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The programme works with government and civil society at federal and state levels to reduce inefficiency and corruption in the use of Nigerian resources and therefore improve delivery of services, including for women, girls and persons with disability. It does this in partnership with other DFID programmes supporting service delivery by helping Nigerian stakeholders improve accountability for use of resources including improving processes for raising revenue, allocating resources, planning and programme implementation.
This project will strengthen disaster resilience in Nepal, particularly to earthquakes, by working with urban centres to build and plan more safely; supporting the strengthening of critical public infrastructure to earthquakes; working to strengthen national capacity to respond to crises and ensure that the international community is prepared; and ensuring that the UK is able to support a humanitarian response should a crises hit.
To build urban resilience to current climate variability and future climate change in Tanzania’s cities and towns through improved data and evidence, urban planning, and infrastructure provision for sustainable economic growth and development.
To ensure service providers, particularly local governments are more accountable and responsive to citizens by improving the quality, accessibility and relevance of economic and social services to 650,000 people (of which at least 30,000 are adolescent girls) by 2018
The aim of the Nepal Urban Resilience Program (NURP) is to support national and local government in strengthening the resilience of growing urban areas to natural disasters through improved building, planning and services. ICF and its consortium are providing technical assistance support to the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and municipal governments to achieve the following objectives: • Strengthen the disaster resilience of up to 7 rapidly urbanising areas and to facilitate learning from these urban areas to enable replication in other locations; and • Strengthen national policy development, implementation and monitoring in relation to disaster resilience, as well as stronger coordination and collaboration between the Government and development partners nationally.
Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) - Learning, Evidencing and Advocacy Partnership (LEAP)ICF Consulting Services Limited
Nigeria’s ability to deliver shared growth and poverty reduction, and to tackle problems of insecurity and falling oil prices depends to a large extent on the performance of its public sector and the accountability of government towards citizens. However, they are undermined by a deeply-embedded set of problems that are rooted in Nigeria’s institutions and political economy. PERL has been designed by DFID Nigeria to tackle these problems in an integrated manner through three Pillars. One of the critical problems, which is the focus of the third Pillar, is the weakness of evidence on what is required to deliver public sector reform (PSR) and accountability. Although the broad parameters of Nigeria’s political economy problems are well understood, there is insufficient evidence on what is required to deliver PSR and strengthen public accountability. ICF is providing services to strengthen processes of learning on what works and what does not work in delivering PSR, using these lessons as part of a broader strategy to influence political leaders and national debate on the steps Nigeria would need to take to promote reform. LEAP works to strengthen the evidence base for reform by creating demand for, generating and encouraging the use of evidence to inform discussion and decision-making on public sector reform.
Renamed as ‘Urban Research Nigeria (URN)’ this multi-year urbanisation research and evaluation programme must deliver evaluation services directly to the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility phase II (NIAF II), whilst simultaneously addressing wider key themes about urbanisation, urban development and the provision of infrastructure – and their impacts on Nigerian economy and society. The expected outcomes are (i) rigorous research across key themes in urban development which generate new knowledge and evidence on urbanisation for Nigeria and for cities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) which will inform future urban development policy and programming both in DFID and more widely; and (ii) feedback to the NIAF programme on the progress of interventions and influence future programming on infrastructure and urban projects for DFID-Nigeria.
The immediate recipient of the required services will be the ICF HMG management team comprising policy officials from DFID, BEIS and Defra who are responsible for delivering and managing the ICF programme portfolio. Deliverables will be used by the team to inform decision-making and the development of appropriate policies and programmes. International partners and donors, developing country governments and civil society organisations will also be primary beneficiaries of the results, knowledge, lessons learned, and best practice generated by this programme. Again, it is envisaged that the deliverables from this programme and their dissemination will help inform decision-making and the development of appropriate policies and programmes.
The purpose of this evaluation is to capture the extent to which DFID TA and/or TA in conjunction with financial assistance (FA) is working effectively to transfer useful knowledge, skills and practices to key personnel in India’s secondary education school delivery system that ultimately improve teaching and learning outcomes. The evaluation is neither a typical programme evaluation, nor a traditional baseline-midline-endline impact assessment. Instead, it is a portfolio evaluation of the TA component of the five education programmes, aiming to see how there are interlinkages or synergies which can support learning on how to make the sum greater than its parts.
UK PACT will support a programme of activities which will provide low-carbon related technical assistance to a number of strategically important developing countries. Our goal is to improve the effectiveness of key institutions (public, private, civil society) in these countries so that they can deliver accelerated emission reductions. We will seek to do this in part by leveraging the skills and expertise developed in the UK over decades of experience with our own transition to a lower-carbon economy.