparent system. These UK funds will enable these UN agencies to respond rapidly to urgent humanitarian needs and shore-up operations in neglected or protracted Crises.
Contributing to economic and social development of Africa's 38 poorest countries across the period 2015-2017. The thirteenth replenishment of the African Development Fund aligns itself with the African Development Bank's Ten year Strategy and will focus on two objectives to improve the quality of Africa’s growth: inclusive growth, and the transition to green growth. It will focus on the five core operational priorities of infrastructure development, regional integration, private sector development, governance and accountability and skills and technology with special emphasis given togender, fragile states, agriculture and food
To help approximately three million South Sudanese by providing critical life-saving support and helping people to better cope with shocks from conflict, drought and flooding. This programme aims to save the lives of an estimated two million people who will receive at least one form of humanitarian assistance; and build the capacity of an estimated one million people to recover and cope better with shocks. Over five years this programme will provide food, shelter and access to water and health services to millions of vulnerable people, including women and children.
The objective of the programme is to ensure that the UN system is fit for purpose to support implementation of the 2030 Agenda, ensuring delivery of priorities as outlined in the Department’s Single Departmental Plan strategic objectives, and underpinned by the UK Aid Strategy and UK National Security Strategy of: strengthening global peace, security and governance; strengthening resilience and response to crises; promoting global prosperity; tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable.
To provide the Department for International Development's (DFID) contribution to the European Union's activities in support of economic development and poverty reduction in Asia and Latin American countries and South Africa. The European Union activities contribute towards Member States pledges to commit 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) on Official Development Assistance (ODA)
The AfDF contributes to the economic and social development of Africa’s poorest countries through investment in infrastructure, regional integration, private sector development, governance and accountability, and skills and technology, to promote inclusive and green growth, with special attention to fragile states and girls, youth and women. The AfDF is the concessional lending and grants arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB) that operates in the 38 poorest, vulnerable and fragile countries to promote economic and social development.
This Girls' Education Challenge Phase 2 will enable up to 1 million marginalised girls (currently supported through Phase 1) to continue to learn, complete primary school and transition on to secondary education. A further 500,000 highly marginalised adolescent girls, who are out of school, will also be targeted to gain literacy, numeracy and other skills relevant for life and work. It is estimated that at least 400,000 girls will complete junior secondary school in the first four years of the extension. The extension will build on what we have learnt so far in Phase 1 and further deepen global understanding of what works for girls’ education, particularly during adolescence and in the transition from education to work.
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.
The UK will provide support for global polio eradication over six years for the interruption of polio transmission in the remaining endemic countries (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria), to outbreak control , to strengthening routine immunisation coverage rates , and the establishment of legacy planning to ensure eradication is sustained resulting in health gains beyond polio. The UK’s support will enable the full vaccination of more than 360 million children, so contributing to the achievement of child mortality and maternal health MDGs.