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The Girls Education Challenge aims to improve the learning opportunities and outcomes of over one million of the worlds most marginalised girls
UK Aid Match II - 2016-2020 is the next phase of DFID’s UK Aid Match scheme and has a budget of up to £157 million. UK Aid Match is DFID’s fund to increase UK public engagement in international development, while simultaneously reducing poverty and achieving the Global Goals in priority countries through funded civil society organisations. DFID aims to provide opportunities for the UK public to have a say in how UK aid is spent by offering to match every £1 donated by the public to a UK Aid Match charity appeal. CSOs use the match funding raised in the appeals to implement projects that improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. In the first phase of the UK Aid Match 2013 - 2016, a total of 62 grants were awarded to CSOs, working in 22 countries, and 3.6 million public donations were matched. Under the next phase of the scheme, UK Aid Match II, DFID would like to see an increase in the number and diversity of CSOs accessing UK Aid Match funding, a more diversified subsection of the public being reached by the appeals and engaged in international development, and more innovative or non-challenge fund methods being explored. The next phase of the scheme will have broader country eligibility criteria, which will include countries in the bottom 50 of the Human Development Index and countries that DFID considers to be highly or moderately fragile. In January 2018, DFID selected a MannionDaniels’ led consortium as Fund Manager for the next phase of UK Aid Match. The consortium partners are Education Development Trust, Oxford Policy Management, KIT Royal Tropical Institute and The Social Change Agency.
UK Aid Direct: A challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitments to achieving the Global Goals.MannionDaniels
Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UK Aid Direct was established in 2014 as a successor to the Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF), which was created in 2010. UK Aid Direct is a challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitments to achieving the Global Goals. The aim of UK Aid Direct is to fund small- and medium-sized national and international civil society organisations (CSOs) to reduce poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals. Specifically, UK Aid Direct funding reaches the most marginalised and vulnerable populations, supporting the DFID agenda to ‘leave no one behind’. This agenda can be achieved through funding projects that encompass service delivery, economic empowerment, strengthening accountability or generating social change. As a flexible fund, UK Aid Direct is designed to be an adaptive and demand-led fund that responds to DFID priorities of:\n\n- Strengthening global peace, security and governance\n\n- Strengthening resilience and response to crisis\n\n- Promoting global prosperity\n\n- Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable\n\n- Delivering value for money
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.
Improved social and economic opportunity for girls
This programme seeks to improve investment regulation, policy and implementation, to address the constraints to financial sector development, to boost quality public and private investment in priority infrastructure, to assist Burma to realise its trade potential, and to facilitate greater inclusion of women and other excluded groups in Burma’s economic development. This will be achieved through the following delivery mechanisms: • a programme with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to improve Burma’s investment climate and promote competitiveness • a programme to establish the Burma Enterprise Opportunity Facility, a new facility implemented by a managing agent (to be selected through open competition) to deliver activities in partnership with government, business, civil society and other development partners that support economic reform, and to finance innovative new projects
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.
British people have a direct say in how an element of the aid budget is spent on NGO projectsUK 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 DFID Burma Enterprise Opportunity Facilityis a key component of the larger DFID Business for Shared Prosperity in Burma programme (BSPB). he Facility is a flexible instrument that can identify, catalyse and support a broad variety of private sector development (PSD) interventions congruent with the BSPB’s overall aims in the field of inclusive economic growth. Those aims comprise: • helping provide a sustainable route out of poverty for many people in Burma by increasing incomes and creating jobs; • making it easier for new businesses and entrepreneurs to fairly compete; and • facilitating the participation of women and other previously excluded or disadvantaged groups. The Facility is intended to deliver high-impact interventions in support of enterprise development and inclusive economic growth in Burma, using innovative approaches to address obstacles and constraints in transformational sectors that have the potential to deliver significant and inclusive economic gains.
By joining this multi-donor pooled fund, DFID’s will contribute to wider efforts to leverage additional funding for ending violence against women and girls including from the private sector. Working with like-minded donors increases the opportunity to support the Fund to pursue its objectives of becoming a mechanism that is more evidence-based, results-focused, and effective in channelling resources to smaller women’s rights and youth-led organisations to bring about transformative change.
Getting children ready to learn and thrive - Research into implementing effective and quality Early Childhood Development at scaleUK Department for International Development
This research programme will deliver implementation-focused research into ECD delivery at scale in LMICs. It will support up to four DFID ECD-focused bilateral programmes, as well as commissioning research into key ECD themes. It will produce new global public goods to help a wide range of stakeholders build understanding of optimal ECD service delivery. This programme builds on existing, smaller ECD research investments by investigating how ECD services can be implemented at scale. This will help DFID, LMICs and international partners to understand the opportunities and challenges of multi-sectoral ECD systems, the financial and opportunity costs of successful implementation, and how to replicate successful ECD delivery at scale in different contexts.
