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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.
Working in partnership on education and training, research and capacity development is a key approach of IHE Delft. This approach has considerably increased the Institute’s and its partners’ impact at the global and local levels, and has been strongly supported by the DGIS IHE Delft Programmatic Cooperation (DUPC). The goal of the DUPC2 programme (2016 - 2023), is to provide tangible contributions in solving water and development challenges worldwide, by equipping people and organisations through sustained and strengthened partnerships in southern and transition countries.
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.
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.
PEPE will support private sector development, through improving firms’ access to finance and addressing market and government failures in identified value chains following M4P methodology. PEPE will be implemented through 2 components:1) Access to Finance. The access to finance pillar is expected to achieve the outcome of increasing investment levels in the Ethiopian economy, particularly for growth-oriented SME. 2) Priority Sector. The priority sectors pillar is expected to achieve the outcome of increasing returns on investment (productivity) and investment levels in the identified sectors (live stock and leather, cotton and textile,horticulture). In both pillars, particular priority is given to supporting economic opportunity for women and “greening” growth.
Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme: greater use of evidence and innovation in humanitarian responsesUK Department for International Development
This is business case 2/3 which implements the DFID Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Strategy. This programme will develop and test innovative approaches to humanitarian practice; provide evidence of the cost effectiveness of investments in disaster risk reduction; provide new evidence on the scaling up of cash-based approaches; support better evidence on insurance as a risk management tool; and create new evidence on the best intervention to improve health and nutrition in emergencies.This is one of three business cases which implements the DFID Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Strategy. Between 2000-2009, more than 2.2 billion people were affected by 4,484 natural disasters. Vulnerability to hazards is increasing as a result of demographic, political and environmental changes. Demand for humanitarian assistance is likely to rise while economic constraints are also increasing. In this context it is important to ensure that the most effective and cost efficient approch
The entire population of Congo and even the sub-region are the beneficiaries of the extended optical fibre project area. The entire Congolese population will benefit from ICT applications and services through the use of the e-Government platform, the Emergency Warning System and the e-Post module. In addition, at least 10 000 women are expected to be initiated in the use of ICT tools each year. Lastly, graduate training scholarships could be awarded to 24 students (2/3 of them female students) in the industrial sections of government technical high schools in order to make the industrial sector more attractive. The country’s private operators (telephone companies, banks, etc.) will also benefit from project achievements, as they would be able to easily extend their services to all localities served by optical fibre facilities.
The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF), Phase I, was mandated to design, mobilize finance for, and build climate resilient, pro-poor and transboundary water projects. COWI supported the planning, design and capacity development across the SADC Region to support stronger regional cooperation within the 13 transboundary river basins and its population of about 95 million people. Water insecurity across these basins is high – with frequent droughts interspersed by flooding. Reliable access to water for drinking, sanitation, agriculture and industry is already limited, constraining human development and economic growth. Given projected scenarios for greater water demand (resulting from population growth and economic development) and more variable water supply (due to the impacts of climate change) riparian states are required to strengthen their cooperation over shared rivers to protect and achieve development gains. Within this context, CRIDF1 delivered, and CRIDF2 will continue to deliver, climate resilient water infrastructure interventions that include: › Water Infrastructure Projects Identification and development of infrastructure projects through the entire cycle from scoping, feasibility and detailed design, procurement through to implementation. CRIDF supports the in-country procurement, financing and supervi-sion systems for infrastructure projects that, once completed, would be owned and managed by national and local authorities, water/energy utilities and beneficiary associations. The projects are used as platforms to further engage stakeholders, introducing climate resilience and transboundary concepts into national and regional policies. Subse-quently the lessons and evidence from the projects are disseminated through stakeholder networks in an effort to replicate success, and mainstream climate resilience and pro-poor considerations into water management practices. Where feasible power supply is provided through renewable energy installations, such as solar; › Infrastructure financing arrangements In addition to funding