To improve the lives of the Afghan people by providing financial support to improve the Government of Afghanistan’s capability to implement development projects and reforms. This will benefit people in all provinces of Afghanistan by improving access to basic services, infrastructure, governance and community representation. This contributes to MDGs 1-5 through a range of interventions, and will remain the main mechanism for coordinated donor support to Afghanistan for many years to come.
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.
Accelerating progress towards achieving the Education and Gender MDGs
The Facility will help people who have fled the conflict in Syria and now live in Turkey. Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees in the world, including 2.7 million Syrians. Support will include food, education, health care and job opportunities. Helping refugees and host communities in the region makes an important contribution to addressing the European refugee crisis. Work is now under way to understand the implications of leaving the EU for the UK’s development work. The EU continues to be a significant aid donor and is an important partner in some DFID programmes. All decisions on programme funding are in line with the UK Aid Strategy.
To improve primary and secondary education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by providing up to £283.2million in technical assistance, financial aid and infrastructure which aims to benefit all primary and lower secondary children in the province by 2020.This programme targets primary enrolment specifically girl child enrolment and female literacy which contributes towards Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 5. The programme is directly supporting 257,808 children to gain quality education.
To improve macro-economic stability and growth in Pakistan by providing the Government with financial aid and technical assistance in support of the International Monetary Fund Extended Financing Facility. This will benefit the people of Pakistan by establishing the conditions for faster and more equitable growth. This contributes towards our MDGs by enabling the Government of Pakistan to finance essential public expenditure and protect the poor from the adverse impact of structural reforms.
Building on the successful completion of phase I to improve learning conditions and education institutional capacity by providing teaching and learning materials, teacher training and school grants designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools. DFID support will help enhance learning outcomes for over 21.6 million children (of which 10.54 million will be girls). This contributes towards MDG 2 by ensuring every child attends primary school and increasing the number of children who stay in school by 2017.
UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
Improved social and economic opportunity for girls
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.