The Girls Education Challenge aims to improve the learning opportunities and outcomes of over one million of the worlds most marginalised girls
The programme will provide emergency life-saving assistance to the large influxes of refugees arriving in Uganda, build resilience among refugees and their host communities to reduce Uganda’s humanitarian burden, and deliver on UK Humanitarian Reform priorities. It will support the UK in its leadership role to develop new approaches to protracted crises and in delivering on the New York Declaration’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, with regional and global impact.
This programme will provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable populations in Iraq by (1) Responding to the needs of extremely vulnerable people including women and girls and (2) Supporting improvements in the UN humanitarian system. The programme will deliver life-saving assistance through: Flexible responses to sudden-onset emergencies through the Humanitarian Pooled Fund; and Assistance to protracted IDP caseloads through cash grants and improved access to public welfare. The programme will also fund research aimed at enabling a shift from humanitarian aid in-kind to cash grants. Support will also strengthen the humanitarian response such as the development of Government contingency coordination centres, improving safety and access reporting for NGOs and strengthening the UN response. The programme will contribute towards DFID Strategic Development Plan objectives 1 (strengthening global peace, security and governance) and 2 (strengthening resilience and response to crisis).
To reduce the rate of diarrhoeal morbidity in children under five by increasing access to water, sanitation and hygiene for 3,755,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo
To help up to 10 million people, especially women and children, in developing countries cope with extreme climate and weather events such as droughts, cyclones and floods (climate extremes). This will be achieved by doing three things. By making grants to civil society organisations to scale up proven technologies and practices in the Sahel, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia that help people withstand, and more quickly recover, from climate extremes. By identifying the best ways of doing this, and share this knowledge globally to increase the programme’s overall impact. By supporting national governments to strengthen their policies and actions to respond to climate extremes. These will all contribute to the Millennium Development Goals on the eradication poverty and hunger, and environmental sustainability, and also respond to the Humanitarian and Emergency Response Review recommendation that DFID should integrate the threat from climate change into a Disaster Risk Reduction.
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 increase the resilience to climate change of poor farmers in Northern Uganda, and to increase their incomes. This will be achieved by working with agricultural businesses to supply farmers with cheaper, better and more varied agricultural inputs and services, and to create stronger markets for farmer produce. This will benefit 250,000 households in Northern Uganda, who will adopt new practices, products and markets that will make them more resilient to climate change, while 150,000 households will see measurable increases to income. This will contribute to the MDGs (and their successor targets) by reducing poverty in Uganda.
To improve the provision of loans and other financial services for 32,441 small enterprises and 677,000 households in Nepal
The purpose of the project is to increase the economic opportunities available to marginalised groups in Northern Nigeria, increasing their productivity and earning power through skills training and addressing other constraints.
To provide programme management, administration and monitoring support to the Deepening Democracy Programme. Management of the overall programme will entail managing all grantees, partnerships with multilateral and bilateral partners etc. To manage the implementation of both the electoral and non-electoral accountability.
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.
Working across Jordan in 18 locations, the project aims to provide stability and cohesion at the local level by increasing the capacity of community leaders and community based organisations to better identify sources of tension and conflict and respond to them through social projects and small scale infrastructure.
Conflict affected households receive multipurpose cash assistance
To contribute to preventing further conflict in Nigeria’s Northeast by reducing the vulnerability of male and female youth to recruitment by violent extremists in Borno through strengthening government and civil-society led efforts to address key grievances, increase opportunities for youth and promote effective counter violent extrimism messages.
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is supporting the “Northern Uganda: Transforming the Economy through Climate Smart Agribusiness (NU-TEC)” project between 2014 and 2022. The project will provide advice and finance to agribusinesses to support investments which have a beneficial impact on smallholders in Northern Uganda. The purpose of the contract is to design and deliver effective new financial products for agribusiness which minimises subsidy, and maximises the potential for sustained impacts and replication by other FIs.
ENGINE 2 will transform the lives of marginalised Nigerian girls through improving educational outcomes, enabling successful transitions into income-generating activities, and transferring knowledge to the regional and national education system to create sustainable changes in girls’ empowerment. In-school-girls (ISG) will benefit from enhanced in-school facilities and improved digital and technology options. Out-of-school-girls (OSG) will gain access to digital learning with tailored modules, enabling them to complete school while maintaining economic and familial responsibilities. Leveraging innovative partnerships, girls will benefit from life skills, health education, digital and financial literacy, and job readiness training; peer networks and mentorships; and access to finance.
Through improved education, increased opportunities for safe livelihoods and a supportive enabling environment, marginalised adolescent girls in Kailali District, Far Western Nepal will thrive as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. Supporting the Education of Marginalised Girls in Kailali II (STEM II) will support adolescent girls in this journey to transform their futures through innovative partnerships with girls, communities, and the public and private sectors. STEM II will support marginalised girls to complete secondary education; transition to safe work or vocational training (VT); increase incomes of those who own small businesses; and cultivate the life skills needed for increased self-agency.
This project covers an initial expansion of the achievements of the Demonstrating a Market System Approach in Bidibidi and Palorinya Settlements (ReHope project) funded by DFID from July 2017-June 2018. The pilot was implemented in partnership with The Palladium Group NUTEC-Market Development programme, also funded by DFID, as well as DanChurchAid (DCA). The pilot successfully found that MSD is a viable approach to refugee response with a critical mass of early adopter refugee and host community farmers, agrodealers, input and output agents and private sector partners looking to expand agricultural production, support services and buying in West Nile in and around refugee hosting districts. Based on these key findings, the project intends to begin an initial period of expansion during a 12-month period of planned bridge funding (ReHope BRIDGE) of a 5-year Resilience Strategy.
The Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund will test innovations that have the potential for large-scale job creation, unlocking barriers in key productive sectors and/or generating employment for those that are most vulnerable e.g. youth living with disability. The programme will focus particularly on youth and through a flexible fund, it will provide a mix of technical assistance and grant support to innovations with the aim to generatre evidence on what works and what doesn't in creating jobs.