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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.
The Good Governance Fund supports a series of governance and economic reform initiatives, aimed at building stability, reducing poverty and increasing prosperity, in Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine. The fund will focus on areas such as: anti-corruption; improving the business environment; judicial reform; key sector reforms (e.g. banking and energy); strengthening the rule of law; and supporting an independent media. This project was approved before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.
Accountability in Tanzania Phase Two (AcT2) Programme is a five year £38m, innovative and exciting programme whose purpose is to increase the responsiveness and accountability of Government in Tanzania, through a strengthened civil society. AcT2 seeks to support civil society organisations (CSOs) to implement context-specific strategic interventions that will enable them to influence positive change in the attitudes and behaviour of citizens, civil society and government, making government as a whole more responsive and accountable. The second phase started in February 2018 and will end in December 2022. The programme funds mid-to-large sized Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and is managed by KPMG Advisory Limited in Tanzania. The programme works with CSO partners supporting Tanzanian citizens to engage with and hold their government to account. This is crucial to fostering a well-functioning state that acts in the best interests of its people - in tackling corruption, efficient spending of public resources and delivering effective public services. The Tanzanian President has made anti-corruption his top priority. AcT2 partners seeks to deploy different tools and resources to equip citizens to challenge corruption rather than accept it. AcT2 programme underlines the need to bolster groups that can continue to champion pluralism, articulate the demands of citizens, and engage in constructive debate and negotiation with government. As an integrated and cohesive civil society offer, AcT2 enables DFID to deliver greater impact from our wider portfolio priorities in human development and sustainable growth teams and promoting democratic space. It will do this through focusing on governance blockages in these areas, with a focus on promoting accountability and social inclusion, especially focusing on gender, disability and youth/elderly groups. The programme has ambition to deploy different innovative approaches including policy research, advocacy, dialogue, experimentation, and brokering, and it will work with civil society, private sector actors, elected officials and faith-based groups. The four thematic priorities for the programme includes: • Civic Space (sector policy dialogues, media, voice, CS advocacy, human rights) • Social Inclusion (disability, women, girls and youth/elderly) • Anti-Corruption • Climate Change
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is leading the Ethiopia Migration Programme (EMP) together with partners Save the Children International (SC), BBC Media Action (BBC MA), Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) and Altai Consulting (AC). The programme objective is to protect young – 14 to 29 year-old – would-be be migrants and refugees from unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia. This programme is part of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Ethiopia’s refugee and migration business case for 2016‐2020 aimed at addressing problems associated with forced inward migration and unsafe irregular outward migration.
Over 36 months in 10 districts in Sierra Leone, EAGER will target 20,000 out-of-school adolescent girls who have never been in school or who have been out of school for 2+ years and do not have basic literacy and numeracy skills. EAGER aims for beneficiaries to have significantly improved learning outcomes and have transitioned to education, training or employment.
The aim of the programme is to strengthen the ability of independent media in developing countries to produce free, independent public interest journalism and provide fora for constructive public debate, both offline and online. Working in Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Sierra Leone, the programme will bring together NGOs, researchers and the private sector to increase the resilience of independent media in developing countries to political and economic pressures which are undermining freedom of expression. The project will connect global, regional and local expertise to develop more sustainable business models for independent media in the digital age. In conjunction, it will strengthen support networks, provide technical assistance for media organisations and take forward policy discussions on global action for media freedom.
The Nepal Health Sector Programme 3 (NHSP3) is funded by the UK Government through the Department for International Development (DFID) to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) through the Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP). NHSP3 is designed to support the goals of the Nepal Health Sector Strategy (NHSS) 2015/16 - 2020/21 and assist the MOHP in building resilient health systems to provide quality health services for all. From April 2017 to December 2020, NHSSP is being implemented by a consortium led by Options Consultancy Limited with Health Research and Social Development Forum International, Oxford Policy Management, and Miyamoto International. The programme has two components: a. General Health Technical Assistance to increase the capacity of the MOHP to improve health policy-making and planning, procurement and financial management, health services delivery and the use of evidence for planning and management b. Retrofitting Health Infrastructure Technical Assistant to enhance the MOHP capacity to retrofit health infrastructure to withstand future earthquakes
To strengthen democratic institutions and governance in Tanzania by working with Parliament, political parties, civil society and the media to improve capacity and strengthen accountability mechanisms, promote institutions and political processes that are more inclusive and foster economic growth that provides more benefits for poor people.
Disability inclusion is a neglected, under-prioritised issue in international development; a lack of evidence around what works in practice to deliver inclusion contributes to difficulty in building effective programmes. The DFID Disability Inclusive Development (DID) Programme is a £30m programme designed to contribute to the long-term improved well-being and inclusion of people with disabilities in low-and-middle-income countries. DID will carry out a series of small scale interventions around increased access to health care and education, improved livelihoods and reduced stigma and discrimination, using new development approaches such as adaptive management and community-based consultation to deliver better quality of life for persons with disabilities. The programme will create a solid evidence base around what delivers positive results for persons with disabilities to scale up, as well as ensure this data and evidence is disseminated and informs the global community and governments. DID will run for six years and complement DFID’s current disability inclusion programming including UK Aid Connect.
To strengthen democratic institutions and governance in Tanzania so that they are more inclusive and accountable, and economic growth provides more benefits for poor people.
To seek to remove barriers and empower persons with disabilities into formal employment in Uganda, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Kenya
Through a consortium of 6 agencies (Oxfam, Practical Action, Concern, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor, BBC Media Action and Sanergy Inc.) plus additional local partners this project aims to contribute towards Kenya meetings its MDG targets for water and sanitation by focusing in four Counties of Kenya
To reduce the causes and enablers of Modern Slavery in Nigeria by providing a 'whole of government' and civil society support in Edo state for the prevention of irregular migration among vulnerable young people. The programme will stem the outflow of irregular migration by strengthening systems and civil society capacity to address social norms that are accepting of trafficking. The programme has multiple components which include technical assistance to the government of Edo state, a civil society challenge funds, the establishment of a learning platform, accountable grants and an independent monitoring and evaluation component.
Production and broadcast of National Radio programme - to reach parents, caregivers, teachers, community leaders, etc - to create a more enabling environment that is supportive of girls' learning, education and entrepreneurship.
WE4L uses a combination of advocacy, skills training, knowledge tools and coalition-building. The program works directly with potential women leaders, as well as with political parties, trade unions, civil society organization, the media and the creative sector. Hivos and our local partners provide strategic, media and communication expertise.