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This programme will help cities plan for and invest in reducing the impacts of weather-related changes and extreme events, through a partnership with the Rockefeller foundation and the Asian Development Bank, on 2 million urban poor and vulnerable people in 25 medium-sized cities in 6 Asian countries (initially Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Indonesia) by improving planning processes so that they consider climate change risks, for developing and funding new investment and infrastructure opportunities, and for knowledge and lesson sharing by 2022.
To work jointly with the industry group representing mobile phone operators worldwide, the GSMA, and its subsidiary Mobile for Development, to identify and support the development and use of new, innovative ways in which mobile phone technologies and mobile network infrastructure can be used to improve the reach, delivery and affordability of life-enhancing services to poor people in Africa and Asia. As a result of this work some 14 million poor people are expected to benefit from improved access to life enhancing services by 2020.
ISO 639-1 Supporting governance and market reforms that reduce the illegal use of forest resources and benefit poor people
Tackling global plant and animal health risks which threaten global food systems and health - in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)UK Department for International Development
Working in partnership with BMGF to fund a portfolio of agricultural technology investments to secure global food supplies, with a strong focus on tackling global plant health threats through improved data, monitoring and delivery of new technologies in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
To improve inter-communal harmony and to participate effectively in the peace process by increasing the capacity of civil society, women, youths, religious and ethnic communities through the Paung Sie Facility (PSF). It gives partners the organisational strengths necessary to do this work themselves in the longer term. The programme also supports greater sensitivity in government, investor and donor policy and practice to inter-communal and other conflict dynamics
Developing and Scaling Next Generation Agricultural Technologies - Phase II of DFID's Strategic Partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)UK Department for International Development
Working in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on a set of co-investments, DFID’s funding will increase the development and adoption of new agricultural technologies that build resilience to climate change, diseases and pests and increase productivity, particularly for smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation in Indonesia as part of the UK's efforts to avoid catastrophic climate change that would hit the very poorest first and set back global efforts at poverty reduction
To improve the management of water within and between South Asian countries, reducing poverty by enabling adaptation to climate change and reducing the risk of conflict over water resources. By 2018, 500 million people living in river basins will benefit from improved water management by reducing their risk of exposure to flooding and drought and enhancing regional security by improving cooperation between governments
The Government of Nepal develops and implements policies and programmes based on sound evidence leading to demonstrable poverty reduction and progress towards Least Developed Country (LDC) graduation by 2022.
The DFID Burma Enterprise Opportunity Facilityis a key component of the larger DFID Business for Shared Prosperity in Burma programme (BSPB). he Facility is a flexible instrument that can identify, catalyse and support a broad variety of private sector development (PSD) interventions congruent with the BSPB’s overall aims in the field of inclusive economic growth. Those aims comprise: • helping provide a sustainable route out of poverty for many people in Burma by increasing incomes and creating jobs; • making it easier for new businesses and entrepreneurs to fairly compete; and • facilitating the participation of women and other previously excluded or disadvantaged groups. The Facility is intended to deliver high-impact interventions in support of enterprise development and inclusive economic growth in Burma, using innovative approaches to address obstacles and constraints in transformational sectors that have the potential to deliver significant and inclusive economic gains.
To improve the use of public finances so that they benefit the people of Myanmar. The expected results include contributing to increasing tax collection from large tax payers by 40% by 2020. The UK will fund a World Bank led programme to work with the Ministry of Planning and Finance to improve their ability to manage public funds and the capacity of parliament to provide oversight of public spending. The programme will also separately support tax administration, fiscal decentralisation, social accountability, and Myanmar’s involvement in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
The ASEAN Economic Reform programme is designed to tackle two fundamental constraints to growth – a poor business environment and underdeveloped financial markets. Improving the business environment is a key enabler for inclusive economic growth and can provide a significant positive impact on poverty and inequality. It will also positively impact companies in all sectors, providing a more solid foundation for international companies to invest and operate throughout the region. Broadening and deepening financial markets reduces the cost of doing business, increases financial inclusion and reduces constraints on investment, thereby increasing competitiveness and growth potential. The programme will operate in Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam and is due to start its inception in November 2018, with some areas of the programme already being delivered through multilateral partners. Finance providers, FinTech companies and accountancy firms – where the UK has particular strength – are amongst those who stand to benefit directly, along with a wider indirect benefit supporting growth across all business sectors.
