To support development and poverty reduction through environmental protection, and help developing countries respond to climate change
To improve access, retention and the quality of education for all children in primary and secondary schools of Punjab Province in Pakistan. All government school children (6 million primary, 4 million secondary) and children attending school through the Punjab Education Foundation (around 2.2 million) will have benefited from UK support in Punjab by March 2019.
To increase the scale of climate change finance and support low-carbon, climate resilient growth in developing countries. The Green Climate Fund will finance projects and programmes in a range of developing countries, including the poorest and most vulnerable, through a range of financial instruments and terms designed to meet country priorities and needs. It will also leverage private finance in support of low-carbon, climate resilient development.
Accelerating progress towards achieving the Education and Gender MDGs
To demonstrate proof of the AMC concept through a successful pilot for pneumococcal vaccines that averts over 4m deaths.
To reduce poverty and improve living standards and educational attainment in the poorest families by providing regular payments to the female head of household. 315,000 additional beneficiary families will benefit by 2020. This programme will contribute to 1.05 million primary school children being supported in school and directly contribute to Millennium Development Goals 1: Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; and Millennium Development Goals 2: Achieve universal primary education.
To reduce hunger, improve livelihoods and reduce the risk of famine in rural Ethiopia by (i) providing cash and food transfers, livelihoods advice and access to microfinance to 1.2 million extremely poor Ethiopians and (ii) creating local infrastructure which reverses environmental degradation and improves access to markets and basic services. 85% of participant households receive transfers as wages for labour on public works projects (including 32,000 km of hillside terraces, 3,000 km of rural roads and 400 new or expanded schools); while the remainder (the elderly, those with disabilities, and pregnant women) receive cash and / or food without a labour requirement. This programme contributes towards national and international development goals and DFID’s own targets for reducing poverty and hunger and for building household resilience to climate change and other shocks.
To improve macro-economic stability and growth in Pakistan by providing the Government with financial aid and technical assistance in support of the International Monetary Fund Extended Financing Facility. This will benefit the people of Pakistan by establishing the conditions for faster and more equitable growth. This contributes towards our MDGs by enabling the Government of Pakistan to finance essential public expenditure and protect the poor from the adverse impact of structural reforms.
Improved transport infrastructure in Pakistan along with enhanced private sector involvement in infrastructure financing, road safety interventions and support to regulatory environment, leading to increased trade and economic growth in Pakistan
To increase numbers of boys and girls gaining a good quality basic education, leading to improvements in learning for all in GPE partner countries. From 2015 to 2018, with a budget of $2.2 billion, GPE expects to support 5.5 million children (2.4 million girls) in both primary and lower secondary school annually across 47 lower-income countries in Africa and Asia, of which 4.4 million will be in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS). GPE estimates that this will contribute to increasing primary and lower secondary completion rates, decreasing the number of out of school girls and boys, and increasing the percentage of trained teachers in GPE-partner countries. The results attributable to the UK from our 15% share of contributions (based on a $2.2bn GPE budget) are expected to include: support to 825,000 childen in basic education annually over 4 years; and increased completion and learning rates for GPE-partner countries.