To improve access, retention and the quality of education for all children 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) will have benefited from UK support in Punjab by March 2019.
This programme in the Ross Fund Portfolio (which focusses on neglected tropical diseases, diseases of emerging resistance and diseases of epidemic potential) will support the development of new products (such as drugs, diagnostics and insecticides) for targeted diseases, including diseases of emerging resistance (that are becoming an increasing threat globally); neglected tropical diseases (that affect over a billion people worldwide); and diseases of epidemic potential (that can rapidly spread if not stopped).
AERAS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME 2013 TO 2018: NEW VACCINES FOR TUBERCULOSIS
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.
The UK will generate new evidence on ‘what works’ to transform the lives of poor adolescent girls to enable them to move out of poverty. Results will directly inform DFID and other international and national actors to develop or revise policies and programmes to effectively reach adolescent girls. It will enable girls to have increased voice, choice, and control over their lives in at least 4 DFID priority countries and lead to reduction in early and forced marriage, reduction in violence, and improved economic wellbeing. Evidence will lead to an increase in donor and national investments for girls.
Populations of the low and middle income countries where outbreaks of the UK Vaccine Network 12 priority pathogens occur.
To support Sustainable reduction in water insecurity in developing countries by producing robust and accessible evidence for governments, municipalities and other investment\policy decision makers and therefore long term, improved wellbeing for poor people dependent on water for livelihoods, health, environmental services in Africa and South Asia. This contributes towards our MDGs by providing efficient and sustainably managed water systems which will support increased water security for between 2.5 - 5 million people, while helping sustain and preserve water resources by 2021.
Improved policy debate and understanding of the causes and consequences of childhood povety and inequality in the study countries and globally deriving from Young Lives evidence base.
Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) is a joint research initiative of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Department For International Development (DFID). It offers a competitive research grants scheme for projects related to the behaviour of firms in Low-Income Countries (LICs) that aim to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in these countries. It will pursue a research agenda focusing on private-sector development. Existing research suggests that the private sector in these countries faces a multitude of constraints. These constraints interact with one another. For example, the strategic interaction of firms with market power will be affected by the regulatory regime governing both new entrants and incumbent firms. What is needed is research which allows us to understand how these constraints interact. PEDL will pursue a range of approaches that promise to produce credible research results that will be useful for policy-making, supporting research related to private enterprises of all sizes, initially focused on four themes: modelling market frictions in LICs using newly available data, understanding how constraints interact using micro-founded macro models, the dynamics of SMEs - informality and entrepreneurship and the role of export-oriented industries in driving growth. PEDL offers a mixture of substantial research grants and smaller “Exploratory” grants. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, with applications solicited from researchers throughout the world.
Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition Plus (MQSUN+) is a nearly four-year project funded by the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID). MQSUN+ is a mechanism for providing technical assistance (TA) to governments in the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement and to the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Secretariat (SMS). The project aims to catalyse multisectoral country efforts to scale up nutrition impact. It also aims to provide TA to DFID to maximise the quality and effectiveness of its nutrition-related programmes, support generating evidence and learning lessons, and develop nutrition capacity. MQSUN+ comprises two components: A. Component 1 involves the provision of TA to SUN countries and to SMS to strengthen the capacity of over 50 SUN countries to continuously improve their policy and budget cycle management and to deliver policies and programmes that reduce undernutrition. B. Component 2 entails the provision of TA to DFID to maximise the quality and effectiveness of nutrition-related programmes to facilitate the achievement of global targets to reduce malnutrition.
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.
To increase use of family planning methods to reduce maternal deaths, improve birth spacing practices and prevent unsafe abortion in Bihar and Odisha.
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 increase capacity of South Sudan Police Service improving coverage, accessibility and effectiveness of security arrangements for citizens.To increase capacity of South Sudan Police Service improving coverage, accessibility and effectiveness of security arrangements for citizens.To increase capacity of South Sudan Police Service improving coverage, accessibility and effectiveness of security arrangements for citizens.
To generate evidence to inform the content, choice and targeting of interventions on political settlements by donors, diplomats, and defence actors, especially in fragile and conflict-affected states. This is an area with major evidence gaps. This new research will lead to more effective interventions that address conflict risks and promote pro-poor institutions. This research programme, which will be explicitly comparative, will cover six to eight DFID Priority Countries. It will generate robust evidence with a strong operational focus, as reflected in the proposed research questions. The programme is expected to use a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods, with a substantial field work component across a range of country cases.
Projects funded through Fleming Fund will benefit people in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of drug resistant infection is greater.
To increase the use of high quality evidence to inform policy and programmes in DFID through the production of research and policy mapping analyses, evidence synthesis papers, systematic reviews and the funding of country specific research projects.
This Fund has been set up to provide operationally relevant research support to country offices in South Asia. Studies will be commissioned on the basis of demand from DFID country offices in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal and Pakistan and the context-specific evidence generated will inform the design of new programmes and improve implementation of ongoing programmes in these country offices. It is expected that the evidence generated by the programme will also be useful for other donors and the wider development community. Gender will be a key focus in the programme.
The purpose of the evidence products will be to ensure that the future research portfolio on education contributes to the evidence base; addressing critical gaps in service provision, in a systematic and cost-effective manner.