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Increased enrollment and improved learning outcomes, including literacy and numeracy, for girls and the most marginalized 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), including 50% girls, will have benefited from UK support in Punjab by March 2021.
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.
Les groupes immédiatement ciblés par le projet sont les suivants : i) les opérateurs de services de communication ; ii) les fournisseurs de services Internet ; iii) les multinationales ; et iv) les 30 000 hommes et femmes exerçant actuellement dans différents domaines liés aux TIC tels que la vente, la mise en réseau, la conception de systèmes et le développement de logiciels et de contenus. Les autres bénéficiaires ciblés sont les jeunes, les femmes et les entrepreneurs qui sont à la recherche d'emplois et de meilleures compétences, ainsi que les entités gouvernementales qui tireront parti des solutions innovantes pour améliorer la prestation de services publics.
Les bénéficiaires directs de l'opération seront le ministère de l'Industrie, du Commerce et de l'Investissement, les ministères des Finances et de la Planification (continentale et Zanzibar) (unité budgétaire, unité budgétaire et division des partenariats public-privé), l'administration fiscale tanzanienne et les marchés publics. Autorité de régulation. Les bénéficiaires indirects sont les citoyens tanzaniens, qui bénéficieront de la mise en œuvre de réformes visant à renforcer la compétitivité et la participation du secteur privé à l'économie.
Les bénéficiaires directs de l’opération sont le Ministère de l’Industrie, du Commerce et des Investissements, les ministères des Finances et du Plan (Tanzanie continentale et Zanzibar) (Unité fiscale, Unité budgétaire et Cellule partenariat public-privé), l’Autorité tanzanienne des recettes et l’Autorité de régulation des passations des marchés publiques. Les bénéficiaires indirects sont les citoyens tanzaniens, qui tireront parti de la mise en œuvre des réformes pour renforcer la compétitivité et la participation du secteur privé à l’économie.
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 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.
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
The Good Governance Fund seeks to tackle corruption, improve the business environment, make governments more responsive to citizens, enhance media and civil society freedoms, and promote overall reform.
São Tomé-et-Príncipe - Programme d’appui à la réforme économique et au secteur de l’électricité – phase I (ERPSSP-I)African Development Bank
L’ERPSSP profitera à l’ensemble de la population de São Tomé-et-Príncipe. Parmi les bénéficiaires directs du programme figurent le Ministère de la Planification, des Finances et de l’Économie bleue (MPFEA), la Banque centrale de Sao Tomé-et-Principe (BCSTP), l’Agence Nationale de Promotion de l’Investissement (APCI) et la Compagnie d’eau et d’électricité (EMAE). Les bénéficiaires indirects sont les citoyens de São Tomé-et-Príncipe, lesquels tireront parti d’une meilleure GFP et d’une plus grande marge de manœuvre budgétaire pour les crédits budgétaires favorables aux pauvres qui seront affectés à la prestation de services sociaux, ainsi que de l’accroissement des possibilités économiques découlant de la stabilité macroéconomique et de l’amélioration du climat des affaires. Par ailleurs, le secteur privé de São Tomé-et-Príncipe profitera aussi de la stabilité macroéconomique, de l’amélioration du climat des affaires et du renforcement de la capacité de promotion des investissements. Enfin, aussi bien les citoyens de São Tomé-et-Príncipe que le secteur privé tireront parti d’une alimentation en électricité plus durable, fiable et efficace.
The objective of WWF Finland Partnership Programme is connected to WWF?s global goal to protect and restore the globally important biodiversity areas to ensure wellbeing of human and nature. The programme will bring added value to the Finnish development a genda on global relation of wellbeing of people to the environmental challenges biodiversity and conservation.A thriving environment is the foundation of the wellbeing of people. People consume more than what is sustainable which has led to climate change and deforestation and resulted in biodiversity loss - we have lost 58 per cent of the world?s vertebrate species populations in only 42 years. Biodiversity is important for both wildlife and people as we all depend on the ecosystem services rich biodivers ity provides.Through this programme WWF Finland will contribute to the conservation of global flagship species and their habitats while ensuring equitable livelihoods and wellbeing for people through secured ecosystem services. WWF Finland?s partnership pr ogramme focuses on the sustainable management and protection of forests and engaging people in conservation in Himalayas (Bhutan and Nepal) Greater Mekong area Indonesian Borneo and East Africa. These areas are world?s biodiversity hotspots which face sign ificant threats such as deforestation biodiversity loss and climate change impacts.In Finland WWF will increase public awareness and understanding of global environmental threats inequality and impacts of our consumption choices. We will provide solutions for reducing Finnish ecological footprint to reduce the negative environmental impacts of our lifestyles outside Finland. This will create a connection from our everyday life and consumption decisions to the global environmental context.WWF?s global slogan ?Together Possible? is a guiding principle of this programme. We can?t reach our goal alone which is why WWF globally and this programme engages communities citizens CSOs governments and private sector to implement sustainable natural resource management and good governance for creation of livelihoods and equal benefits for people.
