A global programme supporting governance and market reforms aimed at reducing the illegal use of forest resources, benefitting poor forest-dependent people and promoting sustainable growth in developing countries.
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.
To improve the enabling environment for sustainable, inclusive growth-enhancing infrastructure service delivery in DFID focus countries; and, Harness the benefits of cities for sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in DFID focus countries.
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
The Policy Development Facility Phase II (PDFII) is a £ 13.2 million flexible, rapid-response facility set up to support ‘champions of change’, to implement economic and social policies that lead to poverty reduction in Nigeria. PDF II began operations on 1st April 2015 and will run for five years, through to 31 March 2020 PDF II works primarily at the federal level (and potentially at the state level) supporting ‘champions of change’ who are primarily Ministers. Support is also provided to relevant National Assembly Committees, non-government actors such as NGOs and CSOs who pursue implementation of social and economic pro-poor policies.
To engage with China on developmental issues on international poverty reduction in order to develop a shared agenda on innovative activities that expose aid practitioners to new and effective approaches to international development, including addressing demand from other developing countries for lessons from China's development experience.
To produce research analysis and best practice guidance that will help to inform global policy on how development programming and policy can have the greatest impact on stability and security overseas.
Our focus is to build capacities for outlining and implementation of agricultural development pathways that contribute towards poverty alleviation and improved nutrition and health, promote economic growth, are resilient to changing climates, and are environmentally sustainable. This directly corresponds to the GCRF Research Agenda on ' Secure and resilient food systems supported by sustainable agriculture' , but in focusing on agriculture and food systems in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, such an agenda is inseparable from those of ' sustainable health and well-being' ; ' Sustainable livelihoods supported by strong foundations for inclusive economic growth and innovation' ; ' Resilience and action on short-term environmental shocks and long-term environmental change' ; and ' Reduce poverty and inequality, including gender inequalities' ; all of which are directly addressed within the proposal. The proposed work focuses on 3 LICs - Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia - as well as South Africa (an UMIC), with the aim of generating learning that is applicable and applied across Sub-Saharan Africa. Our principle objective is to enable the design, and uptake, of evidence-based practices and policies that deliver productive, sustainable, resilient agri-food systems: "Climate Smart Agri-food Systems" to allow sustainable development towards the SDGs and beyond. To do this we will undertake research and capacity building to: 1) Develop and analyse an interdisciplinary evidence base for sustainable and resilient agriculture and food system transitions. This includes evidence on: Agricultural techniques (including soil, water, sustainable management of crops and livestock, and post-harvest loss), impacts on livelihoods, analysis of enabling (or constraining) policy and routes to upscaling, characterising weather variability in order to better understand what agriculture needs to be resilient to. 2) Collaboratively define evidence-based sustainable and resilient agricultural and food system development pathways based on land-crop-climate models modified for each country. 3) Contribute towards the policy implementation of, and creation of enabling institutional environments for, sustainable and resilient agricultural and food system development pathways. 4) Generate common lessons for sustainable agricultural development pathways across country-contexts and upscale this learning to a regional and continental level through a range of mechanisms Achieving these objectives requires capacity building in the UK and in Africa. Our foundational objectives are to: 1) Develop research partnerships, novel tools, and knowledge exchange infrastructure for UK-African agriculture and food systems research that integrates agricultural, social, political, nutritional, climatic, and ecological understandings to underpin sustainable economic growth. 2) Enhance capacity with national, regional and continental policy makers to use evidence for the development of evidence-based policy. 3) Establish and contribute to mechanisms for evidence communication and policy uptake and evaluation across scales. 4) Train African and UK scholars and research managers, through mutual exchange, to undertake the ambitious, interdisciplinary, cross-scale and policy-oriented research required to address global challenges.