To enable CDC to scale up its activity of investing and lending to support the building of businesses in developing countries, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world's poorest places. CDC is DFID’s main vehicle for investing in private companies in Africa and South Asia. CDC encourages capital investments from other private investors by being a first mover, demonstrating to other investors that commercial returns are possible in these frontier markets, and by sharing risk and expertise. The additional equity from DFID will enable CDC to meet demand for capital in its target markets and allow CDC to sustain a higher volume of more developmental investments across priority regions and business sectors
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.
DFID will support the establishment of sustainable sanitation and water supplies for up to 7.5 million poor and vulnerable people. Its main emphasis is sanitation, reflecting the fact that for every person lacking access to safe water, three lack access to appropriate toilets. Sanitation will be complemented by improved water supplies in water scarce areas. 1,500 schools and health care facilities will also be targeted by Water, Sanitation and Hygiene interventions to maximise the project’s impact, especially its impact on women and girls. The project will be implemented in rural areas in low and lower-middle income countries, primarily targeting a number of Least Developed Countries in chiefly in sub-Saharan Africa and South /South East Asia, characterised by poor access to sanitation.
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.
The Nigeria Public Sector Accountability and Governance Programme (PSAG), a five-year DFID-funded programme, will support the development of stronger public sector accountability to deliver public goods and services required for poverty reduction and growth, including to women and girls by strengthening links between governance reforms and service delivery. The programme was rebranded the Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) during the early phases of inception. PERL therefore responds to the long-term challenge by supporting ‘more accountable, effective, and evidence informed governments, that prioritise the sustainable delivery of public goods and services that meet citizens’ needs’. The programme will be delivered through three pillars. The first pillar, Accountable, Capable and Responsive (ARC) Government, which builds on reforms initiated through the State Partnership for Accountability Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC) and Federal Public Administration Reform (FEPAR) programme, will strengthen processes, practices and capabilities within government to ensure more accountable and effective use of public resources. The Accountable, Capable and Responsive Government Pillar (ARC) will work towards a goal of bringing about accountable public administration, resource management and delivery of public services at the state level, through regional reform hubs and at the federal level.
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.
The Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) is working to support Nigerian governments to become demonstrably better at prioritizing, planning, resourcing, delivering, tracking and accounting for the delivery of public goods and services that respond to the needs of citizens, who are themselves actively engaged in ensuring these. The Engaged Citizens Pillar effectively engages citizens to bring about improvements in service delivery and poverty outcomes by working to ensure that constituencies become increasingly effective at influencing governments on selected service delivery and policy issues for the benefit of a greater number of Nigerians.
To ensure service providers, particularly local governments are more accountable and responsive to citizens by improving the quality, accessibility and relevance of economic and social services to 650,000 people (of which at least 30,000 are adolescent girls) by 2018
To improve the capability of state houses of assembly, civil society, media and citizens to ask for better performance from government by building their collective credibility, confidence and commitment. This will benefit 62.5 million people (the total population of 10 Nigeria States) by contributing to improved use of public resources essential to the achievement of the MDGs by July 2015.
To improve the enabling environment for private sector investment in agriculture by providing policy-makers with relevant indicators on the ease of doing business in agriculture. This will benefit smallholder farmers and agribusinesses in more than 40 countries in Asia and Africa by supporting policy and regulatory improvements and removing obstacles to investment in agriculture. This contributes towards our MDGs by increasing investment and raising incomes and creating new jobs in the agricultural sector and improving poor people’s access to food.
DFID country offices have a mature portfolio of business environment reform programmes that are delivering strong results – making it easier for firms to set up, grow and create jobs. But this portfolio is expected to expand as part of DFID’s scale-up of its Economic Development work – around half of DFID country offices cited the business environment as a barrier in their Inclusive Growth Diagnostics. BERF has been set up to help Country Offices to make this shift and to provide easy access to expert advice to help with programme design, start-up, monitoring and, if necessary, course correction. It will also help DFID learn and disseminate the lessons from its programmes more systematically, carry out policy research to help our understanding of how reforms really work, and develop innovative approaches for involving stakeholders in reform programmes. BERF has a budget of £7.8m and will run until January 2019. BERF offers a menu of services for Country Offices to choose from based on their needs, as set out under the 5 Activities below. These Activities were designed based on feedback from Country Offices on what would be useful and are intended to be as broad as possible. – BERF is funded by DFID’s Investment Climate Team and is being managed by Tim Green, Sim Paton, Carl Aaron and Gillian Mitchell. KPMG is lead contractor of the implementing Consortium consisting of DAI, Itad, Social Development Direct, Law and Development Partnership, Triple Line, McKinsey, The Policy Practice, Restless Development and a range of academic institutions and independent consultants.
Projects funded through Fleming Fund will benefit people in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of drug resistant infection is greater.
The Itad IMV team conducts bi-annual assessments to verify the robustness of the UNICEF monitoring systems to provide accurate results associated with the DFID funded ASWA II program. The IMV activities take place in all 10 intervention countries in the ASWA II portfolio. The Itad IMV team consists of national consultants and international team leaders to ensure timely delivery of activities.
DFID has been supporting the Nepal Rural Access Programme (RAP) to construct rural roads to increase access to market and social services for the rural poor and disadvantaged for the last 10 years through the RAP 1 and 2 programmes. The new phase of the Rural Access Programme will establish an independent monitoring, evaluation and learning component, for the first time. This activity will support robust assessments of impact and responsive thematic analysis on elements of the RAP approach to support policy and implementation processes.
The immediate recipient of the required services will be the ICF HMG management team comprising policy officials from DFID, BEIS and Defra who are responsible for delivering and managing the ICF programme portfolio. Deliverables will be used by the team to inform decision-making and the development of appropriate policies and programmes. International partners and donors, developing country governments and civil society organisations will also be primary beneficiaries of the results, knowledge, lessons learned, and best practice generated by this programme. Again, it is envisaged that the deliverables from this programme and their dissemination will help inform decision-making and the development of appropriate policies and programmes.
Develop a scalable and sustainable approach to delivering comprehensive, rights-based SRHR to the hardest to reach populations.