This programme will investigate how to rapidly accelerate a transition from biomass to genuinely "clean" cooking, i.e. with electric or gas.
The purpose of this research programme is to answer the question “how can South Asian agriculture and related food security policies and interventions best be designed and implemented to increase their impacts on nutrition, especially the nutrition status of children and adolescent girls”? This programme will contribute to the acceleration in reductions in poverty and under nutrition of women and children by generating a body of high quality evidence in this area, and working closely with policy makers and programme decision makers in the region to get this evidence into use in making agriculture pro poor and pro nutrition. Work is undertaken in four countries with high levels of malnutrition: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in South Asia which helps build capacity to tackle terrorism and extremism and their socio-economic effects, reinforcing wider efforts to tackle conflict and build stability
A commitment by CDC to the Aureos South East Asia Fund II investment fund. The fund makes investments in small to medium-sized enterprises located in South-East Asia.
A commitment by CDC to the APF-II India Holdings Private Limited investment fund. The fund makes investments in Indian small and medium enterprises with a focus on scaling up affordable models in the healthcare, logistics, infrastructure services and consumer goods sectors.
A commitment by CDC to the Aavishkaar Goodwell India Microfinance Development Company II Limited investment fund. The fund makes investments that support enterprises active in the microfinance sector in India in order to increase access to finance for low income families in rural areas and low-income states.
A commitment by CDC to the 'India Infrastructure Fund II' investment fund. The fund will provide long-term, equity investment for both construction and operating infrastructure projects across the country. Poor infrastructure is a significant obstacle to development and economic growth in India. Under its five-year development plan, the Indian government estimates that there is an infrastructure investment shortfall of almost US$1 trillion.
Commitment to a fund to support a fund manager with a strong track record of developing successful Bangladeshi businesses.
Commitment to a fund supporting a good performing fund during tough fundraising conditions in India.
Fund investment in a country with growing economic potential, but a difficult place to do business, with low penetration from multinational companies.