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.
Reduced recourse to unsafe abortion and increased use of family planning for women (especially marginalised and young)
This programme will help cities plan for and invest in reducing the impacts of weather-related changes and extreme events, through a partnership with the Rockefeller foundation and the Asian Development Bank, on 2 million urban poor and vulnerable people in 25 medium-sized cities in 6 Asian countries (initially Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Indonesia) by improving planning processes so that they consider climate change risks, for developing and funding new investment and infrastructure opportunities, and for knowledge and lesson sharing by 2018.
Increased levels of trade and investment across regions targeted sectors and geographical areas in Central, West and South Asia, with greater access to markets and services for poor people, including women.
Increased energy trade between Central Asia (initially Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic) and South Asia (initially Afghanistan and Pakistan) for improved energy services leads to improved productivity, private investment, regional trade, and pro-poor growth through access to jobs and services.
‘To develop knowledge and evidence with up to 17 partner Governments for 1) planning, designing, constructing and maintaining cost effective and reliable low volume roads and 2) planning and delivering appropriate rural transport services. At least 110,000km low volume rural roads influenced by project research by 2030 which will improve the livelihoods of poor men and women through providing increased access to markets and services.’
Integrate climate change into development planning, budgeting and delivery in national and sub-national governments in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan.This will done by strengthening planning, budgeting, delivery mechanisms, building awareness and capacity of stakeholders through technical and some implementation support. It will help to mobilise domestic and International finance. Sharing lesssons and knowledge in South Asia is a key element of the project.
Improved intra-regional trade and investment through increased regional electricity connectivity, reduction in border transit time, streamlined cross border regulations, and broader policy and institutional development’
To improve the management of water within and between South Asian countries, reducing poverty by enabling adaptation to climate change and reducing the risk of conflict over water resources. By 2018, 500 million people living in river basins will benefit from improved water management by reducing their risk of exposure to flooding and drought and enhancing regional security by improving cooperation between governments
To undertake research to accelerate the availability, affordability, efficiency and performance of Low Energy Inclusive Appliances (LEIA) suited to developing country contexts. Domestic and small-industrial electrical appliances are key to increasing the impact of energy access for poor consumers, expanding the markets for household solar and mini-grid systems, and enabling the most efficient use of available power where the grid is unreliable.”