To improve access, retention and the quality of education for all children in primary and secondary schools of Punjab Province in Pakistan. All government school children (6 million primary, 4 million secondary) and children attending school through the Punjab Education Foundation (around 2.2 million) will have benefited from UK support in Punjab by March 2019.
To increase the use of family planning methods to reduce maternal deaths and prevent the use and access to unsafe abortion, including for marginalised and young women. It will enable women in target countries to safely plan their pregnancies and improve their sexual and reproductive health. It will progress towards Universal Reproductive Health and Rights [SDGs 3.7 and 5.6]. It will support a range of services including family planning, education and behaviour change, prevention of unsafe abortion and other integrated sexual and reproductive health services. By 2020, the programme aims to have supported an additional 4.1m family planning users. It will avert up to 9.4m unsafe abortions and 8.9m unintended pregnancies, and provide 23m couple years of family planning protection.
To reduce poverty and improve living standards and educational attainment in the poorest families by providing regular payments to the female head of household. 315,000 additional beneficiary families will benefit by 2020. This programme will contribute to 1.05 million primary school children being supported in school and directly contribute to Millennium Development Goals 1: Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; and Millennium Development Goals 2: Achieve universal primary education.
To improve primary and secondary education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by providing up to £283.2million in technical assistance, financial aid and infrastructure which aims to benefit all primary and lower secondary children in the province by 2020.This programme targets primary enrolment specifically girl child enrolment and female literacy which contributes towards Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 5. The programme is directly supporting 257,808 children to gain quality education.
To reduce hunger, improve livelihoods and reduce the risk of famine in rural Ethiopia by (i) providing cash and food transfers, livelihoods advice and access to microfinance to 1.2 million extremely poor Ethiopians and (ii) creating local infrastructure which reverses environmental degradation and improves access to markets and basic services. 85% of participant households receive transfers as wages for labour on public works projects (including 32,000 km of hillside terraces, 3,000 km of rural roads and 400 new or expanded schools); while the remainder (the elderly, those with disabilities, and pregnant women) receive cash and / or food without a labour requirement. This programme contributes towards national and international development goals and DFID’s own targets for reducing poverty and hunger and for building household resilience to climate change and other shocks.
To improve the functionality of primary health care units, reducing health inequalities, and increasing domestic financing for health to sustain and accelerate the pace of improvement in adolescent, maternal and child health in Ethiopia. This will be achieved through the Sustainable Development Goals Performance Fund, which will provide essential medicines, and improve the readiness of primary health care units and skills of primary health care staff to provide quality health services. The programme will also provide technical assistance for effective implementation of the National Health Financing Strategy to increase domestic financing for health, refine and scale-up the Ethiopian Health Insurance systems, and to develop and implement a Public Private Partnership Strategy to improve health outcomes.
To improve the incomes and nutrition status of over 1.63 million poor people in Burma by promoting resilient livelihoods and food security food security through agricultural commercialisation and climate smart agriculture, financial inclusion, business and skills development, and targeted nutrition support to mothers and children in the ‘One thousand day’ window between conception and a child’s second birthday.
To provide increased coverage with essential reproductive, maternal and child health services in DFID-supported health zones. To increase coverage with essential health services in 52 DFID-supported health zones in five provinces (Nord Ubangi, Kasai-Centrale, Kasai, Maniema, Tshopo). This will benefit over 9 million Congolese citizens, and contributes towards achievement of MDGs through the delivery of services to improve reproductive, maternal and child health
To advance Palestinian refugees’ human development by funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency to deliver basic education, health and relief services for over 355 thousand refugees across the Middle East – in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Through predictable, multi-year funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency the programme will improve the Agency’s effectiveness and sustainability, thereby reducing the vulnerability of Palestinian refugees dependent on its services. It will also contribute to protecting regional stability by meeting the basic needs of the Palestinian refugee population and reducing the severe pressure on host governments and communities.
To provide a government led effective health system that will deliver improved access to quality health services across eight states in South Sudan with a specific focus on reducing maternal and child mortality. The Health Pooled Fund (HPF3) will reduce maternal and under-five mortality rates in South Sudan, through (i) the delivery of a basic package of health and nutrition services; (ii) promoting community engagement in health as a public good and (iii) supporting local health systems stabilisation.