The AfDF contributes to the economic and social development of Africa’s poorest countries through investment in infrastructure, regional integration, private sector development, governance and accountability, and skills and technology, to promote inclusive and green growth, with special attention to fragile states and girls, youth and women. The AfDF is the concessional lending and grants arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB) that operates in the 38 poorest, vulnerable and fragile countries to promote economic and social development.
This Girls' Education Challenge Phase 2 will enable up to 1 million marginalised girls (currently supported through Phase 1) to continue to learn, complete primary school and transition on to secondary education. A further 500,000 highly marginalised adolescent girls, who are out of school, will also be targeted to gain literacy, numeracy and other skills relevant for life and work. It is estimated that at least 400,000 girls will complete junior secondary school in the first four years of the extension. The extension will build on what we have learnt so far in Phase 1 and further deepen global understanding of what works for girls’ education, particularly during adolescence and in the transition from education to work.
As announced by the UK government in September 2015, the UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund will create critical economic infrastructure including: bridges; renewable energy; ports; water; and sea defences that will increase productivity and resilience to natural disasters and climate change. This fund aims to improve economic development in 8 ODA eligible and 1 ODA eligible Overseas Territory by helping to boost growth and creating jobs across the region.
The Girls Education Challenge aims to improve the learning opportunities and outcomes of over one million of the worlds most marginalised girls
Improved transport infrastructure in Pakistan along with enhanced private sector involvement in infrastructure financing, road safety interventions and support to regulatory environment, leading to increased trade and economic growth in Pakistan
DFID is providing £757.3m over 23 years to catalyse the market for impact investment in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, to improve the lives of at least five million poor and low-income people. Impact investments are those which have both a financial and social return by benefitting poor and low-income people through improved access to affordable goods and services and income generating opportunities. The Impact Programme has two components: investments and market building. CDC manages our investments through two funds. The first fund, the Impact Fund, launched in 2013 is a £305m fund of funds. The second fund, launched in 2015, is a £333m fund which makes direct investments into businesses that are highly developmental/transformative. Technical assistance is also being made available to the underlying investees. Our market building work (£30.5 million) complements our investments by providing the market infrastructure required for impact investing to scale.
Leave No Girl Behind is a new initiative announced in July 2016 as part of the Girls Education Challenge. This initiative will support interventions providing literacy, numeracy and skills relevant for life and work to highly marginalised, adolescent girls who have never attended or have already dropped out of school.
Improved learning outcomes and more equitable access to primary and secondary education for boys and girls in Rwanda
The UK will provide up to £165m over 5 years in two phases of £82.5m. The programme will provide technical support on city and regional interventions in 3 focus countries, Burma, Uganda and Zambia resulting in increased inclusive economic growth and job creation. The interventions will help city economies to become more productive, deliver access to reliable, affordable, renewable power for businesses and households, and strengthen investment into infrastructure services, including from the UK.
Foster Economic activities by strategically targeting key constraints in order to empower the private sector to be an engine of growth, job creation and poverty alleviation in DRC thus improving the lives of poor people in DRC by 2023.To foster economic opportunities for poor people in the Democratic Republic of Congo by providing them with access to financial services, well functioning markets, and an enabling business environment.
JCEP supports the Government of Jordan to fulfill landmark commitments made at the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference. The Compact agreed a new approach to addressing the protracted refugee crisis and includes a commitment that all children in Jordan regardless of their nationality will have access to quality education in a safe inclusive and tolerant environment.
The project is up to £65 million over five years, to support early stage testing and scale up of innovative technologies and business models that will accelerate access to affordable, clean energy services for poor households and enterprises, especially in Africa. The programme will include: i) partnership with Shell Foundation, enabling support to another 30+ early stage private sector innovations. ii) Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst to stimulate technology innovation by UK enterprises; iii) build other strategic clean energy innovation partnerships (e.g. testing a new ‘P2P Solar’ crowdfunding platform; and scoping a potential new partnership with Gates Foundation on Mission Innovation); iv) skills and expertise development. To support early stage testing and scale up of innovative technologies and business models that will accelerate access to affordable, clean energy services for poor households and enterprises, especially in Africa
To promote peace and stability in eastern DRC and support the implementation of the regional Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF)To promote peace and stability in eastern DRC and support the implementation of the regional Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF). It will support national, multilateral and bilateral efforts over the next three to five years to end the cycles of conflict and build lasting peace at local, provincial, national and regional levels in the DRC.
Establish partnerships with local & central government, communities and businesses to support the (i) districts effected by the Earthquake to “build back better” including leading to more resilient (including climate resilient) infrastructure and institutions; (ii) the most vulnerable recover their livelihoods and assets; and (iii) the Government of Nepal to plan for and manage the response to the earthquake.
To improve English and mathematics learning achievement in all secondary schools , especially for girls. The programme has the following components: making schools safe for girls, improving learning conditions in schools for boys and girls, strengthening central and district capacity, and improving monitoring and evaluation. In the first two years, the project will be fully aligned with Sierra Leone’s President’s Recovery Priorities. Over the five years, the impact will be measured by improvements in the West Africa regional secondary school examinations taken after three years (the basic certificate) and after six years (the senior certificate). An additional 14,000 girls and boys are expected to pass English and Maths at senior level, with a narrowing of the performance gap between boys and girls. The outcome of the programme will establish an enabling environment for secondary school students, especially girls, to be safe, learn and achieve.
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 identify and support innovative solutions to development challenges which show proven, cost effective impacts that vastly exceed current practice.
The purpose is that developing countries have improved access to high quality research and information in designing climate change policies and programmes by 2015.
To accelerate private investment and economic growth in Nepal by providing technical expertise to help Nepalese institutions develop major infrastructure; improve the business climate for domestic and foreign investors; improve the implementation of economic policy and test new approaches for local economic development. This will result in at least £600 million of private investment into growth-boosting sectors and a reduction by at least 10% in time or cost for at least five regulatory processes perceived as burdensome by the private sector.
Through the Managed Fund, the Good Governance Fund will support a series of governance and economic reform initiatives, aimed at building stability, reducing poverty and increasing prosperity, in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Armenia and North Macedonia. The fund will focus on areas such as: anti-corruption; improving the business environment; judicial reform; key sector reforms (e.g. banking and energy); strengthening the rule of law; and supporting an independent media. This project was approved before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Work is now under way to understand the implications of leaving the EU for the UK’s development work