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To help approximately three million South Sudanese by providing critical life-saving support and helping people to better cope with shocks from conflict, drought and flooding. This programme aims to save the lives of an estimated two million people who will receive at least one form of humanitarian assistance; and build the capacity of an estimated one million people to recover and cope better with shocks. Over six years this programme will provide food, shelter and access to water and health services to millions of vulnerable people, including women and children.
To provide core funding support to seven UN agencies – Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF); Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF); World Food Programme (WFP); World Health Organisation (WHO); and the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) to support a strengthened humanitarian response and a more efficient, effective and transparent system. These UK funds will enable these UN agencies to respond rapidly to urgent humanitarian needs and shore-up operations in neglected or protracted Crises.
To deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the North East of Nigeria. The programme will deliver humanitarian assistance in nutrition and food security; protection and Education in Emergencies; multi-sector support including health, water, shelter and livelihoods interventions; as well as enabling a more efficient response to the crisis, including strengthened government planning, budgeting and coordination; and risk management.
To support poor people to access improved water and sanitation, and to introduce improved hygiene practices, to support the UK Government's targets of reaching 60 million people with improved water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives, in line with millennium development goal 7c by 2015.
Through the Managed Fund, the Good Governance Fund will support a series of governance and economic reform initiatives, aimed at building stability, reducing poverty and increasing prosperity, in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Armenia and North Macedonia. The fund will focus on areas such as: anti-corruption; improving the business environment; judicial reform; key sector reforms (e.g. banking and energy); strengthening the rule of law; and supporting an independent media. This project was approved before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Work is now under way to understand the implications of leaving the EU for the UK’s development work
The Stability Fund’s goal is to work towards a peaceful, secure, stable Somalia. To achieve this, the Stability Fund aims to address the security, development and political drivers of conflict in a local area to achieve the following outcomes: i) Legitimate, viable governance structures able to make and enforce rules locally. ii) Existing and emerging conflicts brought to conclusion and risks of future conflicts mitigated.
1) Increase the number of new or improved medical interventions for poverty-related diseases (PRDs), including neglected ones; 2) Strengthen cooperation with sub-Saharan African countries, in particular on building their capacity for conducting clinical trials in compliance with fundamental ethical principles and relevant national, EU and international legislation; 3) Better coordinate, align and, where appropriate, integrate relevant national programmes to increase the cost-effectiveness of European public investments; 4) Extend international cooperation with other public and private partners to ensure that the impact of all research is maximised and that synergies can be taken into consideration and to achieve leveraging of resources and investments; 5) Increase impact due to effective cooperation with relevant EU initiatives, including its development assistance.
To respond to the needs of communities in areas reclaimed from Daesh, and improve the capacity of the Iraqi government to implement recovery and stabilisation activities to ensure displaced communities can return to their homes safely. This will be achieved by restoring access to basic services (water, health, electricity, education) in liberated areas, and improving livelihoods of communities affected by conflict through cash for work programmes, small business grants and vocational training. This programme will improve governance through facilitating a dialogue between local government and communities, and provide technical assistance that will enable the international community to better target stabilisation activities and assistance. It will also improve understanding of drivers of migration within Iraq and from Iraq to Europe through research. It will also ensure third party monitoring to programmes to improve performance and reduce the risk of misuse of funds.
DFID will provide £30.3m from July 2014 to March 2020 to help multinational and local businesses manage the social and environmental implications of their actions, and be accountable for the consequences for poor workers and communities who may be affected by them. This programme will engage with partners across a range of responsible business approaches, such as voluntary standards, company reporting, and human rights and gender impact assessments, in order to improve enterprises’ social and environmental risk management, and their accountability, transparency and openness to participation. In particular, the programme will work with the private sector to implement a mix of influencing and international coordination initiatives which tackle the root causes of modern slavery and child labour and support its victims.
GGF I: The Good Governance Fund - Collaboration with International Financial Institutions and other partners (I)UK Department for International Development
Through International Financial Institutions and other multilateral organisations, the Good Governance Fund will support a series of governance and economic reform initiatives, aimed at building stability, reducing poverty and increasing prosperity in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The support will focus on areas such as: anti-corruption; improving the business environment; judicial reform; key sector reforms (e.g. banking and energy); strengthening the rule of law; and supporting an independent media. This project was approved before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Work is now under way to understand the implications of leaving the EU for the UK’s development work
i. Provide comprehensive, flexible and high quality technical support to the GoKP to deliver the ESP, the underpinning JRF and their priorities for transforming education service delivery in KP. ii. Improve and enhance capacity and transfer useful knowledge, skills and practices to E&SED to build their capacity and improve the quality of education services and delivery. iii. Support and influence policy change and work towards ensuring forms are institutionalized and therefore sustainable.
