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The $8 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) accelerates climate action by empowering transformations in clean technology, energy access, climate resilience, and sustainable forests in developing and middle income countries. The CIF’s large-scale, low-cost, long-term financing lowers the risk and cost of climate financing. It tests new business models, builds track records in unproven markets, and boosts investor confidence to unlock additional sources of finance.
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
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.
UK contribution to compensate AfDF for the costs of foregone debt service payments under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI)
CPB South Sudan 2018-2020 - Direct Support Cost
The key specific objectives of the TAF is to: a. Build capacity in both the public and private sector in order to facilitate the aims of the PIDG. b. Facilitate private investment and mobilise additional resources directed towards the implementation of initiatives sponsored by the PIDG Facilities. c. Promote better co-ordination in the delivery of technical assistance associated with projects sponsored by the PIDG Facilities. d. Enhance inclusion and other social development opportunities associated with projects supported by the PIDG Facilities. e. Provide post-transaction support for projects supported by the PIDG Facilities. f. Strengthen environmental sustainability of PIDG supported projects. g. Promote development or improvement of capital market systems in selected countries or regions. h. Facilitate affordability by the poor of infrastructure services provided on a commercially viable basis. ;
The programme will catalyse a market based approach for private sector delivery of solar home system (SHS) products and services. This will lead to improved energy access for people in sub-Saharan Africa currently who are currently without modern energy. The programme will work in 14 priorty countries: Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leonne and Senegal. The programme will support: 1) Technical assistance to improve the enabling environment for a market based approach for private sector delivery of solar home system (SHS) products and services (Policy and Regulatory Reform, investment readiness, learning and Coordination) 2) Finance for businesses wanting to enter new and emerging SHS markets in sub-Saharan Africa for their start up and early commercialisation of ideas 3) Test innovative approaches to stimulating private sector investment and a market development.
PEPE will support private sector development, through improving firms’ access to finance and addressing market and government failures in identified value chains following M4P methodology. PEPE will be implemented through 2 components:1) Access to Finance. The access to finance pillar is expected to achieve the outcome of increasing investment levels in the Ethiopian economy, particularly for growth-oriented SME. 2) Priority Sector. The priority sectors pillar is expected to achieve the outcome of increasing returns on investment (productivity) and investment levels in the identified sectors (live stock and leather, cotton and textile,horticulture). In both pillars, particular priority is given to supporting economic opportunity for women and “greening” growth.
Domestic resources are critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The Regional and International Tax Initiatives Programme (RITI) will enable developing countries to access specialist skills by leveraging global expertise to build tax for development capacity. The programme will also enable the production of global public goods and support international and regional organisations to work with countries to deliver both international and domestic tax reforms.
To increase access to improved, affordable and sustainable electricity supply for human development and wealth creation in Sierra Leone by 2018. through a combination of interventions supporting hard infrastructure, institutional reform and operational improvement.
The overall description: Support to the Budget Strengthening Initiative, promoting more effective, transparent and accountable budget policies, processes and systems in the poorest and most fragile states
The Invest Africa initiative will help drive the economic transformation needed to create jobs for the future and set countries on a trajectory out of poverty. It is expected to generate £1bn of new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in manufacturing (including agro-processing and high value services) sectors in Africa. It will do this by working with African Governments and international companies to facilitate new investments (e.g. by developing the business case for firms to undertake investment, or by supporting their negotiations with Government) and by addressing sector specific barriers preventing those particular investments from taking place .
To deliver market based solutions to meet low income households needs by providing private sector creativity and commercial sector approaches to social marketing and demand creation to deliver innovative solutions and new approaches. This will benefit 100 million people by adopting behaviours and accessing household technologies and services that lead to sustained improvements in health, livelihoods, environment and wellbeing. This contributes towards the post-MDG, Nutrition and WASH agendas. The project will be for 5 years.To identify, test and deliver innovative market based solutions that meet the needs of poor households for basic services such as water, sanitation and hygiene in low-income African countries. Part of the DFID-Unilever partnership agreement, this five year project aims to utilise private sector creativity, social marketing and demand creation methods and techniques to promote behavioural change and accessibility of new technologies and services that lead to sustained improvements in health, livelihoods, environment and wellbeing of 100 million poor people.
The Green Mini-Grids programme aims to help transform the mini grid sector from a growing and sporadic series of pilot projects, to a thriving industry. Work includes development of small-scale electricity generation which serves a limited number of consumers via a distribution grid that can operate in isolation from national electricity transmission network. Transformation is to be achieved through the creation of a critical mass of experience and evidence of success in two countries (Kenya and Tanzania), coupled with improved policy and market conditions for investments regionally.
