This programme will deliver improvement in disaster preparedness and response as well as providing predictable support to Rohingya refugees and vulnerable refugee hosting communities.
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
To improve the Kenyan Government’s accountability to its citizens by delivering peaceful, transparent, inclusive elections and providing support to non-governmental organisations, oversight bodies and independent commissions that can influence and deliver reforms thereby supporting the goal of making Kenya a more stable democracy
To provide programme management, administration and monitoring support to the Deepening Democracy Programme. Management of the overall programme will entail managing all grantees, partnerships with multilateral and bilateral partners etc. To manage the implementation of both the electoral and non-electoral accountability.
To engage with China on developmental issues on international poverty reduction in order to develop a shared agenda on innovative activities that expose aid practitioners to new and effective approaches to international development, including addressing demand from other developing countries for lessons from China's development experience.
To produce research analysis and best practice guidance that will help to inform global policy on how development programming and policy can have the greatest impact on stability and security overseas.
Conciliation Resources, International Alert and Saferworld propose a three-year programme in which the three organisations will leverage their combined 75 years’ experience building peace across the world to provide evidence-based policy and programming recommendations to DFID and other peace, security and development actors. Through practice-based research the programme will analyse and draw lessons from interventions to address conflict drivers implemented by consortium partners and other external actors, in order to generate new understanding, practical lessons and actionable policies. It will build upon the consortium partners’ strong track record of research and programming in conflict-affected states, and their wide policy and practitioner networks. The programme will focus on issues prioritised in the UK’s SDSR and Building Stability frameworks, including economic development, peace processes, effective and inclusive institutions, and gender drivers of conflict. The purpose is to inform and enhance the effectiveness of DFID/HMG’s work to prevent conflict and build lasting peace. Programme outputs will focus on learning and adaptation of programmes, as well as providing practical lessons and actionable recommendations, targeted at relevant policy processes both nationally and internationally.
This project will support communities in Yemen to become more stable and resilient to shocks, creating conditions for long-term development and poverty-reduction. Women’s and/or Youth Action Groups in four locations will work with their communities to identify, prioritise and respond to local conflict and security issues. Joint work with local councils will ensure communities’ needs are heard by local government. They will also form productive links with CSOs and NGOs across conflict divides to enable shared learning for collective problem-solving action and build CSO capacity. Inclusive local action will help communities manage conflict shocks and drivers, address immediate needs, promote mutual respect and contribute to peacebuilding.
Consortium partners will focus on four main themes: Inclusive Economic Development, Inclusive Peace Processes, Inclusive and Effective Institutions, and Gender Drivers of Conflict & Peace. There will also be additional resources for cross-programme learning, synthesis and outreach, as well as scope to explore new and emerging issues for research.
More responsive, inclusive, and conflict sensitive engagement by county governments with their citizens (including women, youth and other excluded groups) in addressing service delivery problems around competition over shared resources such as grazing lands, livestock and food markets, water points, public schools, health facilities, minerals, and roads.