mNutrition- Business models for mobile phone based delivery of nutrition services in Africa and South AsiaUK Department for International Development
The impact of mNutrition will be improved livelihoods, food security and nutrition of 3 million poor people, especially women, in 14 countries in Africa and Asia. This will result from the greater involvement of mobile phone companies in providing improved access to mobile-phone based health, nutrition and agricultural-based information services to poor farmers, including women and adolescent girls, who are often unable to access conventional extension systems. In this way, poor farmers will be supported in improving their food production, income and nutrition practices within their families. This contributes towards our MDGs by reducing rural poverty, hunger and child mortality and improving maternal health in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa by 2017.
To improve adolescent girls' access to products that contribute to their economic outcomes and kick-start markets for products for adolescent girls. The programme will support early-stage, innovative business ventures with grant funding and intensive technical assistance, to ensure that their products reach girls directly and at scale. It will support ventures with operations in East Africa and South Asia. The programme will support around 90 business ventures and reach up to 200,000 girls directly with economic assets by 2019. This will contribute to both enhancing gender equality and female empowerement and to economic development.
This programme will contribute to improved food and nutrition security through effective agriculture interventions and food systems that make nutritous food accessible , acceptable and available to all, particularly woman and young children in poor households.. It includes large-scale studies in Africa and South Asia on the impact and cost effectiveness of agricultural interventions on nutrition and health outcomes, and interdisciplinary studies on the drivers of food choices which influence healthy, safe and nutritious diets.
To strengthen locally led election observation and support civil society to demand more accountable politics. It will fund NGOs to reduce political violence and manage peaceful cross-party debate on issues of concern to Bangladeshi citizens - this will include support to local efforts in civic education and representation of women and young people in political institutions. Political parties will receive non-partisan training in the use of evidence in policy-making. An FCO managed fund will strengthen democratic governance in Bangladesh, including support to human rights defenders, independent media and civil society. A DFID managed strategic fund will allow flexible response to emerging priorities prior to 2019 elections in Bangladesh.
Strategic Response 1: Increase access to quality HIV and health programmes Strategic Response 2: Support community-based organisations to be connected and effective elements of health systems Strategic Response 3: Advocate for HIV, health, gender, and human rights Strategic Response 4: A stronger partnership that is evidence-based and accountable to communities
Securing global wheat crops for food and nutritional security - in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)UK Department for International Development
Working in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on two major co-investments in wheat crop improvement, DFID’s funding will increase the nutritional quality and disease resistance of wheat crops, building the resilience of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and contributing to global food security in the face of climate change, and emerging plant disease and pest threats.
Research and evidence that ensures energy sector activities better address women's needs; expands knowledge of renewable energy resources in at least 5 countries; amd improves monitoring of energy access and use by poor people, hence overall contributing to 3 to 5 million people gaining access to energy by 2020. To deliver evidence that influences the global effort to provide universal sustainable modern energy services by 2030; contributing to the proposed post 2015 SDG on energy.
The Smart Peace consortium combines expertise in conflict analysis, community dialogue, elite mediation, evaluation, policy influence and behavioural science to deliver targeted and adaptive conflict resolution interventions in Central African Republic (CAR), Myanmar and Nigeria. Smart Peace will share learning from practical experience to improve global policy and practice. The consortium’s blend of skills and the strength of its local and international networks mean that it is well-placed to realise these ambitions. The Asia Foundation, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and Conciliation Resources have peacebuilding expertise and relationships at multiple levels in focus countries and internationally. The Behavioural Insights Team, Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich, Chatham House and International Crisis Group facilitate targeted, adaptive and gender-sensitive interventions, and high-level policy influence.