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.
According to the original plan the project aims to enhance opportunities for quality education for four minority language groups. In the project high quality learning materials are produced for mother tongue education and teachers for Pokomo Orma Digo and Duruma grade 1 to 3 pilot schools are trained. Mother tongue education (MTE) provides a strong foundation for a child?s learning when instead of memorizing the focus in on learning. The development of cognitive skills through mother-tongue based learning e nsures the child's ability to move on to secondary education and strengthens his/her life skills.The learning materials were partially produced during the first phase but a curriculum reform by the Kenyan authorities (2017) now requires a revision of the m aterials. In this phase the project seeks to ensure the quality of mother tongue teaching materials and the standard of teachers in line with the requirements of the education authorities. Children (4000) in pilot schools (19) will learn using their mother tongue which enhances their chances of achieving national learning outcomes. This will contribute to their equality and their potential to becoming active citizens; finding employment seeking better livelihood and advancing democracy.In addition to comple ting the learning materials other important objectives of the second phase will be engaging stakeholders transitioning to locally-based ownership and ensuring the sustainability of the program. Engaging of stakeholders will be facilitated by the approval o f the learning materials by education authorities. Local ownership will be enhanced by awareness and advocacy activities. This is to ensure the sustainability of the developed MTE program beyond the end of funding. Promotional activities will include stake holder meetings conferences cultural days for children and International Mother Language Day activities.The project is based on learnings from its first phase and recommendations from two different external evaluations.Wycliffe Finland and BTL are organiza tions with strong expertise in MTE. The project will increase their capacity to work with the government education authorities.
This project is a continuation phase for the project ?Civic Skills via Media Education in Palestine? funded by the MFA in 2015?2016. It offered media education workshops for non-governmental workers professional journalists and municipality workers. The co ntinuation project extend media literacy education to citizens. Project aims to empower young adults in Palestine to actively constructively and peacefully participate in building the society and democracy. Media the Fourth Estate of any functioning democr acy ideally provides the citizens sufficient timely and accurate news information and versatile views for the citizens to make informed decisions in both the private and public spheres of their lives. As such properly functioning independent media builds d emocracy and sustainable society.Project is implemented by creating curriculum for media literacy education training Palestinian media students and professionals and teachers to act media literacy trainers organizing media literacy courses in different par ts of Palestine and creating open-access learning material in Arabic and English. The target groups are unprivileged Palestinian young adults people living at the refugee camps C-areas and Gaza. The project targets especially people living in these areas s ince they have less opportunities for education and are more easily influenced by extreme group lobbying. The project focuses in targeting women because they are a marginalized group in Palestine facing more unemployment and discrimination. Courses offers training in media literacy media ethics and media production skills and offering local young adults work opportunities and international contacts. As it strengthens the target groups? media literacy skills the project also prevents radicalization and viole nt extremism. The project personnel the trainers and course participants will produce journalistic content to be published in media channels in Finland Palestine or internationally as well as in social media. This will help to create a more balanced and fa ct-based views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for media audiences.
Since 2012, Women@Work has established itself as East Africa’s largest structured dialogue and advocacy platform on women’s labor rights. With ever-growing credibility, it works with business, governments and civil society actors to enforce change for women employees regarding decent wages, participation in decision making, leadership at management level and in trade unions, as well as safety and security in the workplace without sexual harassment. Results so far The program was instrumental in the adoption of a Model Sexual Harassment Policy in 2017 by 100 flower farms in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda, leading to significant salary increases, promotions and improved working conditions for women. In March 2017, Women@Work extended its activities to Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The program used Hivos’ expertise in HIV & Human Rights to set up the “Blooming Workplaces and Communities Project” in Uganda in 2017 to address discrimination faced by women living with HIV and AIDS, both in their workplace and at home. Another major result is the establishment of a Living Wage Lab in the Netherlands.