UK contribution to the 18th Replenishment of the World Bank International Development Association (IDA 18)
To reduce poverty by enabling the World Bank to provide grants and low-interest loans that enhance economic opportunities and tackle poverty in poor countries.
UK contributions to compensate IDA the costs of foregone debt service payments under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI)
The $8 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) accelerates climate action by empowering transformations in clean technology, energy access, climate resilience, and sustainable forests in developing and middle income countries. The CIF’s large-scale, low-cost, long-term financing lowers the risk and cost of climate financing. It tests new business models, builds track records in unproven markets, and boosts investor confidence to unlock additional sources of finance.
GAP has the ambitious target to finance approximately 270MW of new renewable energy generation capacity in four years, saving 3.9m tonnes of carbon emissions and improving the supply of clean energy to millions of people in Africa.;
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.
Improved Micro Small and Medium Enterprise access to appropriate financial services translating into higher economic benefits for state, and poor and marginalised groups, in Pakistan
To provide a government led effective health system that will deliver improved access to quality health services across eight states in South Sudan with a specific focus on reducing maternal and child mortality. The Health Pooled Fund (HPF3) will reduce maternal and under-five mortality rates in South Sudan, through (i) the delivery of a basic package of health and nutrition services; (ii) promoting community engagement in health as a public good and (iii) supporting local health systems stabilisation.
The programme will provide emergency life-saving assistance to the large influxes of refugees arriving in Uganda, build resilience among refugees and their host communities to reduce Uganda’s humanitarian burden, and deliver on UK Humanitarian Reform priorities. It will support the UK in its leadership role to develop new approaches to protracted crises and in delivering on the New York Declaration’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, with regional and global impact.
InfraCo Asia’s objective is to stimulate greater private sector involvement in the development of infrastructure and related projects by reducing the costs and risks of project development; and InfraCo Asia's mission is to identify, create and structure financeable private sector and public private partnership investment opportunities and offer them, at or prior to financial close, to the private sector for implementation.;
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.
The FCPF-C is a World Bank administered fund that is helping to build long-term reforms in forested countries that ultimately align incentives clearly towards sustainable forest management.
To save lives, reduce poverty and suffering of 400,000 crisis affected people in Burma and Burmese refugees in Thailand through providing humanitarian assistance, enhancing resilience and building local and international organisations’ capacity to respond to future humanitarian need in Burma
To improve learning outcomes of students at the primary and lower secondary levels, to be demonstrated through improvements in end of Primary and secondary school pass rates and improved learning of primary 2nd grade (age 8/9) students in Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.
To support the Government of Lebanon’s Reaching All Children with Education in Lebanon II through financing the delivery of formal education for Lebanese and refugee children aged 3-18 in Lebanon. To support the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education to strengthen their national education system and improve the quality and equity of education, including strategic technical assistance for governance, planning, financing and data performance monitoring.
To support the improvement of the quality of education in primary schools in Tanzania and to increase the number of children, particularly girls, able to transfer to secondary education by improved teaching of early grade reading and numeracy.
Foster Economic activities by strategically targeting key constraints in order to empower the private sector to be an engine of growth, job creation and poverty alleviation in DRC thus improving the lives of poor people in DRC by 2023.To foster economic opportunities for poor people in the Democratic Republic of Congo by providing them with access to financial services, well functioning markets, and an enabling business environment.
This programme provides life-saving humanitarian aid including food, medical care and protection services to vulnerable migrants along key migration routes towards Europe. It will raise awareness of the dangers of crossing the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea and will assist those who decide to return home to do so safely. It will offer sustainable reintegration support to help returnees rebuild their lives and deter risky remigration. Through the provision of data analysis and training it will support governments to improve the management of migration and make it safer, for example by building their capacity to identify and protect asylum seekers and refugees, and tackle people trafficking.
To provide match funding to a new nutrition funding facility called ‘The Power of Nutrition’ which will stimulate new funding streams for scale up of high impact nutrition interventions to reduce undernutrition in DFID priority countries, to be delivered through national nutrition programmes, through support from the World Bank and UNICEF. Each pound of money committed by new funders will unlock a pound of UK support, up to the maximum agreed funding level of the programme.
To support access to finance for small and medium sized businesses, especially those owned and run by women, and to support productivity and growth in the horticulture, leather and textiles sectors in order to raise incomes and create jobs.