UK Aid Match II - 2016-2020 is the next phase of DFID’s UK Aid Match scheme and has a budget of up to £157 million. UK Aid Match is DFID’s fund to increase UK public engagement in international development, while simultaneously reducing poverty and achieving the Global Goals in priority countries through funded civil society organisations. DFID aims to provide opportunities for the UK public to have a say in how UK aid is spent by offering to match every £1 donated by the public to a UK Aid Match charity appeal. CSOs use the match funding raised in the appeals to implement projects that improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. In the first phase of the UK Aid Match 2013 - 2016, a total of 62 grants were awarded to CSOs, working in 22 countries, and 3.6 million public donations were matched. Under the next phase of the scheme, UK Aid Match II, DFID would like to see an increase in the number and diversity of CSOs accessing UK Aid Match funding, a more diversified subsection of the public being reached by the appeals and engaged in international development, and more innovative or non-challenge fund methods being explored. The next phase of the scheme will have broader country eligibility criteria, which will include countries in the bottom 50 of the Human Development Index and countries that DFID considers to be highly or moderately fragile. In January 2018, DFID selected a MannionDaniels’ led consortium as Fund Manager for the next phase of UK Aid Match. The consortium partners are Education Development Trust, Oxford Policy Management, KIT Royal Tropical Institute and The Social Change Agency.
Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UK Aid Direct was established in 2014 as a successor to the Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF), which was created in 2010. UK Aid Direct is a challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitments to achieving the Global Goals. The aim of UK Aid Direct is to fund small- and medium-sized national and international civil society organisations (CSOs) to reduce poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals. Specifically, UK Aid Direct funding reaches the most marginalised and vulnerable populations, supporting the DFID agenda to ‘leave no one behind’. This agenda can be achieved through funding projects that encompass service delivery, economic empowerment, strengthening accountability or generating social change. As a flexible fund, UK Aid Direct is designed to be an adaptive and demand-led fund that responds to DFID priorities of:\n\n- Strengthening global peace, security and governance\n\n- Strengthening resilience and response to crisis\n\n- Promoting global prosperity\n\n- Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable\n\n- Delivering value for money
Leave No Girl Behind is a new initiative announced in July 2016 as part of the Girls Education Challenge. This initiative will support interventions providing literacy, numeracy and skills relevant for life and work to highly marginalised, adolescent girls who have never attended or have already dropped out of school.
To strengthen the democratic character of Nigerian political processes and outcomes by providing support to key electoral bodies, other relevant arms of government (such as the Legistaure) and civil society organisations. Credible elections, an efficient legislature and the scrutiny of government performance by an informed society will motivate government to perform better and be more responsive to the needs of citizens.
Hunger on a massive scale is looming across East Africa. If we don’t act now, it will get much worse. Drought and conflict have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment. People are already dying in South Sudan and Somalia. In Kenya, the government has declared a national emergency and Ethiopia is battling a new wave of drought following the strongest El Nino on record. Women, children and older people are suffering the most; more than 800,000 children under five are severely malnourished. Without immediate treatment, they are at risk of starving to death. DEC member charities are already delivering life-saving assistance in all affected countries. But, they need more money to help reduce the scale and severity of the crisis.
Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe leaving behind a trail of destruction, killing at least 960 people and leaving around 3 million in need of help. Strong winds and widespread flooding ripped apart roads, bridges, houses, schools and health facilities and submerged vast swathes of agricultural land. As flood levels recede, work to clear debris, reopen roads and reconnect electricity and water supplies is underway. Some people who fled their homes as flood waters rose are returning home but more than 230,000 remain displaced across three countries and are living in communal sites such as schools and churches. A growing number of cholera cases have been confirmed and there is a high risk of outbreaks of other waterborne diseases as supplying clean water remains a significant challenge. The aid effort is fully underway and DEC member charities are working closely with national partners to support government-led relief efforts. They are prioritising the delivery of clean water, building toilets and handwashing facilities to tackle the outbreak of cholera. They are also delivering emergency shelter materials and blankets, food such as pulses and maize flour, and urgent health assistance. Focusing on longer-term food security and rehabilitation of livelihoods is paramount and some members are already providing seeds and tools to communities.
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar, since August with the majority seeking refuge in Bangladesh. More than 620,000 people, mostly Rohingya women and children, are in urgent need of shelter, medical care, water and food as they arrive exhausted and traumatised in overflowing camps and settlements in Bangladesh. With more funds, DEC member charities can immediately respond to the growing needs of the people who have fled into Bangladesh with nothing, as well as help the overstretched communities hosting them.
