Youth-led programmes in India focusing on civic participation, sexual reproductive health and rights, and livelihoods;
UK Aid Connect is designed to create the form of civil society that DFID needs to meet its objectives and the form of civil society the future requires. By creating diverse coalitions to address complex, inter-dependent policy and practice challenges it answers a market gap widely recognised through the CSPR.
The overall description: Support to the Budget Strengthening Initiative, promoting more effective, transparent and accountable budget policies, processes and systems in the poorest and most fragile states
Research and evidence that ensures energy sector activities better address women's needs; expands knowledge of renewable energy resources in at least 5 countries; amd improves monitoring of energy access and use by poor people, hence overall contributing to 3 to 5 million people gaining access to energy by 2020. To deliver evidence that influences the global effort to provide universal sustainable modern energy services by 2030; contributing to the proposed post 2015 SDG on energy.
SE4All, Energy for all initiative (extension fundnr 1000548 start date 10-2-2014) purchase order 40078603 End date revised: 31-3-2020
Gender & Energy Research Programme Globally, over 1.1 billion people do not have access to reliable and affordable electricity services, and over 2.7 billion people do not have access to clean cooking facilities (see World Energy Outlook 2016). In poor rural and semi-urban areas in developing countries, female-headed households are less likely to have access to energy services than male-headed ones. Further, when energy services are available, the same services have different outcomes for men and for women. Despite this, energy policies and projects rarely address gender issues explicitly. At the international level, there is a growing recognition that the goal of energy for all will not be achieved unless women’s energy needs are better understood and addressed in both policy and action. Being able to address women’s needs and tapping into their potential in energy interventions will contribute to achieve SEforALL’s goal and the Social Development Goal (SDG) of achieving universal access to energy by 2030. ENERGIA believes that evidence can have a strong influence on policymaking. Our Gender and Energy Research Programme will provide the evidence base for improving the effectiveness of energy investment by understanding and addressing women’s needs for modern energy services through empirical research. The programme is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and covers five areas: Electrification through grid and decentralised systems Productive uses of energy The political economy of energy sector dynamics Energy sector reforms and regulation The role of the private sector in scaling up energy access Unlocking the economic benefits of rural energy Key socio-economic trends influence gendered uptake and outcomes of energy access services