Strategic Response 1: Increase access to quality HIV and health programmes Strategic Response 2: Support community-based organisations to be connected and effective elements of health systems Strategic Response 3: Advocate for HIV, health, gender, and human rights Strategic Response 4: A stronger partnership that is evidence-based and accountable to communities
GGF II: The Good Governance Fund - Collaboration with International Financial Institutions and other Partners (II)UK Department for International Development
Through International Financial Institutions and other multilateral organisations, the Good Governance Fund will support a series of governance and economic reform initiatives, aimed at building stability, reducing poverty and increasing prosperity in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The support will focus on areas such as: anti-corruption; improving the business environment; judicial reform; key sector reforms (e.g. banking and energy); strengthening the rule of law; and supporting an independent media. This project was approved before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Work is now under way to understand the implications of leaving the EU for the UK’s development work.
This investment will contribute towards the ultimate goal of achieving the World Health Organisation 2020 Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) control and elimination targets through the conduct of implementation research alongside the delivery of Integrated NTD Control Programmes on the ground. The research will inform the on-going and future design of cost-effective, sustainable NTD control programmes and their integration within the wider health system at scale.
Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition Plus (MQSUN+) is a nearly four-year project funded by the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID). MQSUN+ is a mechanism for providing technical assistance (TA) to governments in the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement and to the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Secretariat (SMS). The project aims to catalyse multisectoral country efforts to scale up nutrition impact. It also aims to provide TA to DFID to maximise the quality and effectiveness of its nutrition-related programmes, support generating evidence and learning lessons, and develop nutrition capacity. MQSUN+ comprises two components: A. Component 1 involves the provision of TA to SUN countries and to SMS to strengthen the capacity of over 50 SUN countries to continuously improve their policy and budget cycle management and to deliver policies and programmes that reduce undernutrition. B. Component 2 entails the provision of TA to DFID to maximise the quality and effectiveness of nutrition-related programmes to facilitate the achievement of global targets to reduce malnutrition.
To reduce the number of road deaths and serious accidents in developing countries by providing £1.5m through a World Bank Multi-donor trust fund to support the design of engineering measures to improve road safety. DFID funding will also be used to build the capacity of national level road safety agencies to scale up these initiatives in the future. DFID support will improve the safety of 10,000km of road network investment by 2015 and save an estimated 1000 lives a year
This programme aims to address key drivers of grievances and conflict at the community level, including lack of economic opportunities, low and unequal access to services, and weak or stressed capacities for managing conflict and preventing violence. The programme consists of the following components: (1) The ‘Lebanon Host Communities Services Programme’ which is improving local basic service and livelihood infrastructure in vulnerable refugee-hosting communities to reduce inter and intra-community tensions over strained basic services and competition over jobs following the influx of Syrian refugees. (2) Reducing inter- and intra-community grievances over solid waste management. This includes dispute mediation and responding to waste management tensions in target areas, along with capacity-building of local/sub-national government to design and deliver priority local waste management solutions. (3) Cultivating positive narratives, dialogue and interactions between conflicting communities to address tensions and highlight peace-building initiatives, particularly aimed at addressing negative attitudes towards refugees and to reduce tensions between host communities and refugees. This is an ODA and non-ODA integrated programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone.
This programme aims to support the Afghan government’s peace objectives. Programme activities under the first component will support peace initiatives through a contribution over the next two years to the Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) through the UNDP administered Support to Peace and Social Cohesion in Afghanistan (SPSCA) programme. The second component will focus on peace-building activities at community level, including building the capacity of women, tribal elders, religious leaders and youth groups in 13 provinces.
To catalyse a number of urgent climate initiatives that will accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy and prevent planned deforestation in the Indonesian provinces of Papua.
Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme: improving the evidence base for humanitarian practiceUK Department for International Development
This is one of three business cases which implements the DFID Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Strategy. This programme will commission research to improve the quality of humanitarian evaluation; ensure evidence is accessible to humanitarian practitioners; and ensure the sector is prepared to respond to new challenges.