As announced by the UK government in September 2015, the UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund will create critical economic infrastructure including: bridges; renewable energy; ports; water; and sea defences that will increase productivity and resilience to natural disasters and climate change. This fund aims to improve economic development in 8 ODA eligible and 1 ODA eligible Overseas Territory by helping to boost growth and creating jobs across the region.
To advance Palestinian refugees’ human development by funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency to deliver basic education, health and relief services for over 355 thousand refugees across the Middle East – in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Through predictable, multi-year funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency the programme will improve the Agency’s effectiveness and sustainability, thereby reducing the vulnerability of Palestinian refugees dependent on its services. It will also contribute to protecting regional stability by meeting the basic needs of the Palestinian refugee population and reducing the severe pressure on host governments and communities.
A global programme supporting governance and market reforms aimed at reducing the illegal use of forest resources, benefitting poor forest-dependent people and promoting sustainable growth in developing countries.
Results-Based Financing (RBF) approaches implemented by partners as a key mechanism to improve the demand for and utilisation of health services, especially by pregnant women and children. Increase the volume and quality of cost effective basic health services, especially maternal and child health services
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.
This will help Nepal to cope with impacts of climate change (CC) and promote clean development. It will provide strategic support to the Govt of Nepal to design and implement CC policies, to integrate resilience throughout government planning. This will:Improve resilience of 700,000 poor & vulnerable people (especially women) to floods, landslides, droughts in most remote districts;Improve resilience of businesses in 5 growing urban centres & 3 river basins through investments in urban planning, large scale irrigation systems & flood management;Facilitate connection of over 25,000 households to new micro-hydro power installations; connect over 70,000 homes to solar power & install RET in more than 200 schools/health clinics;Develop industry standard for ‘clean’ brick production and enable over half of the brick kilns (at least 400) to adopt more efficient technologies;Improve design of future CC programming & beyond through generation of world class evidence
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 purpose of the programme is to provide the evidence and learning to increase the effectiveness and measure the impact of the UK’s international climate funding.
To provide support to the design and implementation of DFID's evaluations through our engagement of an Evaluation Quality Assurance and Learning Service. This service will provide technical support to and assurance of DFID's evaluation portfolio. This will result in ensuring that we produce high quality DFID evaluations that influence how we approach our development interventions resulting in higher quality, more streamlined programmes that will help the most vulnerable in society and support the value for money of the UK's strategic development objectives.
The Strategic Evaluation Fund (2015 - 2018) will directly contribute to strategic outcomes identified under DFID’s Evaluation Strategy 2014-2019, by producing high quality, technical guidance and improving the communication, dissemination and use of evaluation within and outside of DFID. Evaluation needs to be able to respond to the shifting environment in which we deliver development assistance. This will help DFID improve its understanding of the impact that development programmes are having on poverty reduction in a large number of DFID priority areas including governance, private sector development, climate change and gender. The impact of SEF is increased effectiveness and impact of development interventions that reduce poverty, promote social well-being, and build sustainable economic growth using evidence from high quality evaluations.