CAPEX for projects from its own budgets, CRIDF mobilizes infrastructure finance interventions to complement the infrastructure preparation work. This work focuses on investigating and securing innovative finance arrangements and funding partners for the implementation of the infrastructure projects that CRIDF will have pre-pared. By doing so, CRIDF seeks to leverage the maximum available support to catalyse transformation in joint plan-ning and implementation of climate resilient infrastructure. › Technical assistance to stakeholders CRIDF provides extensive technical assistance to the relevant stakeholders, ranging from long-term advice to key insti-tutions, to a rapid advisory service to respond to ad hoc requests. Such technical assistance aims at influencing the comprehensive planning and management of water infrastructure projects in the shared river basin context; › Building cooperation The overarching objective of CRIDF’s strategic interventions is that projects should be transformational in terms of their impact on building climate resilience for the poor in southern Africa. CRIDF actively promote changing the ena-bling environment in which CRIDF and other climate resilient infrastructure projects are designed, managed, imple-mented and operated, with a key aim to build cooperation through regional climate resilient economic growth, thereby shifting the way decision makers think, plan, operate and maintain water infrastructure. › Strategic Communications CRIDF has a comprehensive communication strategy that aims at stakeholders are informed about the background and the results of CRIDF using different communication avenues. CRIDF has produced a broad range of communications materials to share their work to bring transformational change to Southern Africa through improved transboundary water resources management from written briefs, brochures, case studies video documentaries. CRIDF combines different types of written materials, website news stories, resource centre for downloads and communication cam-paigns for effective dissemination. › Monitoring and Learning Framework The CRIDF has a functioning monitoring and learning framework that serves a dual purpose; i) to provide sufficient accurate data to programme management for decision making purposes (programme monitoring) and ii) to monitor and scrutinise programme process and implementation to provide. The CRIDF monitoring and learning approach is based on the OECD DAC criteria of Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact and Sustainability. In addition, given the regional and facilitative nature of CRIDF the approach take into considerations the OECD DAC
Kenya - Projet d’appui à l’amélioration de la qualité et de la pertinence de l'enseignement supérieur, des sciences et de la technologieAfrican Development Bank
The project will target beneficiaries across the country since admission to the target institutions and programs is based on a competitive selection by the University JAB. A total of 12,600 students will benefit from the project. It is estimated that 11,900 will be at the undergraduate bachelor of science (BS) degree level, 500 will be at the masters level and 200 at the doctorate level. Of the first group at the BS level, it is estimated that 900 will be women, based on the 8% participation trend for women in STI programs. Up to 250 women will be targeted for the masters and doctorate training. A total of 560 (190 women) teaching staff will benefit through training in strategic management and governance. All the project target institutions have already been assigned additional engineering students in the September 2012 and January 2013 university intake through the selection that is done by the University JAB.
To strengthen the enabling environment for adolescent girls and womens empowerment in Nigeria by 2017.This will improve the lives of 120000 adolescent girls and women, resulting in greater inclusion of adolescent girls and women issues in political and governance processes and improved use of evidence in policy and practice.
To support innovative approaches to improving the quality, value for money and sustainability of basic services in the education, health and water and sanitation sectors in Tanzania
Myanmar’s cities are rapidly growing, increasing demand for urban services, electricity and public transportation. Infrastructure is the backbone of economic growth. Adequate and resilient infrastructure improves access to basic services such as clean water and electricity; stimulates trade and boosts business, thus creating jobs. It also makes Myanmar’s cities more climate resilient and liveable. With the right tools and policies in place, infrastructure can help lift cities, countries and their people out of poverty. Hlan Chi aims to assist government at all levels to provide improved urban services and thus create more employment opportunities. CIG Myanmar works alongside government agencies and the private sector providing expert assistance to help: • Make infrastructure investment decisions that are in the long-term interests of the people of Myanmar. • Plan and manage cities to promote business growth, drive job creation and enable people to move around the city with ease. • Widen access to affordable electricity, water, sanitation and housing for all sectors of society. • Coordinate complex urban and infrastructure projects, to reduce social, environmental and climate risks. • Improve cities’ finances to facilitate the provision of infrastructure services to all communities. • Attract appropriate investment in infrastructure and services that benefits all and creates resilient cities.