To support Nigeria’s effort of tackling corruption by reducing public tolerance and improving enforcement efforts as part of the HMG Nigeria Anti-Corruption Strategy. Nigerian authorities (including anti-corruption agencies) would be supported to achieve an effective sanction regime by legislation and public policies to combat corruption, and ensuring looters are effectively investigated, prosecuted and convicted. Civil society would build public support for anti-corruption and progressively change social norms that currently facilitate (or even encourage) corruption.
On Friday 28 September, an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a terrifying tsunami that reached 18 feet in height and left a trail of destruction in its wake. The true scale of the disaster is only now becoming clear. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and entire communities have been decimated. At least 2,100 people have died, thousands more are missing and 200,000 survivors are now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, around a quarter of whom are children. DEC member charities and their Indonesian partners are working closely with national authorities to provide food, clean water, first aid and shelter, while helping survivors to cope with the trauma of the last few days. As the full scale of devastation unfolds, they are ready to do even more, and with your help, support devastated communities in rebuilding their lives.
To promote equal access to opportunities, services and rights by women and men in Uganda. This will reduce gender inequality through education attainment, health outcomes, economic participation and political empowerment.
The Education for Life project will work with 5,000 out of school girls (OOSGs) in 5 counties in Kenya: Garissa, Isiolo, Kilifi, Migori and Kisumu to improve their literacy and support them to access a quality education. It is a 5-year project that began in October 2018. EfL will contribute to improved life chances of marginalized girls through three 3 outcomes - learning, transition and sustainability and 4 Intermediate Outcomes (IOs): i. Regular attendance of girls in formal and non-formal learning; ii. Improved quality of teaching; iii. Increased positive social norms; iv. Responsive and enabling policy environment. To address the root causes of the girls being out of school, the project will go beyond enhancing training/education to ensuring a supportive enabling environment. Thus, the IOs target not only the girls (IO1) but also schools and teachers (IO2), parents/guardians/community members (IO3), policies and networks (IO4).
The aim of the Nepal Urban Resilience Program (NURP) is to support national and local government in strengthening the resilience of growing urban areas to natural disasters through improved building, planning and services. ICF and its consortium are providing technical assistance support to the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and municipal governments to achieve the following objectives: • Strengthen the disaster resilience of up to 7 rapidly urbanising areas and to facilitate learning from these urban areas to enable replication in other locations; and • Strengthen national policy development, implementation and monitoring in relation to disaster resilience, as well as stronger coordination and collaboration between the Government and development partners nationally.
Girls Number of total direct beneficiaries targeted 3491-Never Been to School 1509-Dropped out of School Adolescent girls in the five target counties- Isiolo, Garissa, Migori, Kisumu and Kilifi, are faced with myriad of challenges in accessing safe and secure livelihood. The rapid assessment conducted by ActionAid and the consortium partners in all the five counties, established that OOS girls as young as twelve years old were already engaging in ungainful child labour like; working in the quarries, serving as ‘house helps’, cultivating in the farms, burning charcoal, fishing and or selling the and herding.
To contribute to a reduction in incidents of violence against women and girls in UK Government priority countries through ensuring effective, relevant and coordinated programming.
Leave no Girl Behind is a new initiative as a part of the Girl’s Education Challenge. This initiative will support interventions providing literacy, numeracy and skills relevant to life and work to highly marginalised, adolescent girls (between 10 and 19 years) who have never attended or have already dropped out of school in countries where DFID works.
The Speak out! project is addressing SRHR and GBV in Rwanda with the main goal to support 5,600 girls, community members in 9 sectors, and 14 women's rights organisations to have increased willingness, confidence and ability to report and respond to cases of violence in the Karongi, Nyanza, Gisagara, and Nyaruguru districts in Rwanda.
The project will: empower vulnerable girls and community members in 3 counties in Kenya to speak out and report cases of violence; work with duty bearers to increase state accountability and effectiveness to respond to violence against girls (VAG); and build the capacity of women’s rights networks (WRNs) members to strengthen community based protection mechanisms against VAG.
To empower vulnerable girls and community members in 3 counties of Kenya to speak out and report cases of violence; work with duty bearers to increase state accountability and effectiveness to respond to violence against girls (VAG) and build the capacity of women’s rights networks members to strengthen community-based protection mechanisms against VAG
The project will focus on • protecting women and adolescent girls • providing WASH (water) infrastructure and ensuring the management of WASH infrastructure • addressing other needs such as providing a monthly ration of rice husk fuel to targeted households for the following reasons: women and children are at risk from threats such as GBV while they collect fuel wood, particularly as they now need to range further for collection; wood as a fuel produces lots of smoke within shelters and this has health implications i.e. rice husk is a cleaner fuel type; and providing fuel reduces the extent to which environmental degradation occurs.
Humanitarian assistance to the tsunami affected populations in Palu, Donggala and Sigi district, Indonesia