To improve the lives of the Afghan people by providing financial support to improve the Government of Afghanistan’s capability to implement development projects and reforms. This will benefit people in all provinces of Afghanistan by improving access to basic services, infrastructure, governance and community representation. This contributes to MDGs 1-5 through a range of interventions, and will remain the main mechanism for coordinated donor support to Afghanistan for many years to come.
The objective of the Trung Son Hydropower Project for Vietnam is to improve, or at least restore, livelihoods and living standards of affected households and villages while allowing them to maintain their cultural identity. There are four components to the project. The first component of the project is dam and ancillary construction. Construction of main dam and appurtenant structures, supply and installation of hydraulic mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment, access roads, bridges, borrow pits and quarries, power supply lines for construction and provision of supporting consultant services. The second component of the project is transmission line. Construction of the transmission line to evacuate power from the plant during the operation phase. The third component of the project is social and environment impact management. Implementation of the resettlement, livelihoods and ethnic minorities' development program, the public health action plan and the environment management plan. The fourth component of the project is capacity development and scale-up. Building of Vietnam Electricity (EVN) capacity to prepare hydropower projects to international standards.
The development objective of Andhra Pradesh Integrated Irrigation and Agriculture Transformation Project for India is to enhance agricultural productivity, profitability and climate resilience of smallholder farmers in selected districts of Andhra Pradesh. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Improving Irrigated Agriculture Efficiency, aims to enhance the water security of individual farms so as to reduce the risks associated with climate variability. It has the following three subcomponents: (i) Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building of Water User Associations (WUAs); (ii) Rehabilitation and Modernization of the Small-Scale Community-Based Irrigation (SSCBI) Systems; and (iii) Improving Water Productivity and Efficiency. 2) The second component, Promoting Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices, aims to increase on-farm productivity and strengthen farmers resilience to climate change. It has the following two subcomponents: (i) Support to Climate-Smart Crop Production and Diversification; and (ii) Support to Climate-Smart Aquaculture. 3) The third component, Post-harvest Management, Market and Agribusiness Promotion, aims to enhance the profitability of farmers, both men and women, by improving access to markets and capacity to add value to what they produce. 4) The fourth component, Project Management and Capacity Building, aims to support incremental operational costs, monitoring and evaluation (M and E) and impact assessments, financial management, communication, customized Technical assistance (TA), and any special thematic studies identified in the course of the project.
The project is up to £65 million over five years, to support early stage testing and scale up of innovative technologies and business models that will accelerate access to affordable, clean energy services for poor households and enterprises, especially in Africa. The programme will include: i) partnership with Shell Foundation, enabling support to another 30+ early stage private sector innovations. ii) Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst to stimulate technology innovation by UK enterprises; iii) build other strategic clean energy innovation partnerships (e.g. testing a new ‘P2P Solar’ crowdfunding platform; and scoping a potential new partnership with Gates Foundation on Mission Innovation); iv) skills and expertise development. To support early stage testing and scale up of innovative technologies and business models that will accelerate access to affordable, clean energy services for poor households and enterprises, especially in Africa
This project will deliver on the economic priorities of the Federal Government of Somalia by supporting the World Bank’s Multi Partner Fund (MPF) to: 1. build more effective and efficient public institutions through support to Public Financial Management and Public Sector Management and 2. to improve the business enabling environment by building critical infrastructure, supporting the development of key sectors, helping create jobs and improving access to finance and training, with a focus on women and girls.
Contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality due to water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases. To reduce burden of water collection on women and girls; to improve basic education and gender equality. The programme target areas where effects of climate change and variability such as droughts and floods have affected community access to safe drinking water. Specifically, the programme is (i) Increasing the number of water sources in affected areas through rehabilitating and drilling high yielding and perennial water sources, (ii) Installing more energy efficient and clean solar powered Piped water systems with water storage facilities to ensure constant water supply and efficient water demand management during periods of water stress, (iii) Promoting water conservation through constructing waste water collection troughs at water points for livestock and (iv) Working with district water and sanitation technicians to construct climate resilient infrastructure.
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.
To accelerate private investment and economic growth in Nepal by providing technical expertise to help Nepalese institutions develop major infrastructure; improve the business climate for domestic and foreign investors; improve the implementation of economic policy and test new approaches for local economic development. This will result in at least £600 million of private investment into growth-boosting sectors and a reduction by at least 10% in time or cost for at least five regulatory processes perceived as burdensome by the private sector.