To improve access to Financial Services such as credit, savings accounts and insurance for 1 million people in Uganda. This will contribute to MDG1 by enabling poor people to increase their incomes by investing in their businesses and to save or take insurance to protect themselves in the face of emergencies. The programme will work directly with banks, mobile operators and other financial institutions as well as with the Government to improve regulation
Strategic Response 1: Increase access to quality HIV and health programmes Strategic Response 2: Support community-based organisations to be connected and effective elements of health systems Strategic Response 3: Advocate for HIV, health, gender, and human rights Strategic Response 4: A stronger partnership that is evidence-based and accountable to communities
To support the delivery of a fair and transparent electoral process in Ethiopia as well as supporting the National Electoral Board’s capacity to deliver future elections. This will assist with Ethiopia’s political transition which also responds to a priority opportunity identified in DFID Ethiopia’s country development diagnostic.
The Sindh Education Non-State Actors programme (SENSA) will fund a full cycle of primary education for 53,614 (59% girls, 41% boys) of the poorest children in Sindh.This will make a dramatic difference to the lives of 53,614 of the most marginalised, poorest and disadvantaged children in Sindh. SENSA will help educate 2.1% of the total number of out-of-school girls in Sindh and provide hope and opportunity for their families and communities
Most people in developing countries engage in some form of spiritual practice and believe that their faith is important and enables them to relate to the world. The Afrobarometer in Africa found that 81% of those surveyed felt that religion was a 'very important' factor in their lives. Gallup polls found that two-thirds of respondents in developing counties 'give God high importance' or consider themselves to be 'religious people'. Since 1950, the growth in the numbers of religious adherents in developing countries has been greater than the growth in population. 'Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching practice, worship and observance.' The work through UK Aid Connect will contribute to the following overall objective: a world where all women and men, girls and boys throughout all stage of their lives have equal opportunity to realise their rights, achieve their potential and live in dignity, free from extreme poverty, exclusion, stigma, discrimination and violence. Success will be getting to zero on extreme poverty and achieving development outcomes across all economic and social population groups.
The Africa Investment Summit will bring together African governments, the private sector - including UK and African businesses - and major City of London investors. The event will showcase the wide range of investment opportunities available across Africa and boost African governments and businesses' access to finance through the City of London. New investment generated as a result of the Summit will be focused on sustainable, job-creating sectors which will deliver the growth and economic opportunity needed across Africa to support the management of demographic transitions and secure future prosperity.
In line with the UK government’s aid policy and revised development partnership with India, the Infrastructure for Climate Resilient Growth (ICRG) programme sees the UK provide world class expertise to improve the impact of the Indian Government’s $5 billion per year National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. The scheme will help over 5 million people living in three of India’s poorest states – Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Bihar – to increase their incomes and resilience to climate shocks. It guarantees 40 million households per year the opportunity to build small scale works (irrigation, flood defences, forest plantations etc.) to increase their incomes and protect themselves from extreme weather events. UK support will improve the design and quality of infrastructure built, increase the capacity of the government to deliver its own programmes and influence the policies of the largest programme of this type in the world.
To work with the most poor and marginalised people in Sierra Leone, especially women and young people to bring about improved accountability and better delivery of services: Providing platforms for citizen monitoring, feedback and engagement with service providers supported by data collection undertaken by young people that gives citizens the means and opportunity to understand their rights and the services they should have access to, to know what has been delivered, and to demand better and more transparent delivery from service providers. An innovation fund will provide a window to support innovative ideas to address local issues through local solutions led by communities themselves.
Vulnerable women’s groups in Nepal have income generation opportunities and are resilient to climate change and disasters that affect their livelihoods by 2022UN Women
The outcome will focus on gender responsive laws, plans and budgets, including statistics, to advance inclusive governance and access to justice in Nepal. The work under this outcome will: (a) increase capacity of key government officials to formulate and reform gender responsive laws (EVAW), plans (NAP on UNSCR 1325 and subsequent resolutions and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)), budgets and statistics in line with the Constitution and international standards, including CEDAW and UPR; (b) enhance governance capacity of key duty bearers to implement and monitor gender responsive laws, polices, budgets, provision of essential quality services, including on EVAW, to advance women’s human rights and promote inclusive governance and access to justice; and (c) stren+D70gthen leadership capacity, voice, and agency of excluded groups to demand accountability and transparency for inclusive governance and access to justice at the federal and local levels, advancing the implementation of SDG 5.