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Climate Investment Funds (CIFs)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-ICF-0004-CIF
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-05-2009
Budget: £700,922,000

Pakistan Economic Corridors Programme

UK Department for International Development

Improved transport infrastructure in Pakistan along with enhanced private sector involvement in infrastructure financing, road safety interventions and support to regulatory environment, leading to increased trade and economic growth in Pakistan

Project Identifier: GB-1-204358
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 09-02-2015
Total Budget: £265,074,997

InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd

Private Infrastructure Development Group

InfraCo Asia’s objective is to stimulate greater private sector involvement in the development of infrastructure and related projects by reducing the costs and risks of project development; and InfraCo Asia's mission is to identify, create and structure financeable private sector and public private partnership investment opportunities and offer them, at or prior to financial close, to the private sector for implementation.;

Project Identifier: XM-DAC-47086-InfraCo Asia Development
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 03-03-2009
Budget: £161,282,136

Asian Development Fund XII Replenishment

UK Department for International Development

Asian Development Fund 12 Replenishment. The United Kingdom’s contribution to the 11th replenishment of the Asian Development Fund for the period 2017 to 2020. Asian Development Fund is the concessional loans and grants arm of the Asian Development Bank. The AsDB will deliver both direct development results through the AsDF 12, and internal reforms agreed as part of the AsDF Replenishment negotiations. These reforms will improve the way the AsDF is run and enable the Fund to make a more substantial contribution towards the SDGs in the longer term.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204673
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 29-11-2017
Total Budget: £110,000,000

Managing Climate Risks for Urban Poor

UK Department for International Development

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 2022.

Project Identifier: GB-1-203842
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 09-09-2013
Total Budget: £85,000,000

International Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The project aims to raise the level of technical understanding of Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) within key developing countries and emerging economies with high emissions (such as South Africa, Mexico, Indonesia and China), leading to the establishment of the necessary policy frameworks and incentive structures to support commercial, large-scale CCUS demonstration and ultimately accelerate the deployment of CCUS.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-ICF-0001-CCUS
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 25-04-2012
Budget: £70,000,000

Technical Assistance Facility

Private Infrastructure Development Group

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. ;

Project Identifier: XM-DAC-47086-TAF
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 22-10-2003
Budget: $69,586,982

Business for Shared Prosperity in Burma

UK Department for International Development

This programme seeks to improve investment regulation, policy and implementation, to address the constraints to financial sector development, to boost quality public and private investment in priority infrastructure, to assist Burma to realise its trade potential, and to facilitate greater inclusion of women and other excluded groups in Burma’s economic development. This will be achieved through the following delivery mechanisms: • a programme with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to improve Burma’s investment climate and promote competitiveness • a programme to establish the Burma Enterprise Opportunity Facility, a new facility implemented by a managing agent (to be selected through open competition) to deliver activities in partnership with government, business, civil society and other development partners that support economic reform, and to finance innovative new projects

Project Identifier: GB-1-204672
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 04-08-2015
Total Budget: £54,969,114

Climate Public Private Partnership Programme (CP3)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

CP3 aims to demonstrate that climate friendly investments in developing countries, including in renewable energy, water, energy efficiency and forestry are not only ethically right but also commercially viable. It aims to attract new forms of finance such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds into these areas by creating two commercial private equity funds of funds which will invest in subfunds and projects in developing countries, creating track records of investment performance which should in turn encourage further investments and accelerate the growth of investment in climate.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-ICF-0010-CP3
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-01-2012
Budget: £50,217,370

Climate Public Private Partnership Programme (CP3)

UK Department for International Development

CP3 aims to demonstrate that climate friendly investments in developing countries, including in renewable energy, water, energy efficiency and forestry are not only ethically right but also commercially viable. It aims to attract new forms of finance such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds into these areas by creating two commercial private equity funds of funds which will invest in subfunds and projects in developing countries, creating track records of investment performance which should in turn encourage further investments and accelerate the growth of investment in climate.

Project Identifier: GB-1-201733
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 21-04-2010
Total Budget: £47,954,544

Integrated Programme for Strengthening Security and Justice

UK Department for International Development

To achieve better security and access to justice for at least 1.85 million people, including over 1 million women and girls.

