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The programme will deliver vital reforms that strengthen the humanitarian response and ways of working in protracted crisis, maintain the lives and dignity of over 550,000 vulnerable people a year across Sudan and build the resilience of communities vulnerable to conflict and displacement in Darfur.
To support the improvement of the quality of education in primary schools in Tanzania and to increase the number of children, particularly girls, able to transfer to secondary education by improved teaching of early grade reading and numeracy.
The current Ebola outbreak in DRC is the second largest recorded outbreak, and has been running since May 2018. Case numbers continue to increase and the outbreak is expected to continue until at least the end of 2019. The UK response to Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak #10 programme has four primary aims: * to curb the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak #10 in DRC as quickly as possible; * to minimise loss of life and impact on communities; * to ensure no onward transmission outside of DRC; and * to be prepared to act rapidly should a cross-border transmission occur.
PLANE programme will support achievement of the UK Aid Strategy’s strategic objectives, particularly in relation to tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable. The programme will also work to strengthen resilience and response to crises, support prosperity in Nigeria and strengthen governance in the education sector. The Programme will benefit up to 2 million children by supporting the Government of Nigeria (GoN) in selected states and non-state partners to improve teaching, school quality, education management and efficient delivery of education. This brings together a short term focus on improving the life chances of Nigeria’s most vulnerable children with medium term goals to support recovery and stability and longer term development goals to improve the overall education system
This programme provides life-saving humanitarian aid including food, medical care and protection services to vulnerable migrants along key migration routes towards Europe. It will raise awareness of the dangers of crossing the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea and will assist those who decide to return home to do so safely. It will offer sustainable reintegration support to help returnees rebuild their lives and deter risky remigration. Through the provision of data analysis and training it will support governments to improve the management of migration and make it safer, for example by building their capacity to identify and protect asylum seekers and refugees, and tackle people trafficking.
Contributing to shared prosperity and development through projects which support the skills and employability of young people, strengthen English language teaching and learning and increase collaboration in higher education and research.
To increase participation and the quality of secondary education by providing disadvantaged girls with secondary level scholarships and Colleges of Education with targeted support to improve teacher education and management. This will benefit 81,000 girls and 38 Colleges of Education and improve gender parity and quality of teaching and learning. This contributes towards our MDGs by improving better access and gender parity by 2015
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.
To build on the achievements of Development Partnerships for Higher Education (DelPHE) phase 1 to design a dynamic and innovative higher education partnerships programme that: meets the needs of DFID priority countries and helps to progress development outcomes, strengthens the capacity of Higher Education Institutions in DFID priority countries to act as catalysts for poverty reduction and sustainable development, enables capacity strengthened higher education institutions in DFID priority countries significantly influencing MDG-related policy and practice.
To stimulate private sector investment in training for the poor, and in particular training that effectively supports women and disadvantaged populations into decent employment. Our assessments indicate that over the coming 4 years and 7 months, the programme could facilitate private sector-led training for 110,000 men and women and support 71,500 people into employment.
Contributing to shared prosperity and development through projects which support improvements in young people's education, increase collaboration in higher education and research and promote the development of arts and culture.
To contribute to long term stability and poverty reduction across all of Sudan by supporting reforms for greater macro-economic stability, inclusive economic growth, improved governance, and strengthened donor-government coordination. This will be achieved through support to government-led reform by building the ability of the private sector, parliamentarians, international partners, the media, and local communities to demand better economic and social policymaking and hold their government to account; and it will help government to better reach 500,000 poorest households in Sudan with social safety net support. This contributes to Global Goals 1, 5, 8, 10 and 16, by improving public policymaking to address poverty and reflect the concerns of women and youth, strengthening economic management to create an environment for more jobs and economic opportunities, and improving the quality of dialogue between groups of citizens and the state to reduce the causes of violent conflict.
This project aims to provide immediate life-saving and early recovery support to most vulnerable people affected by cyclone IDAI, cyclone KENNETH and continued violence against civilians in Cabo Delgado
Contributing to shared prosperity and development through projects which strengthen English language teaching and learning, increase collaboration in higher education and research and encourage collaboration between citizens and the state.
SPHEIR (Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform) aims to transform higher education systems in focus countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Middle East to better meet the needs of graduates and employers. It supports diverse, large-scale partnerships working across different sectors and countries to improve the quality, relevance, accessibility and affordability of higher education. It focuses on creating new and innovative solutions to key higher education challenges to deliver systemic and sustainable change at scale.
This programme will work with more than 4000 volunteers and 5000 VSO alumni to support 350 partner organisations to improve education, health and livelihoods outcomes for up to 2 million people across 24 developing countries
To increase transparency and accountability in Bangladesh by improving systems for management and proactive publication of official information that is relevant and accessible, timely and accurate, and by enabling state reformers, businesses and social activists to hold officials and decision makers answerable for their actions across a range of services including health, education, local government, climate finance and land administration
Strengthening cultural and educational development by building skills and capacity and by creating new opportunities and connections with the UK
The Cultural Protection Fund is a £30m Fund that supports efforts to keep cultural heritage sites and objects safe, as well as the recording, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. The Fund supports project to protect heritage at risk in twelve target countries; Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia Turkey and Yemen. It also provides opportunities to local communities for training and education, enabling and empowering them in the long-term to value, care for and benefit from their cultural heritage.
As a result of growing international momentum to tackle education in conflict and protracted crises, there is an increasing number of education programmes, yet a critical lack of rigorous evidence on ‘what works’. This programme aims to strengthen the international research agenda on education in conflict and protracted crises through evidence generation and more harmonised efforts among all stakeholders. At outcome level, an improved body of rigorous evidence on what works will improve knowledge among policy makers and practitioners. It will also strengthen the ability of DFID and partners to better design and implement programmes in these contexts, resulting in improved value for money and more effective programmes.The desired impact is 'more children getting better quality education in conflict and protracted crisis'.