To improve access to financial services for the poor and marginalised groups and for micro and small enterprises in Pakistan
Project Hunter is aimed at developing rules based targeting capabilities that will allow ODA countries to form robust intelligence and targeting strategies. Project Chaucer (in West Africa only) looks to create highly-skilled multi-agency local teams capable of deterring the use of individuals and freight to smuggle drugs or other harmful commodities within developing countries by criminal gangs. Hunter/Chaucer projects and activities are based in three main geographical areas the Americas, Africa and EurAsia and have officers embedded in various locations around the world working with local law enforcement agencies and key stakeholders.
To strengthen the rule of law so that all of Pakistan can benefit from a fair, equal and transparent justice system that will help ensure a better governed, more prosperous and stable Pakistan
To support Nigeria’s effort of tackling corruption by reducing public tolerance and improving enforcement efforts as part of the HMG Nigeria Anti-Corruption Strategy. Nigerian authorities (including anti-corruption agencies) would be supported to achieve an effective sanction regime by legislation and public policies to combat corruption, and ensuring looters are effectively investigated, prosecuted and convicted. Civil society would build public support for anti-corruption and progressively change social norms that currently facilitate (or even encourage) corruption.
The UK will provide £15 million between 2016 and 2021 to strengthen transnational responses to illicit financial flows, corruption and crime through a Regional Facility for Strengthening Transnational Responses to Countering Illicit Financial Flows, Corruption and Organised Crime in Africa’ (Countering Illicit Flows - Facility for Africa – CIFFs Facility) The programme will deliver the UK’s Aid Strategy with its core objective of ‘strengthening global peace, security and governance’ and pledge to ‘invest more to tackle the causes of instability, insecurity and conflict, and to tackle crime and corruption.’ It will also contribute to the UK’s commitments under SDG 16.4, which commits the UK by 2030 to ‘significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime’.
The Modern Slavery Fund is the Home Office’s £33.5m official development assistance (ODA) fund to support the UK’s goal of reducing the prevalence of modern slavery in countries from which the UK sees a high number of victims. This activity started in 2016/17 and will end in 2020/21. The fund actively contributes to achieving the UN sustainable development goal target 8.7 which calls for “immediate and effective measures to eradicate modern slavery” by 2030. The fund forms part of a UK government commitment to spend £200m of ODA on tackling modern slavery. As part of the Home Office Modern Slavery Fund we are investing £3m in Vietnam, £5m in Nigeria and £2m in Albania. The Modern Slavery Fund also includes an £11m Innovation Fund, which builds the evidence base by supporting projects taking innovative approaches to tackling modern slavery.