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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.
UK Aid Connect is designed to create the form of civil society that DFID needs to meet its objectives and the form of civil society the future requires. By creating diverse coalitions to address complex, inter-dependent policy and practice challenges it answers a market gap widely recognised through the CSPR.
To support public-private partnerships that demonstrate how companies, communities, smallholders and governments can work collaboratively to reduce deforestation and benefit forest dependent communities
This programme aims to strengthen the resilience of poor households in Malawi to withstand current and projected weather and climate-related shocks and stresses. This will in turn halt the annual cycle of humanitarian crises that blights people’s lives, harms poverty reduction efforts and swallows up resources. The UK will invest up to £90.6 million over five years [2018-2023] to provide direct benefits to 1.7 million poor and vulnerable people in Malawi [approximately 300,000 households].
ISO 639-1 Supporting governance and market reforms that reduce the illegal use of forest resources and benefit poor people
To improve the enabling environment for sustainable, inclusive growth-enhancing infrastructure service delivery in DFID focus countries; and, Harness the benefits of cities for sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in DFID focus countries.
To improve the use of public resources to deliver services that benefit the poor and make the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo more accountable by making the national expenditure process more efficient, enhancing external and internal controls on the use of public funds, and supporting four (pre 2015) provinces in managing their funds more effectively. This will benefit Democratic Republic of Congo citizens as a whole, and in particular the provinces of Equateur, Kasai Oriental, Kinshasa and North Kivu.
In line with the UK government’s aid policy and new development partnership with India, the ‘Supporting Structural Reform in the Indian Power Sector’ programme will improve the efficiency, reliability and sustainability of electricity supply in India through technical expertise, not through traditional grant support. It will provide world class expertise to support the market reforms and scale up of renewable energy supply that the Indian power sector needs to support growth and create jobs. It will work at the Central level and in upto three States which may include DFID focus states such as Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
To strengthen long term reform by supporting short term results in the following areas: good governance and public financial management; promoting responsible investment; improving transparency and the rule of law; strengthening the work of parliament; and helping the process of ethnic reconciliation. Three components of this project will assist Burma’s application to join the EITI (Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative) by April 2014. This will help to ensure that the country’s own resources are used to benefit the people of Burma
To contribute to national debate on economic costs and benefits of unilateral and regional actions on mitigation and adaptation, to raise awareness about the urgency of climate change challenges and their potential socioeconomic impact on Indonesia, while informing other stakeholders e.g civil society, academia, media, nongovernment organizations, private sector, and aid agencies of the same, and to indirectly support government and private sector actions in Indonesia to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
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, India, 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 NDC Partnership (NDCP) is a coalition of countries and institutions working to mobilise support and achieve ambitious climate goals while enhancing sustainable development. The NDCP was initiated to help turn countries’ climate targets under the Paris Agreement, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), into specific strategies and measures while also aiming to achieve greater harmonisation among the various donor programmes supporting NDCs. Acknowledging the interlinkages between development and climate, the NDCP also seeks the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Cities4Forests programme provides a network, between cities in developing nations, to share lessons learned and baselines on forest restoration and protection programmes. This allows best practice to be identified and adopted across cities’ interventions and facilitates accelerated innovation. Defra’s investment in Cities4Forests will finance specific activities that will help decision makers and officials in cities, in a number of developing countries, access tools, resources and technical assistance that can support them in developing policies and interventions to protect and restore forests. The programme will also seek to deliver a ‘global mayoral declaration’ on the value of trees and forests and their role in combatting climate change. The programme will focus on: strengthening institutional capacity and capability through technical assistance to improve developing country’s city government support for and investment in trees, forests, and green infrastructure; supporting developing country’s city governments to increase investment (political, economic, and social) and implement new and/or improved programs to support the management and conservation of inner and nearby forests; supporting and encouraging developing country mayors to increase political action and support for trees and forests as a solution for combatting climate change, supporting better water management, and improving human health and well-being.
Conciliation Resources, International Alert and Saferworld propose a three-year programme in which the three organisations will leverage their combined 75 years’ experience building peace across the world to provide evidence-based policy and programming recommendations to DFID and other peace, security and development actors. Through practice-based research the programme will analyse and draw lessons from interventions to address conflict drivers implemented by consortium partners and other external actors, in order to generate new understanding, practical lessons and actionable policies. It will build upon the consortium partners’ strong track record of research and programming in conflict-affected states, and their wide policy and practitioner networks. The programme will focus on issues prioritised in the UK’s SDSR and Building Stability frameworks, including economic development, peace processes, effective and inclusive institutions, and gender drivers of conflict. The purpose is to inform and enhance the effectiveness of DFID/HMG’s work to prevent conflict and build lasting peace. Programme outputs will focus on learning and adaptation of programmes, as well as providing practical lessons and actionable recommendations, targeted at relevant policy processes both nationally and internationally.