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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.
The design of a systemic, context-specific PSD programme which strategically targets 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.
To improve the pace of infrastructure development and enhance regional trade competitiveness, by delivering improvement to the managerial capacity and physical layout for cargo handling at the Port of Mombasa, and improved regulatory framework for trade. This will contribute to increased exports and regional trade in East Africa benefitting the regional population.
This programme seeks to improve investment regulation, policy and implementation, to address the constraints to financial sector development, to boost quality public and private investment in priority infrastructure, to assist Burma to realise its trade potential, and to facilitate greater inclusion of women and other excluded groups in Burma’s economic development. This will be achieved through the following delivery mechanisms: • a programme with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to improve Burma’s investment climate and promote competitiveness • a programme to establish the Burma Enterprise Opportunity Facility, a new facility implemented by a managing agent (to be selected through open competition) to deliver activities in partnership with government, business, civil society and other development partners that support economic reform, and to finance innovative new projects
To reduce poverty in Kenya by enabling poor people to benefit from better functioning markets, and by building greater awareness among influential decision makers of how markets can work better for the poor. This will increase household incomes of 148,000 small scale farmers and entrepreneurs - of whom 33% are women - by an average of over 20% by 2018. 36,000 jobs for women and 73,000 for men and male youth will also be created.
To increase trade, growth and poverty reduction through greater regional integration and trade competitiveness.
Greater regional integration and trade competitiveness in Uganda . It is expected that the programme will reduce transport times along the northern corridor by 15% and increase Uganda’s exports by 10%.
To increase employment and improve productivity in selected rural and agricultural market systems in northern NigeriaTo increase the incomes of over 500,000 poor people in the north of Nigeria through facilitating change in key market sectors. This will benefit over 250,000 women and over 250,000 men by enabling their net incomes to increase by between 15 and 50% by December 2017
DFID will provide £26.8m from July 2014 to March 2019 to help multinational and local businesses manage the social and environmental implications of their actions, and be accountable for the consequences for poor workers and communities who may be affected by them. This programme will engage with partners across a range of responsible business approaches, such as voluntary standards, company reporting, and human rights and gender impact assessments, in order to improve enterprises’ social and environmental risk management, and their accountability, transparency and openness to participation. In particular, the programme will work with the private sector to implement a mix of influencing and international coordination initiatives which tackle the root causes of modern slavery and child labour and support its victims.
Improved intra-regional trade and investment through increased regional electricity connectivity, reduction in border transit time, streamlined cross border regulations, and broader policy and institutional development’