Search Results for: "International Initiative for Impact Evaluation"
This programme in the Ross Fund Portfolio (which focusses on neglected tropical diseases, diseases of emerging resistance and diseases of epidemic potential) will support the development of new products (such as drugs, diagnostics and insecticides) for targeted diseases, including diseases of emerging resistance (that are becoming an increasing threat globally); neglected tropical diseases (that affect over a billion people worldwide); and diseases of epidemic potential (that can rapidly spread if not stopped).
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.
To save women and children’s lives by improving the quality, availability and accessibility of (reproductive, maternal, new born and child health (RMNCH) services. Phase 1 of this programme will focus on increasing access to preventive services (including family planning, water, sanitation and long lasting insecticide treated bednets) and improving service quality in line with the maternal and child health priorities of the President’s 10-24 Month Recovery Plan. The second phase will embed and build on the gains of the first phase and will increase equitable access to the improved RMNH services, whilst strengthening priority health systems for more sustainable service delivery.
To support the delivery of non-formal education and child protection for the most vulnerable out of school refugee children and children from host communities aged 3-18 as part of the No Lost Generation Initiative. The programme will provide up to 100,000 children with Government-endorsed non-formal education and up to 287,000 at risk girls, boys and women/caregivers with access to prevention and protection services.
To support public-private partnerships that demonstrate how companies, communities, smallholders and governments can work collaboratively to reduce deforestation and benefit forest dependent communities
To generate new knowledge that promises to contribute to improvement of health in developing countries. The programme will give priority to proposals that are most likely to produce implementable results and are designed to address the major causes of mortality or morbidity in developing countries.
Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Initiative: Support through the International Finance Corporation scaling up of commercial banks' lending to Small and Medium Enterprises in DFID targeted developing countries in Africa and Asia, with a focus on FCAS.UK Department for International Development
The Initiative will support scaling up of lending to small and medium enterprises through partnership with mainstream commercial banks, leasing companies and other non-banking finance companies in DFID priority countries. The Initiative will provide banks with risk sharing mechanisms, technical assistance and advisory services as well as improved credit history information and referencing in support of scaling up their financing to small and medium enterprises.
CP3 aims to demonstrate that climate friendly investments in developing countries, including in renewable energy, water, energy efficiency and forestry are not only ethically right but also commercially viable. It aims to attract new forms of finance such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds into these areas by creating two commercial private equity funds of funds which will invest in subfunds and projects in developing countries, creating track records of investment performance which should in turn encourage further investments and accelerate the growth of investment in climate.
To strengthen the democratic character of Nigerian political processes and outcomes by providing support to key electoral bodies, other relevant arms of government (such as the Legistaure) and civil society organisations. Credible elections, an efficient legislature and the scrutiny of government performance by an informed society will motivate government to perform better and be more responsive to the needs of citizens.
To improve transparency and accountability for oil, gas and mining and build skills of governments, companies and civil society to manage extractives to deliver growth and reduce poverty. To both raise global standards for transparency to drive accountability, including using technology tools and building capacity to use the data and also provide capacity support to resource-rich countries to manage extractives responsibly and accountably.
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
3IE-To Promote More Rigorous and Systematic Assessment of the Impact of Development Policies and ProgrammesUK Department for International Development
This investment in impact evaluation is part of DFID's overall strategy on results to strengthen independent evaluation and stimulate the production of public goods inherent to impact evaluation studies. There are potentially strong links in how we do this to DFID's work in Africa and Research programmes
To improve the diet intake and nutritional practices in target beneficiaries (Infant and Young Child Feeding practices, hygiene, breastfeeding, water and sanitation) in the Beira corridor in Mozambique and promote the local production of Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods. This will target 623,000 beneficiaries and contribute to delivering MDG 1.C on reducing hunger. Key stakeholders (GoM, private sector and donors) influenced through credible, evidenced based models for effective nutrition interventions.
To improve the number and capacity of female health workers in six states in Northern Nigeria (Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Yobe and Borno) while at the same time contributing to women’s empowerment and gender equality in communities and institutions in the North. In the extension phase between April 2018 and October 2020, the programme is focusing on a “building back better” approach in the conflict and humanitarian areas in Yobe and Borno states and ensuring sustainability of the progress achieved over the last five years in Katsina, Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara. The extension is also facilitating institutionalisation of commitment by Federal agencies.
Research to identify what works and what doesn’t in terms of cost-effective and sustainable ways to improve the resilience and capacity to adapt to climate change of the poorest and most vulnerable people and communities in three climate change ‘hot spots’ – semi-arid regions of Africa and Central and South Asia; low-lying heavily populated deltas of Africa and South Asia and; densely populated river basins dependent on snow-pack or glaciers.
To improve the enabling environment for sustainable, inclusive growth-enhancing infrastructure service delivery in DFID focus countries; and, Harness the benefits of cities for sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in DFID focus countries.
International Anti-Corruption Programme (I-ACT) is a multi-component programme which makes fighting corruption a top priority for the international community to address the impact of corruption on the poorest countries and people. It will follow through on Anti-Corruption Summit actions aimed at preventing corruption, ending impunity, and empowering those who have suffered from it. It will focus on strengthening the international architecture and response on anti-corruption, and will include work with new digital technologies to strengthen civil society in partner countries.
The programme will stimulate an increase in regional food trade in sub Saharan Africa (SSA), contributing to satisfying a growing food demand and to addressing food shortages through regional food production, processing and trade, and generating more rural jobs, climate resilience and income for farmers. The programme will: (i) work with companies that source, process, and trade food in the region, to maximise investment, coordination and benefits to smallholder farmers and (ii) contribute to improve the transparency and predictability of government policies to unlock regional food trade. By 2023, we expect the programme will increase income for 1.8 million farming families. DFID funding will de-risk and stimulate over £100 million in private sector investment aimed at enhancing smallholder farmers’ productivity and resilience.
The overall objective of the AgResults Initiative is to enhance smallholder welfare and food security for the poor and vulnerable in developing countries through increased investment in agricultural innovation and adoption. It aims to do so by developing financial incentives (i.e. “pull mechanisms”) for private and public sector players to research, develop, and deliver products and services that will improve smallholder agriculture. AgResults consists of a number of pilot projects across the developing world focused on either the adoption of existing technologies or the development and adaptation of new research and technologies. The UK leads on a high quality research and evaluation component.
The UK will generate new evidence on ‘what works’ to transform the lives of poor adolescent girls to enable them to move out of poverty. Results will directly inform DFID and other international and national actors to develop or revise policies and programmes to effectively reach adolescent girls. It will enable girls to have increased voice, choice, and control over their lives in at least 4 DFID priority countries and lead to reduction in early and forced marriage, reduction in violence, and improved economic wellbeing. Evidence will lead to an increase in donor and national investments for girls.