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A global programme supporting governance and market reforms aimed at reducing the illegal use of forest resources, benefitting poor forest-dependent people and promoting sustainable growth in developing countries.
Projects funded through Fleming Fund will benefit people in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of drug resistant infection is greater.
To promote peace and stability in eastern DRC and support the implementation of the regional Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF)To promote peace and stability in eastern DRC and support the implementation of the regional Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF). It will support national, multilateral and bilateral efforts over the next three to five years to end the cycles of conflict and build lasting peace at local, provincial, national and regional levels in the DRC.
The Stability Fund’s goal is to work towards a peaceful, secure, stable Somalia. To achieve this, the Stability Fund aims to address the security, development and political drivers of conflict in a local area to achieve the following outcomes: i) Legitimate, viable governance structures able to make and enforce rules locally. ii) Existing and emerging conflicts brought to conclusion and risks of future conflicts mitigated.
The project purpose of the Land Investment for Transformation Programme (Ethiopia) is to increase land tenure security through second level land certification (SLLC) and improved rural land administration systems, maximising benefits to small holder farmers through to a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) component, in the four states of Oromia, Amhara, Tigray and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR). At the national level the project will work with the Government to ensure the transparency of land allocation, commercial land investment procedures and other policies and procedures are consistent with international good practice and human rights commitments. The LIFT Programme consists of three main pillars that includes: 1. Second Level Land Certification 2. M4P Interventions 3. Cross Cutting Policy Issues
To strengthen the effectiveness of growth enhancing public investment in Ethiopia in order to promote outward orientated, manufacturing-led inclusive growth. The project will finance the provision of technical assistance to Government of Ethiopia ministries and agencies linked to energy, trade logistics and urban development. The beneficiaries of the project will be the Ethiopian population through increased jobs and access to investment related services.
DFID will pursue actions globally to improve land rights protection to: help ensure women and men enjoy legally recognised, secure property and tenure rights. To Improve information and knowledgeto facilitate the provision of clear, transparent land related information and knowledge, enabling rights to be identified, understood and protected. To improve private sector investment through the development and rollout of a standardized investment risk assessment methodology and implementation of best practice in land governance.
This programme will help to deliver the strategic goals of DFID’s Digital Strategy, which aims to harness digital technology to deliver on the SDGs. The programme budget is £18.5 million between 2019-20 to 2023-24. Delivery will primarily be through the Digital Impact Alliance, housed within the UN Foundation. There is a separate pillar to finance complementary policy research and advice activities with other partners, including Digital Pathways at Oxford, as well as a learning and evaluation pillar. The programme will identify, trial and institutionalise good practice and common standards for digital development work. It will deliver sustainable and reusable digital products which create new or improved services; replicable business and partnership models to increase the use of digital products and data; data-driven policy-making tools and products to inform and advance transformation; and training offerings and skills-building tools to improve investments in digital technologies.
To contribute to the global goal of healthy lives and well-being for all and manifesto commitment on family planning. It will develop 5500 competent and licensed midwives in the public and private sectors and establish midwives as a professional cadre in Bangladesh. It will build capacity of BRAC University and the public institutions to provide standard diploma midwifery education and integrate midwifery in the health system through supporting UNFPA. It will develop midwifery society in the country with support of the RCM.
The project objective is to strengthen the resilience of Palestinian refugees through the creation of temporary income opportunities and the introduction to the labour market (primary objective) as well as the maintenance of access to basic social services and WASH infrastructure (secondary objective). The project thus contributes to stabilising the livelihoods of the workers and their families and enables them to meet their basic needs. In the medium term, the project will also contribute to adapting the beneficiaries to the crisis context in the Gaza Strip by investing in infrastructure and providing accompanying training measures. Œ ŒThe project has a duration of 24 months, starting in the fourth quarter of 2019. An FC contribution of EUR 14 million under the heading of transitional aid will be made available for the project. The project also includes a stock audit of EUR 16 million. Œ ŒThe target group of the project are Palestinian refugees of working age (18-65 years) (direct target group). Particularly poor refugees are to be taken into account through appropriate selection criteria. A total of 6,540 persons are to be given temporary employment. At least 1,830 of the beneficiaries are women. Special consideration will be given to university graduates who complete in-service training measures as part of the project with the aim of introducing them to the labour market. In addition to the direct target group of employees, the project also benefits their family members (a total of approx. 39,000 persons) as well as the users of the rehabilitated infrastructure. In total, the expected number of direct and indirect beneficiaries is about 82,000 refugees. Double counting cannot be completely ruled out.
