To provide competitive funding to UK and overseas-based small and medium-sized civil society organisations , to support them in contributing to the decline of poverty in a range of the poorest countries, working towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
To support the achievement of the Global Goals through funding UK-based civil society organisations to deliver projects that assist in ending extreme poverty and building a better world by 2030. The programme will also provide opportunities for the UK public to engage in international development issues and have a say in how a portion of the aid budget is spent.
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.
To improve governance of shared water resources in Southern Africa, by sustainably improving local water-management capability and supporting development of key water infrastructure. This will indirectly benefit populations in the 13 shared river basins of the SADC region, in which 95 million people reside, through more equitable sharing of water resources, reduced vulnerability to flooding, improved access to drinking water, as well as reducing risk of conflict and better food security. These outcomes will contribute to MDG 1 (“Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger”) and MDG7 (“Ensure Environmental Sustainability”).
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.
To strengthen democratic institutions and governance in Tanzania by working with Parliament, political parties, civil society and the media to improve capacity and strengthen accountability mechanisms, promote institutions and political processes that are more inclusive and foster economic growth that provides more benefits for poor people.
To apply human-centred design to persistent development challenges in order to source early-stage ideas, especially from small community-based organisations or social enterprises. This will contribute towards the Global Goals by facilitating open collaboration amongst innovators and by benefitting user groups in low-and middle-income countries to meet their most pressing daily needs (e.g. basic services, personal security, health, employment). The programme will address 8 different development challenges over 6 years.
DFID country offices have a mature portfolio of business environment reform programmes that are delivering strong results – making it easier for firms to set up, grow and create jobs. But this portfolio is expected to expand as part of DFID’s scale-up of its Economic Development work – around half of DFID country offices cited the business environment as a barrier in their Inclusive Growth Diagnostics. BERF has been set up to help Country Offices to make this shift and to provide easy access to expert advice to help with programme design, start-up, monitoring and, if necessary, course correction. It will also help DFID learn and disseminate the lessons from its programmes more systematically, carry out policy research to help our understanding of how reforms really work, and develop innovative approaches for involving stakeholders in reform programmes. BERF has a budget of £7.8m and will run until January 2019. BERF offers a menu of services for Country Offices to choose from based on their needs, as set out under the 5 Activities below. These Activities were designed based on feedback from Country Offices on what would be useful and are intended to be as broad as possible. – BERF is funded by DFID’s Investment Climate Team and is being managed by Tim Green, Sim Paton, Carl Aaron and Gillian Mitchell. KPMG is lead contractor of the implementing Consortium consisting of DAI, Itad, Social Development Direct, Law and Development Partnership, Triple Line, McKinsey, The Policy Practice, Restless Development and a range of academic institutions and independent consultants.
Sustainable Agro-Enterprise Development Programme is a three year (2012/13-2014/15) GB £ 1.41m intervention targeting 1600 (85% female) small holder subsistence farmers in post conflict eastern and northern Uganda to increase household income to more than US$1 a day and farm production by 3 fold. Farmers will be organised in producer associations and trained in market-oriented sustainable integrated farming, value chain development and climate change adaptation. ;
Women and infants who receive higher-quality obstetric and neonatal care at PCMH, as a result of changes implemented by Quality Improvement Groups (this also includes women participating in women’s groups and those accessing antenatal care, the majority of whom will deliver at PCMH): 5,000 deliveries per year * 3 years = 15,000 mothers + 15,000 babies = 30,000 beneficiaries (75% female). This is a conservative estimate, as we expect patient numbers to increase over the life of the grant. Total: 30,000 (75% female)
Engaging communities in 12 kebeles of Tulla sub city, Hawasa municipality, in a range of strategies to reduce the prevalence of FGM/C and HTPs among girls and women
Incoming payments from DFID
Incoming payments from DFID