To improve primary and secondary education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by providing up to £283.2million in technical assistance, financial aid and infrastructure which aims to benefit all primary and lower secondary children in the province by 2020.This programme targets primary enrolment specifically girl child enrolment and female literacy which contributes towards Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 5. The programme is directly supporting 257,808 children to gain quality education.
“To improve the health and socio-economic status of poor people by providing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene services in rural areas of Tanzania. This will benefit 2.8 million people. This contributes towards our MDGs by supporting development of water infrastructure and promotion of hygiene and sanitation services. And will result in sustainability of water and sanitation services by 2022.”
To provide skill training, matching and supplier development services to help East African women, men and young people exploit employment and economic opportunities in natural resource-based industries and adjacent sectors. The programme designs and funds interventions together with the private sector to ensure its services are demand-driven. If successful, the programme will help countries benefit more economically from investments in resource-based industries and other sectors, in terms of East Africans having access to jobs created rather than expats and local firms benefitting from increased procurement opportunities rather than international contractors.
Improved policy debate and understanding of the causes and consequences of childhood povety and inequality in the study countries and globally deriving from Young Lives evidence base.
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.
This programme will pilot Development Impact Bonds (DIB), a new business model for tackling complex social problems in international development by financing programmes on a Payment by Results basis. This work will look at building the evidence for the suitability of DIBs in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of development programmes in areas including income generation, health and disability, by supporting a small number of projects designed by other donors or delivery partners where this financing structure is desirable and feasible. Evidence generated through the pilot will help us to understand when DIBs may be an appropriate commissioning tool, how they can be designed to support providers to innovate and deliver better outcomes, and the costs and benefits of using DIBs.
To invest in high quality rigorous research into what works in systems in low and middle income countries to improve quality and equity of Early Childhood Education provision
The independent monitoring, evaluation and learning provider will support the Good Governance Fund's ability to deliver technical assistance programming across five countries in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. Working in the areas of economic and governance reform in these countries, the service will provide ongoing monitoring and evaluation services to improve the programming quality and help meet the overall objectives of building stability and increasing prosperity through stronger governance and inclusive economic growth. The service will also contribute to the evidence base on donor support to government reforms in areas of economic growth and governance.
To provide Independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) services to the Good Governance Fund (GGF). The GGF is funded by UK DFID and FCO to provide technical assistance in support of governance and economic reform in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The MEL provider will support the GGF's ability to deliver effective, evidence-based programme outputs and outcomes in support of countries' reform objectives. The duration of the contract is 3.5 years and will operate across all five countries and report to the DFID/FCO Joint Unit based in London.
The purpose of the project is to conduct independent data verification for DFID's Payment by Results scheme in Tanzania's rural water sub-sector. The results of the independent verification will be used by DFID to determine the level of results-based incentive payment to be disbursed by DFID to Local Government Authorities across Tanzania.
The DFID Nepal Support for the Economic Empowerment of Women & Girls is designed to develop solutions to the structural barriers that prevent women and girls from engaging freely and productively in the economy. The project design anticipates four components: 1) LEARN - generate evidence and drive capacity building on women's economic empowerment (WEE) in Nepal; 2) DELIVER - support economic empowerment of women and girls through a Challenge Fund to private sector; 3) REACH - maximise outreach and impact through savings groups and cooperatives; 4) TRANSFORM - support a more enabling environment for women. The project will deliver technical assistance across the four components and manage programme funds for the provision of grants (to local CSOs/NGOs and cooperatives).