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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.
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 enhance the numbers of well qualified post-graduates, academics and professionals working in development relevant fields in Commonwealth developing countries, with an appropriate gender balance
To build on the achievements of Development Partnerships for Higher Education (DelPHE) phase 1 to design a dynamic and innovative higher education partnerships programme that: meets the needs of DFID priority countries and helps to progress development outcomes, strengthens the capacity of Higher Education Institutions in DFID priority countries to act as catalysts for poverty reduction and sustainable development, enables capacity strengthened higher education institutions in DFID priority countries significantly influencing MDG-related policy and practice.
To improve student learning in six states in Northern Nigeria over 6 years. This will be achieved through creating a cohort of 66,000 more effective teachers of Mathematics, Science and Technology and English. For every year that these 66,000 teachers continue in service, they will improve the learning outcomes of up to 2,000,000 students in primary and junior secondary schools. In the Colleges of Education, a total of 816 lecturers, working in Primary Education and Junior Secondary School Departments, will be trained. In turn, 4,000 student teachers will benefit from improved training through pre-service methods in Colleges of Education.
To enhance the numbers of well qualified post graduates, academics and professionals working in development related fields in Commonwealth developing countries, with an appropriate Gender balance
To enhance the mathematical science capacity of Africa’s workforce to develop innovative solutions for economic growth and development challenges.
This pilot programme is designed to increase the research capacity of Universities and research institutes in sub-Saharan Africa, develop well trained staff able to help shape the future of the research and academic communities in their country and to help identify the skills gap in African Higher Education Institutions in order to produce policy recommendations to address this shortage in the longer term
To build stronger, higher quality and durable research and knowledge systems in the global South by strengthening organisational capacity, networks and national/regional bodies that influence the research communication cycle. Key activities are provision of cost-effective national and regional Journal Online networks, supporting researchers in preparing research for publication, providing librarian skills training and encouraging collaborative licensing and purchasing of digital library resources using locally-sourced funds.