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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.
UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
The Invest Africa initiative will help drive the economic transformation needed to create jobs for the future and set countries on a trajectory out of poverty. It is expected to generate £1 billion of new Foreign Direct Investment in manufacturing, including agro-processing and high value services, sectors in Africa. It will do this by working with African Governments and international companies to facilitate new investments, such as by developing the business case for firms to undertake investment, or by supporting their negotiations with Government, and by addressing sector specific barriers preventing those particular investments from taking place .
To support access to finance for small and medium sized businesses, especially those owned and run by women, and to support productivity and growth in the horticulture, leather and textiles sectors in order to raise incomes and create jobs.
To support the Government of Ethiopia in the provision of map based land certificates to farmers in four regions and assist them to fully benefit from increased investment and productivity through the development of the rural land market and its supporting operations. The project will be a driver to increasing income by 20% for over 500,000 households. It will also secure land ownership for 6.1 million households, of whom around 70% will be women
To increase participation and the quality of secondary education by providing disadvantaged girls with secondary level scholarships and Colleges of Education with targeted support to improve teacher education and management. This will benefit 81,000 girls and 38 Colleges of Education and improve gender parity and quality of teaching and learning. This contributes towards our MDGs by improving better access and gender parity by 2015
To reduce poverty in Kenya by enabling poor people to benefit from better functioning markets, and by building greater awareness among influential decision makers of how markets can work better for the poor. This will increase household incomes of 148,000 small scale farmers and entrepreneurs - of whom 33% are women - by an average of over 20% by 2018. 36,000 jobs for women and 73,000 for men and male youth will also be created.
DFID will pursue actions globally to improve land rights protection to: help ensure women and men enjoy legally recognised, secure property and tenure rights. To Improve information and knowledgeto facilitate the provision of clear, transparent land related information and knowledge, enabling rights to be identified, understood and protected. To improve private sector investment through the development and rollout of a standardized investment risk assessment methodology and implementation of best practice in land governance.
Accountability in Tanzania Phase Two (AcT2) Programme is a five year £38m, innovative and exciting programme whose purpose is to increase the responsiveness and accountability of Government in Tanzania, through a strengthened civil society. AcT2 seeks to support civil society organisations (CSOs) to implement context-specific strategic interventions that will enable them to influence positive change in the attitudes and behaviour of citizens, civil society and government, making government as a whole more responsive and accountable. The second phase started in February 2018 and will end in December 2022. The programme funds mid-to-large sized Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and is managed by KPMG Advisory Limited in Tanzania. The programme works with CSO partners supporting Tanzanian citizens to engage with and hold their government to account. This is crucial to fostering a well-functioning state that acts in the best interests of its people - in tackling corruption, efficient spending of public resources and delivering effective public services. The Tanzanian President has made anti-corruption his top priority. AcT2 partners seeks to deploy different tools and resources to equip citizens to challenge corruption rather than accept it. AcT2 programme underlines the need to bolster groups that can continue to champion pluralism, articulate the demands of citizens, and engage in constructive debate and negotiation with government. As an integrated and cohesive civil society offer, AcT2 enables DFID to deliver greater impact from our wider portfolio priorities in human development and sustainable growth teams and promoting democratic space. It will do this through focusing on governance blockages in these areas, with a focus on promoting accountability and social inclusion, especially focusing on gender, disability and youth/elderly groups. The programme has ambition to deploy different innovative approaches including policy research, advocacy, dialogue, experimentation, and brokering, and it will work with civil society, private sector actors, elected officials and faith-based groups. The four thematic priorities for the programme includes: • Civic Space (sector policy dialogues, media, voice, CS advocacy, human rights) • Social Inclusion (disability, women, girls and youth/elderly) • Anti-Corruption • Climate Change
To improve the environment for private investment in Uganda’s renewable energy sector by accelerating the market for off grid solar energy and supporting the construction of at least 17 on-grid small scale power plants. This will increase Uganda’s energy production by approximately 20%, improve access to clean and modern energy for over 200,000 households and businesses or 1.2m people; mobilise up to £240 million in private finance and stabilise Uganda’s power sector finances by saving approximately $260m to 2.7bn during the period 2013-35, and lead to greenhouse gas emission savings of between 1 and 10 MtCO2e.
BRACED - implementation phase. The Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme aims to explore approaches for building resilience in vulnerable communities within some of the most fragile states in the world. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), BRACED aims to improve the well being of vulnerable people in developing countries by building their resilience to climate extremes and disasters. BRACED started in 2014 and the original contract was set to close by December 2017. Fifteen projects working in thirteen countries were approved under the first round of funding. BRACED was extended for another eighteen months, to end on 30 September 2019. The extension comprises of eight implementation projects, five policy projects and six country dialogues. KPMG is the Fund Manager.
To improve incomes and increase resilience of poor farmers and small-scale rural entrepreneurs in Northern Ghana
Research and evidence that ensures energy sector activities better address women's needs; expands knowledge of renewable energy resources in at least 5 countries; amd improves monitoring of energy access and use by poor people, hence overall contributing to 3 to 5 million people gaining access to energy by 2020. To deliver evidence that influences the global effort to provide universal sustainable modern energy services by 2030; contributing to the proposed post 2015 SDG on energy.
To improve implementation of anti-corruption measures in Ghana from scrutiny to punitive action, increasing the risks for those engaging in corrupt activities.
KPMG Tanzania has been selected by DFID as the service provider to implement the FRA programme. KPMG is providing technical support, advice and capacity building on fiduciary risk management for government, civil society and other development organisations in Tanzania. Areas of support and advice include governance, management oversight and financial controls. The objectives of the FRA programme are to: i. improve efficiency and effectiveness of partner organisations and government institutions by strengthening internal controls; ii. improve capacity of staff in selected organisations (and DFID) to minimise and manage fiduciary risk; and iii. drive value for money and safeguard public funds in relation to UK aid flows. The programme will deliver on DFID’s Tanzania Anti-Corruption and Counter Fraud Strategy and is expected to support the achievement of the 2016-2020 Business Plan objectives. The three year programme of support began on 23 July 2018, and there is the possibility of a one and a half year extension. The three month inception phase ended on 22 October 2018. KPMG’s FRA Team will deliver services to DFID and its partners through the following five programme components: 1. In-depth system reviews of NGOs and private suppliers; 2. Due diligence and fiduciary capacity assessments; 3. Government partners’ oversight systems strengthening; 4. Interpretation of finance and assurance reports; and 5. Additional strategic and demand-driven technical support.