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 engage with China on developmental issues on international poverty reduction in order to develop a shared agenda on innovative activities that expose aid practitioners to new and effective approaches to international development, including addressing demand from other developing countries for lessons from China's development experience.
Development Economics Research – Phase 3 of Funding for United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)UK Department for International Development
To increase the use of high-quality research by policy-makers and practitioners on economic and social policy issues affecting developing countries. By 2018 there will be at least seven cases of changes in policy and practice in developing countries, informed by the projects’ research outputs, every year.
Delivering ambition of the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Summit 2019 to build resilience to climate changeUK Department for International Development
The over-arching ambition is to raise global awareness, action and investment into climate resilience and adaptation,
To make DFIDs Research agenda more responsive through the production of short term policy research that will address the needs of policy makers by providing them with primary evidence that can subsequently be used for policy analysis in such areas as Health, Education, Conflict, Cash Transfers, Aid Transparency, Tax Policy, Social Protection, Energy, Payment by Results, Economics and Innovation. Short term policy driver research studies will be commissioned in the following sectors and regions. A series of case studies will be developed for Higher Education covering Burma, Ghana, Pakistan and Sierra Leone. The information available on Electricity Access and Electricity Insecurity will be reviewed for India. A study will be undertaken on assessing the Cuban Model of Medical Education in sub-Saharan Africa. A review will be undertaken looking at Social Protection and Tax in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and Activity based Learning will be reviewed in Tamil Nadu, India.
To produce research analysis and best practice guidance that will help to inform global policy on how development programming and policy can have the greatest impact on stability and security overseas.
UK global leadership to synthesise evidence on the Best Buys and convene global decision makers to ensure evidence based policy making in education. This will support urgent reforms required in teaching at the right level, curricula and teacher reform to support learning across DFID countries. This programme responds to the manifesto commitment on girls' education.
The Strategic Research Fund (SRF) will help underpin DFID and HMG’s strategy and investments in Ethiopia through targeted, short-term analysis and research. Specific pieces of work under the Fund may include research, policy advice, and capacity building such as short term surge support to government offices or other institutions, and training seminars. The programme will support stronger partnerships with Government of Ethiopia, Ethiopian research institutions, and civil society, providing a foundation to influence policy and maximise the impact and value for money of HMG’s work.
Funding under this Investment covers Australia's regional funding assistance to improve health outcomes in the Pacific. The investment is an umbrella initiative and consolidates all Pacific regional health initiatives under one investment. Support will be provided through key multilateral and regional partners including Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Fiji School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing &#38; Health Sciences, Fiji National University (FSMed/ CMNHS/FNU), International Planned Parenthood Federation Pacific Sub-regional office (IPPF SROP) and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). Programs supported under this investment include: specialised clinical services, research, service delivery, avoidable blindness program and basic healthcare. The total value of this multi-country investment is approximately $38.6 million over 3 years, starting 2014-
Gender & Energy Research Programme Globally, over 1.1 billion people do not have access to reliable and affordable electricity services, and over 2.7 billion people do not have access to clean cooking facilities (see World Energy Outlook 2016). In poor rural and semi-urban areas in developing countries, female-headed households are less likely to have access to energy services than male-headed ones. Further, when energy services are available, the same services have different outcomes for men and for women. Despite this, energy policies and projects rarely address gender issues explicitly. At the international level, there is a growing recognition that the goal of energy for all will not be achieved unless women’s energy needs are better understood and addressed in both policy and action. Being able to address women’s needs and tapping into their potential in energy interventions will contribute to achieve SEforALL’s goal and the Social Development Goal (SDG) of achieving universal access to energy by 2030. ENERGIA believes that evidence can have a strong influence on policymaking. Our Gender and Energy Research Programme will provide the evidence base for improving the effectiveness of energy investment by understanding and addressing women’s needs for modern energy services through empirical research. The programme is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and covers five areas: Electrification through grid and decentralised systems Productive uses of energy The political economy of energy sector dynamics Energy sector reforms and regulation The role of the private sector in scaling up energy access Unlocking the economic benefits of rural energy Key socio-economic trends influence gendered uptake and outcomes of energy access services