The aim of PIDG is to mobilise private investment in infrastructure, in order to increase service provision for the poor, boost economic growth, trade and jobs to alleviate poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
To reduce poverty and improve living standards and educational attainment in the poorest families by providing regular payments to the female head of household. 315,000 additional beneficiary families will benefit by 2020. This programme will contribute to 1.05 million primary school children being supported in school and directly contribute to Millennium Development Goals 1: Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; and Millennium Development Goals 2: Achieve universal primary education.
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.
Improved Micro Small and Medium Enterprise access to appropriate financial services translating into higher economic benefits for state, and poor and marginalised groups, in Pakistan
The programme will provide emergency life-saving assistance to the large influxes of refugees arriving in Uganda, build resilience among refugees and their host communities to reduce Uganda’s humanitarian burden, and deliver on UK Humanitarian Reform priorities. It will support the UK in its leadership role to develop new approaches to protracted crises and in delivering on the New York Declaration’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, with regional and global impact.
The programme will work on the Basic Heath, Education, Rule of law, Civilian Peace-Building, Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Public Sector Financial Management, climate change elements and Economic and Development Policy/Planning for the Tribal Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (previously called the Federally Administered Tribal Areas) in Pakistan.
To improve nutritional status for people in Pakistan, decreasing Undernutrition through nutrition-specific and nutrition sensitive interventions benefiting particularly poorest women, girls and under 5 children.
To strengthen the rule of law so that all of Pakistan can benefit from a fair, equal and transparent justice system that will help ensure a better governed, more prosperous and stable Pakistan
International Anti-Corruption Programme (I-ACT) is a multi-component programme which makes fighting corruption a top priority for the international community to address the impact of corruption on the poorest countries and people. It will follow through on Anti-Corruption Summit actions aimed at preventing corruption, ending impunity, and empowering those who have suffered from it. It will focus on strengthening the international architecture and response on anti-corruption, and will include work with new digital technologies to strengthen civil society in partner countries.
To improve Local Government Public Financial Management, audit and domestic revenue generation in Rwanda. Stronger public financial management will directly support poverty reduction by increasing economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the use of public resources. Increased domestic revenue collection will reduce Rwanda's dependence on aid and will support sustainable growth.
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 establish a Coastal Foundation to provide a neutral body to facilitate and manage a structured dialogue between communities, government, and industry in the six coastal districts to build trust and address tensions caused by natural resource exploitation. The forum serves to increase transparency and to deepen accountability between stakeholders. The programme is also designed to make effective use of Corporate Social Responsibility funds of oil companies for development, conflict-prevention and growth. WRCF supports pilot and scaling-up of interventions and provides technical assistance and related services to industry-led corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives as well as government, development partner and donor funded socio-economic development initiatives.
To increase the use of high quality evidence to inform policy and programmes in DFID through the production of research and policy mapping analyses, evidence synthesis papers, systematic reviews and the funding of country specific research projects.
To improve public financial management (PFM) and reduce opportunities for corruption in government service delivery sectors that matter the most for the poor in Nepal.
Support to the African Union Commission (AUC) to deliver against shared UK-Africa priorities. In its initial phase the programme will support the AUC to develop a stronger upstream focus on peace and security, through work on election monitoring and migration policy development, alongside support to promote mutual prosperity and boost economic growth. This project compliments broader UK engagement with the African Union Commission, including a CSSF funded programme promoting the protection of civilians during AU peace keeping missions.
This Fund has been set up to provide operationally relevant research support to country offices in South Asia. Studies will be commissioned on the basis of demand from DFID country offices in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal and Pakistan and the context-specific evidence generated will inform the design of new programmes and improve implementation of ongoing programmes in these country offices. It is expected that the evidence generated by the programme will also be useful for other donors and the wider development community. Gender will be a key focus in the programme.
To support Rwandan CSOs and citizens increase participation and engagement with decision makers in government and CSOs created spaces, leading to commitments to change in policies and their implementation.
Support the development of capable, accountable and self-sustaining security sector through improving oversight and accountability of the Ministry of Interior to govern the security forces with less external support. The intervention will deliver improved financial and human resources management, a more effective security sector complaints handling system, and increased external scrutiny of PASF performance.
To improve the effectiveness of programmes and interventions in support of the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy II (EDPRS) by helping Government of Rwanda and Development Partners to address knowledge gaps. The facility will focus on core cross cutting themes that will underpin Rwanda’s equitable and inclusive growth and open governance agenda. This will result in an enhanced evidence based to inform key poverty reduction policies and programmes of the Government of Rwanda and Development Partners and it will lead to better poverty-oriented and more cost effective policies and programmes
Raising tax revenues, tackling corruption, improving public financial management and accountability.