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UK Department for International Development

UK Aid Connect Funding Mechanism

UK aid from the British people

Project Data Last Updated: 25/09/2019

IATI Identifier: GB-GOV-1-300055

Partner Projects


  • Civil Society Collective: Building a thriving and diverse civil society sector. Intended outcomes:a) humanitarian and international development civil society organisations will have the capability to respond to changing humanitarian and development needs b) UK civil society organisations working in international development and humanitarian assistance will be part of strong and thriving networks c) Greater shared value will be achieved through collaboration and partnership between civil society organisations and other development actors d) Through their advocacy, civil society organisations will have contributed to positive change. Total Project Budget: £1,895,956 DFID Funding: £817,405

Institute of Development Studies

  • Freedom of Religious Belief (FORB) for inclusive, interdependent and diverse societies Most people in developing countries engage in some form of spiritual practice and believe that their faith is important and enables them to relate to the world. The Afrobarometer in Africa found that 81% of those surveyed felt that religion was a 'very important' factor in their lives. Gallup polls found that two-thirds of respondents in developing counties 'give God high importance' or consider themselves to be 'religious people'. Since 1950, the growth in the numbers of religious adherents in developing countries has been greater than the growth in population. 'Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching practice, worship and observance.' The work through UK Aid Connect will contribute to the following overall objective: a world where all women and men, girls and boys throughout all stage of their lives have equal opportunity to realise their rights, achieve their potential and live in dignity, free from extreme poverty, exclusion, stigma, discrimination and violence. Success will be getting to zero on extreme poverty and achieving development outcomes across all economic and social population groups. Total Project Budget: £12,580,025 DFID Funding: £1,392,564

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre)

Conciliation Resources

  • Smart Peace: Partnership for Conflict Prevention and Peaceful Change The Smart Peace consortium combines expertise in conflict analysis, community dialogue, elite mediation, evaluation, policy influence and behavioural science to deliver targeted and adaptive conflict resolution interventions in Central African Republic (CAR), Myanmar and Nigeria. Smart Peace will share learning from practical experience to improve global policy and practice. The consortium’s blend of skills and the strength of its local and international networks mean that it is well-placed to realise these ambitions. The Asia Foundation, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and Conciliation Resources have peacebuilding expertise and relationships at multiple levels in focus countries and internationally. The Behavioural Insights Team, Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich, Chatham House and International Crisis Group facilitate targeted, adaptive and gender-sensitive interventions, and high-level policy influence. Total Project Budget: £11,962,168 DFID Funding: £2,128,713

Marie Stopes International

  • UK Aid Connect Develop a scalable and sustainable approach to delivering comprehensive, rights-based SRHR to the hardest to reach populations. Total Project Budget: £824,164 DFID Funding: £0