Project Identifier: GB-1-203274
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 10-01-2014
Total Budget: £45,499,995

Asian Development Bank (AsDB) 5TH General Capital Increase (GCI)

UK Department for International Development

AsDB 5th GCI to increase the capital base from $55bn to $165bn and provide additional levels of lending for development purposes in the Asia and Pacific Region

Project Identifier: GB-1-201297
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 23-06-2010
Total Budget: £44,628,763

Asia Regional Trade and Connectivity Programme (ARTCP)

UK Department for International Development

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.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204469
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 05-04-2018
Total Budget: £38,499,999

South Asia Water Governance Programme (SAWGP)

UK Department for International 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

Project Identifier: GB-1-202775
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 11-09-2012
Total Budget: £23,260,125

Clean Energy Fund Technical Assistance Programme (CEFTA)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The fund supports the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region, in order to contribute to the mitigation of climate change impacts in those countries by reducing their carbon emissions. The fund focuses specifically on technical assistance, which involves building the knowledge and skills base of the industries and governments in the supported countries, as well as undertaking feasibility studies of potential low carbon energy projects.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-ICF-0002-CEFTA
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-12-2015
Budget: £17,500,000

Accelerated Reform Facility (ARF)

UK Department for International Development

To strengthen long term reform by supporting short term results in the following areas: good governance and public financial management; promoting responsible investment; improving transparency and the rule of law; strengthening the work of parliament; and helping the process of ethnic reconciliation. Three components of this project will assist Burma’s application to join the EITI (Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative) by April 2014. This will help to ensure that the country’s own resources are used to benefit the people of Burma

Project Identifier: GB-1-203601
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 04-10-2012
Total Budget: £12,049,241

Boosting growth through strengthening investor and creditor protection in China: How China can learn from the UK experience

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

This application demonstrates that the quality of legal institutions can matter for economic development and that important policy lessons can be learned by China from the UK in this regard. This application recognises that China has been a remarkable economic success story but the country also faces new challenges as its economy enters a more mature phase. In particular, it needs to avoid the 'middle income trap' i.e. where a country has costs that are now too high to compete with low-income countries but where productivity does not match those in high-income countries. There are economies in Asia including Singapore and Hong Kong SAR that have emerged successfully from middle income status. Both these economies are built on UK law and are renowned for the quality of their legal infrastructure in supporting development of the financial system. The application suggests how China might also benefit from the UK experience in building its legal infrastructure. But the application recognises China's singular journey and avoids simplistic conclusions that certain consequences will inevitably follow form certain formal changes. It recognises the need for a continuous process of adaptation and development; learning appropriately from experience and responding sensitively to local conditions. The application demonstrates in particular how legal reforms can support economic growth through - enhancing the protections available to minority investors - supporting the availability of credit and contributing to lower-cost credit - supporting the restructuring of ailing businesses. In these areas we seek to provide options for enhancing and reforming the legal and financial system in China that are based upon the UK and other experience. We acknowledge that there are choices to be made between means and ends and that the relationship between means and ends is contingent and uncertain. The data we rely on will come principally from the World Bank Doing Business (DB) reports and rankings which are grounded on the notion that smarter business regulation promotes economic growth. The DB rankings have been issued annually since 2004 and the 2016 rankings includes 11 sets of indicators for 189 economies. Each economy is ranked on the individual indicators and also in an overall table. Currently, the UK is 6th in this table and China 84th but Singapore is 1st and Hong SAR is 5th which shows that it is possible for Asian economies to rank highly. In our project, we will explore deep into the detail underlying the Protecting Minority Investors, Getting credit and Resolving Insolvency indicators. These 3 indicators appear particularly pertinent to the development of a mature financial system and in relation to them all China ranks far below the UK. On protecting investors, China is ranked as 134th whereas the UK is 4th. We show how the gap can be bridged and how China can learn from the UK experience by examining critically how the UK has protected minority investors and ascertaining what measures of protection might work most effectively in Chinese conditions. Our approach takes the relevant DB rankings as a guide but subjects them to critical scrutiny and engaging systematically with the methodology underpinning the rankings; addressing the robustness of this methodology and considering alternative approaches. For instance, we will test the robustness and limitations of the DB 'resolving insolvency' data on China using Jiande Municipal People's Court in Zhejiang Province as a case study. This makes the process of data collection and analysis more manageable. 20 interviews with creditors and practitioners will be undertaken in Zhejiang Province and data on business closures from the local branches of the China Business Registration Authorities and the China Pension Management Authorities will also be collected. We will also use econometr ic analyses based on detailed micro data from other data sources

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-FUND--NEWT-ES/P004040/1
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 13-02-2017
Budget: Not Provided

GCRF - Drugs and (dis)order: Building sustainable peacetime economies in the aftermath of war

