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To improve access, retention and the quality of education for all children in primary and secondary schools of Punjab Province in Pakistan. All government school children (6 million primary, 4 million secondary) and children attending school through the Punjab Education Foundation (around 2.2 million) will have benefited from UK support in Punjab by March 2019.
To improve primary and secondary education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by providing up to £283.2million in technical assistance, financial aid and infrastructure which aims to benefit all primary and lower secondary children in the province by 2020.This programme targets primary enrolment specifically girl child enrolment and female literacy which contributes towards Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 5. The programme is directly supporting 257,808 children to gain quality education.
To strengthen the democratic character of Nigerian political processes and outcomes by providing support to key electoral bodies, other relevant arms of government (such as the Legistaure) and civil society organisations. Credible elections, an efficient legislature and the scrutiny of government performance by an informed society will motivate government to perform better and be more responsive to the needs of citizens.
Accountability in Tanzania Phase Two (AcT2) Programme is a five year £38m, innovative and exciting programme whose purpose is to increase the responsiveness and accountability of Government in Tanzania, through a strengthened civil society. AcT2 seeks to support civil society organisations (CSOs) to implement context-specific strategic interventions that will enable them to influence positive change in the attitudes and behaviour of citizens, civil society and government, making government as a whole more responsive and accountable. The second phase started in February 2018 and will end in December 2022. The programme funds mid-to-large sized Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and is managed by KPMG Advisory Limited in Tanzania. The programme works with CSO partners supporting Tanzanian citizens to engage with and hold their government to account. This is crucial to fostering a well-functioning state that acts in the best interests of its people - in tackling corruption, efficient spending of public resources and delivering effective public services. The Tanzanian President has made anti-corruption his top priority. AcT2 partners seeks to deploy different tools and resources to equip citizens to challenge corruption rather than accept it. AcT2 programme underlines the need to bolster groups that can continue to champion pluralism, articulate the demands of citizens, and engage in constructive debate and negotiation with government. As an integrated and cohesive civil society offer, AcT2 enables DFID to deliver greater impact from our wider portfolio priorities in human development and sustainable growth teams and promoting democratic space. It will do this through focusing on governance blockages in these areas, with a focus on promoting accountability and social inclusion, especially focusing on gender, disability and youth/elderly groups. The programme has ambition to deploy different innovative approaches including policy research, advocacy, dialogue, experimentation, and brokering, and it will work with civil society, private sector actors, elected officials and faith-based groups. The four thematic priorities for the programme includes: • Civic Space (sector policy dialogues, media, voice, CS advocacy, human rights) • Social Inclusion (disability, women, girls and youth/elderly) • Anti-Corruption • Climate Change
To ensure that citizens, especially women, are more strongly represented in Burma's democratic processes and government is more accountable to its citizens. This will be achieved by: improving electoral processes and integrity in Burma; working to enable better functioning parliaments at Union and sub-national level; building a more transparent, inclusive and responsive civil service; ensuring that justice institutions are more transparent and responsive; and, working towards improving national planning capacity and donor coordination.
AAWAZ project falls within the Voice and Accountability framework of DFID. DAI won the Aawaz bid as the Management Organisation (MO) in collaboration with six core partner organisations belonging to Pakistani civil society as well as a Pakistani and a British think tank. AAWAZ program aims to strengthen the accountability of the Pakistani State to its citizens. The programme has three distinct components: (a) Gender: focusing on enhanced political participation of women and their participation in larger public life without fear of any gender-based violence; (b) Conflict Resolution: by striving to attain social harmony within and across communities through addressing tribal, familial, sectarian, ethnic, faith-based or any other kinds of conflicts; (c) Citizens Engagement: in order to achieve better public service delivery by promoting active and informed participation of citizens and their organized groups, particularly in the areas of health and education at the basic level. The fourth and overarching component is Policy, Advocacy, Research and Results (PARR) facility to synthesise information and findings from Aawaz and to build robust evidence base around community voice and empowerment, social change, policy influence and government reform.
The Kenyan Constitution, adopted by referendum in 2010, introduced far reaching devolution to 47 newly-established counties. Hopes are high that devolution will improve accountability and service delivery and contribute to poverty reduction. The purpose of this programme is to build and improve public services for Kenyan citizens, particularly focusing at the county level where poverty exists and where public service delivery is poor. The programme will improve the ability of county governments to better plan, deliver and monitor the delivery of public services. This includes working with county governments to strengthen public financial management systems (e.g. improving accounting, audit and procurement systems) to ensure that public money is effectively spent and can be accounted for. It also includes a focus on critical services for example health. The programme will help county governments to improve planning and allocation of budgets for different sectors.
The Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) is working to support Nigerian governments to become demonstrably better at prioritizing, planning, resourcing, delivering, tracking and accounting for the delivery of public goods and services that respond to the needs of citizens, who are themselves actively engaged in ensuring these. The Engaged Citizens Pillar effectively engages citizens to bring about improvements in service delivery and poverty outcomes by working to ensure that constituencies become increasingly effective at influencing governments on selected service delivery and policy issues for the benefit of a greater number of Nigerians.
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.
The Sindh Education Non-State Actors programme (SENSA) will fund a full cycle of primary education for 53,614 (59% girls, 41% boys) of the poorest children in Sindh.This will make a dramatic difference to the lives of 53,614 of the most marginalised, poorest and disadvantaged children in Sindh. SENSA will help educate 2.1% of the total number of out-of-school girls in Sindh and provide hope and opportunity for their families and communities
Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) - Learning, Evidencing and Advocacy Partnership (LEAP)ICF Consulting Services Limited
Nigeria’s ability to deliver shared growth and poverty reduction, and to tackle problems of insecurity and falling oil prices depends to a large extent on the performance of its public sector and the accountability of government towards citizens. However, they are undermined by a deeply-embedded set of problems that are rooted in Nigeria’s institutions and political economy. PERL has been designed by DFID Nigeria to tackle these problems in an integrated manner through three Pillars. One of the critical problems, which is the focus of the third Pillar, is the weakness of evidence on what is required to deliver public sector reform (PSR) and accountability. Although the broad parameters of Nigeria’s political economy problems are well understood, there is insufficient evidence on what is required to deliver PSR and strengthen public accountability. ICF is providing services to strengthen processes of learning on what works and what does not work in delivering PSR, using these lessons as part of a broader strategy to influence political leaders and national debate on the steps Nigeria would need to take to promote reform. LEAP works to strengthen the evidence base for reform by creating demand for, generating and encouraging the use of evidence to inform discussion and decision-making on public sector reform.
Addressing political corruption and strengthening civic engagement in electoral processes in UkraineUK Department for International Development
The 'Electoral and Legal Enhancements through Civic Engagement and Technical Assistance' will provide specialised support to electoral stakeholders in Ukraine in preparation for elections planned in 2019. The support provided will strengthen systems to address political corruption, including in party and campaign financing, to increase the accountability of elected representatives to citizens and increase confidence in electoral processes. The project will also deliver technical assistance and training to the electoral commission to increase transparency and preparedness for electoral administration and will work with marginalised and disenfranchised groups to improve their ability to participate openly in electoral processes.
Securing sustainable livelihoods and socio-economic resilience for vulnerable young people in MyanmarY Care International
Main objective: Poverty reduction in Myanmar, promotion of inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all in Myanmar. Specific objectives: 1. Increased economic security and social empowerment for marginalized young women and men and community members. 2. Vulnerable young women and men have the skills to enhance their enterprise and employment opportunities. 3. Vulnerable young women and men have access to assets, markets and network s to develop their enterprise and employment opportunities.