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.
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
To provide up to £50m in 'matched' funding over the lifetime of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, from 2013/14 to 2018/19. The matched funding will come from a variety of governmental, non-governmental and private sector corporate sources from across the Commonwealth (including the UK), offering a unique opportunity for a diverse and collaborative partnership with global reach. Department for International Development (DFID) support is intended to be channelled mainly into the programmes to tackle avoidable blindness – a significant cause of disability worldwide. Visual impairments affect 285 million people worldwide, of whom 39 million are blind. There is strong coherence with the Global Goals, and with a range of other DFID work streams.
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.
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
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
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.
The project, supported by DFID’s UK Aid Match, will increase the participation and empowerment of 12,000 women in the rural economies of Ghana and the DRC in order to improve productivity, build assets and increase household income. 32,000 household members (based on an average household number of 5) will benefit from better nutrition, health and education. 50,000 people will benefit from a community-wide financial literacy campaign (across all partners). Programme areas: Ghana: Northern, Upper West and Upper East Regions, Brong Ahafo, Central Region and Greater Accra. Democratic Republic of Congo: Kinshasa Province and Sud-Ubangi (Gemena)
OVERVIEW The project will work with Affordable Private Schools, to help 28,988 girls, in 132 private primary and secondary schools in Uganda go through their educational journey at key points of transition during their schooling. This will focus on enabling girls cross from upper primary to lower secondary, from lower secondary to upper secondary, and from upper secondary to tertiary/vocational training Helping girls, households and Affordable Private Schools (APS) overcome economic and social barriers to girls’ education will allow for reduced absenteeism and drop-out and an improved learning environment, thereby facilitating more “time on task” and a corresponding increase in learning outcomes. Good quality APS, locally accessible to marginalised girls, will expand through improved infrastructure and teaching to meet increasing demand. VISION Marginalised girls in Uganda will be able to complete a full cycle of education, supported through economic empowerment initiatives, life-skills training and the efficient use of financial services
(USAID Bureau For Food Security (BFS)): Purpose:The Program Contribution supports the implementation of FAO's Integrated Food and Nutrition Security Phase Classification(IPC) and MAFAP programs to strengthen evidence-based policy-making in support of food and nutrition security and agricultural development in USAID FTF priority countries. The FAO is a PIO and does not require a competitive selection process. The FAO is the globally recognized expert level organization and has technical capacity not found elsewhere to undertake MAFAP by virtue of its mandate and relationships with partner governments. MAFAP and IPC work with government institutions to develop and institutionalize monitoring and analysis capacity. The initiatives apply a joint approach for partnerships and inclusive policy dialogue, promoting the involvement of research, business and civil society communities in policy processes. FAO team contains expertise and a field presence to carry out the field level engagement needed for data collection in countries experiencing chronic and severe food insecurity. Both programs are driven by a multi-donor group providing resources, which offers an opportunity to directly leverage other funds. Multiple USAID Bureaus rely on this work to bring forward the evidence and data that allows the Agency to build resilience and self-sufficiency by anticipating and intervening before conditions emerge that require humanitarian interventions. Activities: FAO will strengthen evidence-based policy making in support of food and nutrition security and agricultural development, through contributions to two FAO multi-donor programs and platforms for donor alignment, collaboration and coordination involving USAID, EC-DEVCO & DfID, among others. This grant supports a collaborative, mutually reinforcing regional approach to harmonize practices and leverage program activities and outputs, thereby maximizing the impact of USG funding and involvement ...
The main purpose of the project is to expand services provided to deafblind children and young adults through two Regional and six State Learning Centres across India. This project ensures that, in the target areas, newborns are screed for deafblindness and early intervention services are available; deafblind children have access to education and deafblind young adults have opportunity for income generation. In addition we also build capacities of government teachers to educate deafblind children and also we gave skills to parents and deafblind persons to advocate for their rights with local and national governments.