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To improve utilisation of quality, effective essential health services especially by the poor, and deliver the following outputs through an Essential Health Package: 4.3 million children underfive treated for pneumonia; 63,000 patients treated for TB; 2.3 million deliveries by skilled health workers; 363,000 additional family planning users; 416,000 adults on HIV treatment in 2015; 2.4 million children fully immunised; 25 million children treated for malaria and 10 million bednets distributed.
To improve the food and nutrition security of 350,000 small holder farmers in 11 rural districts of Zimbabwe by raising farm productivity through training of farmers and introducing improved agricultural practices, linking the farmer groups to input and output markets, facilitating access to rural finance and promoting production and consumption of nutritious foods including bio-fortified and fortification of maize.
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 support the Government of Uganda to tackle the high malaria disease burden through various interventions. This is expected to improve maternal and child mortality indicators in line with global goals for sustainable development.
Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme: greater use of evidence and innovation in humanitarian responsesUK Department for International Development
This is business case 2/3 which implements the DFID Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Strategy. This programme will develop and test innovative approaches to humanitarian practice; provide evidence of the cost effectiveness of investments in disaster risk reduction; provide new evidence on the scaling up of cash-based approaches; support better evidence on insurance as a risk management tool; and create new evidence on the best intervention to improve health and nutrition in emergencies.This is one of three business cases which implements the DFID Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Strategy. Between 2000-2009, more than 2.2 billion people were affected by 4,484 natural disasters. Vulnerability to hazards is increasing as a result of demographic, political and environmental changes. Demand for humanitarian assistance is likely to rise while economic constraints are also increasing. In this context it is important to ensure that the most effective and cost efficient approch
UKAID-USAID ACCELERE! Improving access, quality and governance of primary education in the Democratic Republic of Congo.UK Department for International Development
Jointly funded and managed by UKAID and USAID, ACCELERE! is the name of our joint flagship education programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). By working together, we can support more children to access high quality education and have a shared policy voice with more influence. ACCELERE! supports the Government of DRC better to deliver universal primary education through increased access to education, and by improving learning outcomes for girls and boys. The project aims to reduce barriers to primary education by providing access to alternative/accelerated learning programmes. It will also improve the quality of primary education through teacher training and the provision of new learning/teaching materials. To build sustainable sector improvements for the long term, ACCELERE! supports better governance of the education sector at all levels. ACCELERE! targets eight provinces across DRC including those which are affected by conflict and displacement.
To strengthen the democratic character of Nigerian political processes and outcomes by providing support to key electoral bodies with technical assistance. This will benefit numerous Nigerians and change their perception about the non-counting of votes during elections.This will contribute to broader good governance by encouraging Nigerians to turn out massively to vote during elections and this will result in the election of credible leaders.
To support increased accountability in Uganda and addresses corruption by supporting central government accountability institutions to improve coordination across the anti-corruption and accountability sector in identifying, investigating and prosecuting the corrupt, ensuring they are administratively and criminally sanctioned and their assets confiscated and to also increase citizen participation in local governance and accountability of 35 local governments for effective service delivery.
The Zambia Health Systems Strengthening programme aims improve the health of women and girls in Zambia across the continuum of care from birth, childhood and motherhood. This together with our other parallel interventions to strengthen the health system, will by 2021 result in a reduction in child and maternal deaths by 25% and 15% respectively and contribute towards attainment of the sustainable development goal for health. The nutrition status of 500,000 children, women and young girls will be improved and 270,000 girls and women gain access to family planning.
The Karamoja Nutrition Programme will deliver services to treat acute malnutrition; strengthen health service planning and delivery; improve access to supplements that prevent micronutrient deficiencies for mothers and children; and test and scale initiatives to prevent malnutrition in Karamoja – including through crop bio-fortification.
The programme will support progress towards fairer and more stable power structures for Somalia; including the sharing of power and resources; enshrined in a process of constitutional review and will support to increase civic engagement, which in turn will inform a more open electoral system for the 2020/21 elections.
The overall description: Support to the Budget Strengthening Initiative, promoting more effective, transparent and accountable budget policies, processes and systems in the poorest and most fragile states
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.
This programme aims to improve the quality of education service delivery in Malawi so more girls and boys successfully progress through and complete primary school with measureable improvements in learning outcomes. This will contribute towards the UK’s efforts to support human capital development so more Malawians have the foundations and skills to fulfil their potential and contribute towards national development.
This project falls under the NCOS3. It is linked to the OI preparedness and response plan and coherent with the HECA vision 2010. Contributing to reduce the impact of humanitarian disasters on up to 200 000 affected people in DRC, this project will increase the effectiveness and timeliness of Oxfam's responses to humanitarian emergencies in DRC by establishment of an effectively managed and appropriate contingency stock, and setting up an Oxfam Emergency Response Team. Activities associate also the salary costs of the Humanitarian Programme advisor/manager post.
GGF II: The Good Governance Fund - Collaboration with International Financial Institutions and other Partners (II)UK Department for International Development
Through International Financial Institutions and other multilateral organisations, the Good Governance Fund will support a series of governance and economic reform initiatives, aimed at building stability, reducing poverty and increasing prosperity in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The support will focus on areas such as: anti-corruption; improving the business environment; judicial reform; key sector reforms (e.g. banking and energy); strengthening the rule of law; and supporting an independent media. This project was approved before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Work is now under way to understand the implications of leaving the EU for the UK’s development work.
To improve accountability responsiveness in the delivery of public goods (including business environment) and services at local and national levels. This will be achieved through changes in the way government does business such as improvements in oversight in use of public finances, improvements in how budgets are allocated to reflect needs and more politicians seeking to legitimise themselves based on the delivery of public goods - both at election time and between elections.
Supporting increased access to quality infrastructure to aid better learning and support improvements in early reading.
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.
Strategic Response 1: Increase access to quality HIV and health programmes Strategic Response 2: Support community-based organisations to be connected and effective elements of health systems Strategic Response 3: Advocate for HIV, health, gender, and human rights Strategic Response 4: A stronger partnership that is evidence-based and accountable to communities