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.
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.
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.
The design of a systemic, context-specific PSD programme which strategically targets 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.
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.
Improved learning outcomes and more equitable access to primary and secondary education for boys and girls in Rwanda
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 improve the health system in Ghana, by providing the Ministry of Health and its agencies with financial aid, materials, goods and technical assistance. This support will improve coverage and quality of primary care services and create a sustainable health system, supporting Ghana to reduce child and maternal mortality and make progress towards universal health coverage.
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