The Mozambique’s Access to Finance Programme (MAFiP) is a 5 year contract wanting to impact the “active use of responsibly provided financial services by poor people and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that meet their needs”. Overall the expected outcome is to open the access to the financial services for the population and businesses of Mozambique and to work with the Government of Mozambique to meet its 2020 target of increasing financial access from 22.3% to 35%.
to improve road access to socio-economic facilities and quality of transport service levels in western Uganda
To make DFIDs Research agenda more responsive through the production of short term policy research that will address the needs of policy makers by providing them with primary evidence that can subsequently be used for policy analysis in such areas as Health, Education, Conflict, Cash Transfers, Aid Transparency, Tax Policy, Social Protection, Energy, Payment by Results, Economics and Innovation. Short term policy driver research studies will be commissioned in the following sectors and regions. A series of case studies will be developed for Higher Education covering Burma, Ghana, Pakistan and Sierra Leone. The information available on Electricity Access and Electricity Insecurity will be reviewed for India. A study will be undertaken on assessing the Cuban Model of Medical Education in sub-Saharan Africa. A review will be undertaken looking at Social Protection and Tax in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and Activity based Learning will be reviewed in Tamil Nadu, India.
UNIDO’s Department of Partnerships and Results Monitoring (PRM) is spearheading the development and implementation of an integrated partnership approach and oversees the roll-out of the Programmes for Country Partnership (PCPs), which are seen as a tool to better assist governments in achieving their industrial agenda through leveraging investments from strategic partners. Within the PRM Department, the Country Partnerships Division (PTC/PRM/CPD) and Environment Partnerships Division (EPD) facilitate and foster demand-driven partnerships in support of measurable, sustainable, and inclusive industrialization. PTC/PRM/CPD and EPD complement UNIDO’s technical assistance portfolio by mobilizing additional external partners and leveraging resources to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The two divisions will need to develop a stronger role for UNIDO to act as a facilitator and a coordinator of industrialization on a national level by fostering strategic partnerships with private sector entities, development finance institutions (DFIs), as well as multilateral funds. The project will, therefore, support the implementation of specific tasks laid out in the functions of the PTC/PRM/CPD and EPD.
The proposed project is an immediate follow-up to the Maritime Silk Road and Investment Cooperation Forum under the theme of “Maritime Silk Road-East meets West” on 8 September 2014 in Xiamen, China. UNIDO Director-General made a keynote speech at the Forum’s opening and received proactive feedback from some 200 Asian, African and Pacific Island delegates. The Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping put forward the proposals of building Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road when he visited Central Asian and Southeast Asian countries in late 2013 and received positive responses from various State leaders. With the establishment of the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank and China’s US $40 billion Silk Road Fund, concerned countries are demanding joining efforts for a better future under the theme of Maritime and Continental Silk Road. UNIDO will take a leading role in promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) by enhancing trade and investment flows along Maritime and Continental Silk Road. This project is to be implemented in coordination with initiatives from UNDP, UNOSSC, UNESCO, UNWTO who will be working within the areas of their respective mandates and programmes in the concerned countries.
JPO Ms. Chie MATSUMOTO (Japan) Main duties: Under the supervision of the Director of the Department PTC/AGR and the direct supervision of the Chief of the Division PTC/AGR/AIT, while collaboration with other colleagues, the incumbent will provide technical and administrative support to the programme for the successful attainment of the programme objectives. Specifically Ms. Matsumoto will: (i) Assist in identifying, developing and promoting technical cooperation programmes related to Agribusiness Development with emphasis on Fragility Conflict and Violence (FCV) countries on humanitarian assistance projects; (ii) Assist in monitoring programme/project implementation related to Agribusiness Development in FCV countries including assistance in diversifying local economies, and in turn increasing the resilience of communities and individuals; (iii) Support the partnership development initiatives of the Department with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) including the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank (WB); (iv) Continuously follow up communication, maintain databases of the programmes, support in the development components of joint projects between UNIDO and IFIs; (v) Support the preparation of regular reports for joint programmes between IFIs and PTC/AGR during the formulation/implementation of technical cooperation projects; (vi) Undertake other related duties and assignments as may be required by the Chief of the Agro-Industries Technology Division and by the Director, Department of Agri-Business; (vii) Assist in monitoring exercises related to the project implementation, retrieving substantive information on status of the project, outcome, output, key performance indicators (KPIs), risks, etc. from the SAP Portfolio and Project Management (PPM) module; (viii) Draft reports, ad-hoc assignments and research activities, as required; and (ix) Other Special Projects: Performs other special projects and assignments as required by the Department and also beneficial for the development of the experience of the JPO.