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

First, the project will engage scholars working on the political economy of conflict and war to peace transitions. This includes researchers working on issues of violence (e.g. Christopher Cramer, Stathis Kalyvas, Teo Ballve), resources, statebuilding and political settlements (e.g. Jonathan Di John, James Putzel, Philippe Le Billon, Douglass North and Mushtaq Khan), and hybrid political orders (e.g. Volker Boege, Kate Meagher). The research will contribute to this literature by providing a comparative evidence base regarding the perpetuation of criminalised economies in peacetime and the complex dilemmas and trade-offs that exist between peacebuilding, development and counter narcotics efforts to tackle illicit economies. The research will be disseminated through publication in leading development and politics journals, through engagement with existing research networks (such as the Political Settlements Research Programme) and UK and international conferences. Second, the research will benefit scholars working on drugs and other illicit economies, including Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy, Carolyn Nordstrom, Richard Snyder, Ko-Lin Chin, Francisco Thoumi. The research aims to redefine the field of drugs and development by generating an innovative, interdisciplinary framework for conceptualising the dynamics surrounding drug economies that combines political economy, livelihoods, gender, and public health analysis to understand the tensions that exist between counter-narcotics policies and concurrent efforts to address state fragility and poverty. The project is well-placed to disseminate research to audiences across different disciplines through the SOAS Violence, Conflict and Development research cluster, the new SOAS Corruption Centre, the LSE IDEAS International Drug Policy Project, the Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour (CRDHB) and The Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) (both hosted by the LSHTM). Third, the research will strengthen recent borderland studies scholarship focused on how state margins are not simply reflective of power relations at the centre, but are often constitutive of new political and economic orders (e.g. Hastings Donnan, Thomas Wilson, Benedikt Korf, Timothy Raeymaekers, Paul Nugent, James Scott and Willem van Schendel). Research will strengthen this growing body of literature by demonstrating how a borderlands perspective can address the lack of sensitivity to space in much of the literature on war to peace transitions and statebuilding, which focuses predominantly on national-level political settlements. The research will engage beneficiaries by submitting publications to targeted journals including Geoforum and Journal of Borderland Studies, and through interacting with the Asian Borderlands Research Network, the Association for Borderland Studies and the African Borderlands Research Network. Fourth, the project will provide an important contribution to the literature engaged with developing new research approaches for working in insecure terrain (e.g. Gutierrez-Sanin, Mansfield, Ko-Lin Chin). The research's integration of in-depth fieldwork, GIS spatial imagery and public health analysis will showcase methodological innovation that may then be adapted to other research initiatives in drugs and conflict-affected environments. These findings will be disseminated through the project's workshops and capacity building initiatives with UK-based and southern researchers. The project aims to strengthen the links between UK and southern researchers in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar across all of these areas of knowledge by establishing an extensive research network through the project's proposed Policy Lab and subsequent Research Consortium for Transforming Illicit Economies.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-ES/P011543/1
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-10-2017
Budget: Not Provided

The resilience and sustainability of the Mekong delta to changes in water and sediment fluxes (RAMESES)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The world's 33 largest deltas are being drowned by relative sea level rise and are, as a result, rapidly losing land. This process is also driving an exacerbation of flood risk in these environments, which is placing many large cities, key infrastructure and over 0.5 billion people at risk globally. These issues are most acute for deltas across Southern and Southeast Asia, where an estimated 20% of land will be lost by 2100. These risks are significant. For example, floods during the 2011 Asian monsoon killed an estimated 2000 people and caused ~US$45 billion in economic damage across SE Asia. Moreover, these deltas, and their ecosystem services, underpin regional food security for rapidly growing populations. There is therefore an urgent need to evolve an improved generic understanding of the processes behind the relative sea level rise and flood risk dynamics in these deltaic environments into the future. Significant recent advances have been made in our understanding of many aspects of delta morphodynamics and evolution. This has included work on distributary channel flow processes, bifurcation stability and bar dynamics, and the profound influence of tidal backwater effects on longer-term channel hydro- and sediment dynamics. However, despite this progress there are significant uncertainties around the influence of: i) upstream migrating backwater effects, forced by sea-level rise, on delta bifurcation stability; ii) declining sediment delivery and increased hydrological variability on distributary channel stability; iii) connectivity between the channels and the delta surface on the routing, dispersal and trapping of sediment. Each of these uncertainties are key knowledge gaps that must be addressed for effective delta management, flood risk mitigation and maintenance of ecosystem services. Our project will investigate flow and sediment routing through the Mekong delta across the annual monsoon flood and develop a new generic understanding of the impact of relative sea-level rise and sediment routing processes through distributary channels and key bifurcation sites on the delta. This will be achieved through collection of new state-of-the-art field datasets, development and application of morphodynamic numerical modelling and utilization of system dynamics modelling to guide aquaculture and agriculture adaptations to changes. We will leverage a range of existing links we have to engage with, and communicate the outcomes of the work, to agencies and policy makers in the region and inform water resource planning and mitigation/adaptation strategies in the context of climate change.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-FUND--NEWT-NE/P014704/1
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 15-06-2017
Budget: Not Provided

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