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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.
UK Aid Connect is designed to create the form of civil society that DFID needs to meet its objectives and the form of civil society the future requires. By creating diverse coalitions to address complex, inter-dependent policy and practice challenges it answers a market gap widely recognised through the CSPR.
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.
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.
This programme will deliver a set of interventions to support people with disabilities in a number of developing countries. The programme will deliver tangible outcomes for people with disabilities including access to education, jobs, healthcare and reduced stigma and discrimination and encourage global actors to prioritise the issue. The programme will also test innovative approaches to disability inclusion and generate high quality research to fill gaps and discover what works in this under-resourced area. A lack of attention and funding has severely limited evidence of what works to deliver inclusion in international development for approximately 800 million people with disabilities in developing countries. Interventions that work will be scaled up, widening their reach, and new learning and evidence shared across the global development community and national governments.
The UK will contribute towards eliminating blinding trachoma in ten Commonwealth countries: Kenya, Kiribati, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Tonga, and Vanuatu. The precise activities supported varies between countries, but generally involves: • Undertaking remaining baseline mapping, to understand trachoma prevalence and the particular interventions required to tackle it. • Implementing the World Health Organisations’ (WHO) recommended strategy for sustainable trachoma elimination, involving an integrated approach of: Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial cleanliness, and Environmental improvements (known as SAFE strategies). • Preparing and submitting validation dossiers to WHO, where relevant. This is a national report validating elimination, and a standard part of elimination procedures.
The aim of the programme is a reduction of the disability, disfigurement, stigma, lost livelihoods and poverty, and their social and economic costs, which occur as a result of onchocerciasis (river blindnesss) in Africa. This will be done through support to strengthen the planning, resource mobilisation and sustainability of national programmes to combat onchocerciasis.
The summit aims to bring together global leaders and technology companies to tackle the barriers that prevent people with disabilities from fulfilling their potential.
Malawian children with disabilities are often hidden away from public life and rarely get an education. Access to education is made worse by a lack of knowledge about children with disabilities, teachers lacking the capacity to teach children with disabilities, and an inappropriate school environment. This project works with several local and international partners in Malawi to support families as they enrol their children in early childhood education, and to build an approach to inclusive education into the training provided to early childhood teachers. The quality of inclusive education offered is improved, and more links are built between early education and primary schools. This work improves participants’ ability to continue throughout the education system. By working with schools, communities and government, this project offers an affordable model so the work can continue into the future.
Sightsavers will work with people with disabilities in the Ampara district of Sri Lanka to reduce poverty and improve their access to services. The project will offer training and assistance to people with disabilities enrolling at government vocational training institutes and support over 200 beneficiaries to establish self employment/small businesses. The project will also provide education and support groups to enable people with disabilities to participate equally in community life in the Ampara district.
1. Ensure the prioritization of data on global, regional and national political agendas and help build a mass constituency on data for sustainable development 2. Support multi-stakeholder collaboration by connecting demand and supply for sustainable development data and optimize resources 3. Advance data access and strengthen interoperability mechanisms and standards