RE-INVENT is a £20m 5-year programme that aims to enhance Kenyan capacity and capability to address inter-communal conflict, weak community-police relations, violence against women and girls (VAWG), violent extremism and election related violence. It will support the continued advancement of police reforms to improve the management, oversight and accountability of the police force. The geographical focus will be in twelve counties: Northern (Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit, Laikipia), North-Eastern (Mandera, Wajir and Garissa) and Coast (Kwale, Kilifi, Mombasa, Lamu and Tana River). The programme will build on the experience of the Jamii Thabiti Programme (2014-19), also known as the Kenya Improving Community Security Programme (ICS), and expand DFID support across more counties. It will support new areas of work including on conflict sensitivity, pastoral livelihoods and combating violent extremism.
The programme will target the worst forms of child labour in Asia, including bonded child labour. It will invest in building new evidence of how best to tackle child labour, pilot and assess different approaches and support policy dialogue with governments and regional bodies. As a regional programme, it will also engage closely with DFID country offices to help them scale up work on child labour in their programmes in the future.
A Technical Assistance project to better train and place Nepalis in both domestic and international jobs. By primarily using a Challenge Fund mechanism, SEP will partner with the private sector to bring in innovative training models to address key gaps while also leveraging private sector resources. Models will focus on solutions in the ICT, tourism, commercial agriculture, light manufacturing, and hydropower sectors, all of which are key economic drivers for Nepal. The project will also look at partnering with relevant government entities to evaluate and recommend public training models, as well as develop skilling capacity at the provincial level. Along the way, SEP will provide targeted support to build capacity in key skilling areas with other Development Partners. The migration piece of SEP will focus on harnessing the benefits of migration for Nepal’s workforce and economic development. SEP will demonstrate a number of cost-effective models to increase migrants’ skills; lower financing and other costs of traveling abroad; and, increase savings and investment of remittances. Cross cutting will be financial literacy. SEP will work in tandem with efforts by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other key counterparts in Nepal and Asia, which depends heavily on Nepali migrants. As a result, the project will help overcome the skills mismatch, reaching over 90,000 Nepalis with an increase in income attributed to the project. Of these beneficiaries, 40% are likely to be women and 30% from Disadvantaged Groups (DAGs) including Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). As DFID’s implementing partner on this initiative, Louis Berger will coordinate its strategies and activities with major public, private sector, donor community, including donor agencies, and other stakeholders who are involved in providing support to the GoN in skills development.
To improve the use of public resources to deliver services that benefit the poor and make the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo more accountable by making the national expenditure process more efficient, enhancing external and internal controls on the use of public funds, and supporting four (pre 2015) provinces in managing their funds more effectively. This will benefit Democratic Republic of Congo citizens as a whole, and in particular the provinces of Equateur, Kasai Oriental, Kinshasa and North Kivu.
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
The British Council, in consortium with Palladium and WISE Development, is contracted by DFID to implement the Promoting Knowledge for Accountable Systems (PROKAS) Programme in Bangladesh. PROKAS is a component part of DFID Bangladesh’s wider Transparency and Right to Information Programme. PROKAS supports government, private sector and civil society to work collectively to improve transparency and accountability in targeted thematic areas.
Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) is a joint research initiative of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Department For International Development (DFID). It offers a competitive research grants scheme for projects related to the behaviour of firms in Low-Income Countries (LICs) that aim to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in these countries. It will pursue a research agenda focusing on private-sector development. Existing research suggests that the private sector in these countries faces a multitude of constraints. These constraints interact with one another. For example, the strategic interaction of firms with market power will be affected by the regulatory regime governing both new entrants and incumbent firms. What is needed is research which allows us to understand how these constraints interact. PEDL will pursue a range of approaches that promise to produce credible research results that will be useful for policy-making, supporting research related to private enterprises of all sizes, initially focused on four themes: modelling market frictions in LICs using newly available data, understanding how constraints interact using micro-founded macro models, the dynamics of SMEs - informality and entrepreneurship and the role of export-oriented industries in driving growth. PEDL offers a mixture of substantial research grants and smaller “Exploratory” grants. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, with applications solicited from researchers throughout the world.
Projects supported by SAAF should focus on the poorest, most vulnerable and hard to reach women and girls, including young people.