To improve transparency and accountability for oil, gas and mining and build skills of governments, companies and civil society to manage extractives to deliver growth and reduce poverty. To both raise global standards for transparency to drive accountability, including using technology tools and building capacity to use the data and also provide capacity support to resource-rich countries to manage extractives responsibly and accountably.
This is business case 2/3 which implements the DFID Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Strategy. This programme will develop and test innovative approaches to humanitarian practice; provide evidence of the cost effectiveness of investments in disaster risk reduction; provide new evidence on the scaling up of cash-based approaches; support better evidence on insurance as a risk management tool; and create new evidence on the best intervention to improve health and nutrition in emergencies.This is one of three business cases which implements the DFID Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Strategy. Between 2000-2009, more than 2.2 billion people were affected by 4,484 natural disasters. Vulnerability to hazards is increasing as a result of demographic, political and environmental changes. Demand for humanitarian assistance is likely to rise while economic constraints are also increasing. In this context it is important to ensure that the most effective and cost efficient approch
To increase access to clean energy through the creation of an expanding market of green mini-grid installations in Africa serving rural villages unconnected to the main grid. This is expected to benefit around 1.3m people by 2018, while reducing carbon emissions by around 260,000 Tonnes of carbon dioxide, through supported private investment in the installation and operation of over 110 renewably-powered mini-grids (figures to be updated after Business Case completion). Electricity access for lighting, communications and productive uses creates jobs, enables studying at night and enhances public services (such as clinics) and public safety (eg through streetlighting). This project also addresses the post-2015 High Level Panel’s recommendation on a development goal entitled Secure Sustainable Energy, which includes energy access and renewable energyThe Results-Based Financing for Low Carbon Energy Access Programme aims to accelerate access to sustainable energy services in developing countries. The funding generates and tests different forms of Results-Based Financing (RBF) mechanism, which aim to stimulate decentralised energy markets and to leverage private investment to increase access to clean energy products and services.
The Programme is expected to directly result in access to new/import infrastructure services such as electricity, sewage and transport to an estimated 280,000 people.To improve access to better quality transport, clean energy and basic urban services for households and businesses, by providing loans to private sector-led infrastructure projects. This will benefit an estimated 280,000 people with improved infrastructure services.
To work jointly with the industry group representing mobile phone operators worldwide, the GSMA, and its subsidiary Mobile for Development, to identify and support the development and use of new, innovative ways in which mobile phone technologies and mobile network infrastructure can be used to improve the reach, delivery and affordability of life-enhancing services to poor people in Africa and Asia. As a result of this work some 14 million poor people are expected to benefit from improved access to life enhancing services by 2020.
I2I stimulates technological innovations addressing intractable development challenges, initially in the focal areas of energy, water and climate, and then increasingly in emerging “frontier” technologies with broader applicability. It tests different funding mechanisms and approaches - including prizes, peer-to-peer financing, Frontier Technology Livestreaming, and innovative cross-government partnerships - for ensuring technology ideas lead to a real-world development impact.
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 environment for private investment in Uganda’s renewable energy sector by accelerating the market for off grid solar energy and supporting the construction of at least 17 on-grid small scale power plants. This will increase Uganda’s energy production by approximately 20%, improve access to clean and modern energy for over 200,000 households and businesses or 1.2m people; mobilise up to £240 million in private finance and stabilise Uganda’s power sector finances by saving approximately $260m to 2.7bn during the period 2013-35, and lead to greenhouse gas emission savings of between 1 and 10 MtCO2e.
To transform the demand for, use and practice of impact evaluation amongst the development community, particularly in areas that are currently under-evaluated. The programme will work simultaneously across multiple sectors and multiple geographies on 125 impact evaluations. This coordinated, large scale approach will provide evaluation evidence, training and technical support across government and donor portfolios (up to 16 technical workshops with 36 teams participating in each workshop; 1080 people trained and at least 75 dissemination events held) and will drive forward the use of evaluation evidence in policy making as a whole.
To improve climate adaptation and low carbon development by providing finance to the Rwanda Fund for Climate Change and Environment from the UK International Climate Fund. This will benefit 15 000 people to cope better with climate change impacts, 2000 people gain access to clean energy especially in rural areas, protect 1200 hectares of land against soil erosion, create 2000 green jobs as well as mobilise £8 million of additional finance from the private sector by July 2015. This contributes towards the MDG on environmental sustainability and ensuring an effective response to the impacts of climate change, thus securing current and future development gains as well as protection of the livelihoods of the poorest people.
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 programme aims to build capacity to support key public sector institutions that shape the regulatory environment for business, help the oil seed sector reach its full potential through the establishment of sustainable market structures supported by government, and provide financial and technical support to business adopting pro-poor business models.