To support the achievement of the Global Goals through funding UK-based civil society organisations to deliver projects that assist in ending extreme poverty and building a better world by 2030. The programme will also provide opportunities for the UK public to engage in international development issues and have a say in how a portion of the aid budget is spent.
To honour the UK share of EIB guarantee contract on loans defaulted by ACP countries, this is to pay for EIB loans defaulted by ACP countries.
To transform the demand for, use and practice of impact evaluation amongst the development community, particularly in areas that are currently under-evaluated. The programme will work simultaneously across multiple sectors and multiple geographies on 125 impact evaluations. This coordinated, large scale approach will provide evaluation evidence, training and technical support across government and donor portfolios (up to 16 technical workshops with 36 teams participating in each workshop; 1080 people trained and at least 75 dissemination events held) and will drive forward the use of evaluation evidence in policy making as a whole.
To increase British young people’s knowledge of key international development issues whilst building the skills (e.g. entrepreneurial and communication skills) and attitudes (e.g. mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs) that help them to live and work in a globalised economy; To improve the understanding amongst young people in the UK and abroad of the importance of UK aid to developing countries in contributing to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction; and To build solid partnerships between schools in the UK and those in developing countries, in order to impact positively on both education systems and increase mutual respect and awareness.
The project will establish a Centre of Excellence for Impact Evaluation. The Centre will provide a range of services to strengthen the evidence base for what does or does not work in international development. It will address gaps in existing evaluation practice areas, and maximise the effectiveness of UK funded international development by delivering high quality policy relevant studies of specific programmes and themes and by providing technical and policy advice to DFID and developments partners on better use of impact evaluation as well as developing and testing new and innovative approaches to impact evaluation.
To engage with China on developmental issues on international poverty reduction in order to develop a shared agenda on innovative activities that expose aid practitioners to new and effective approaches to international development, including addressing demand from other developing countries for lessons from China's development experience.
To contribute to more effective development and poverty reduction policies that will benefit poor people in developing countries through improved knowledge on China’s experience and approach in relation to those of other countries.
Support to the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network to generate, accumulate, and share evidence between scholars, practitioners and policymakers, in order to foster the development of innovative evaluation methods, develop global evaluation capacities, and improve the impact of evaluation evidence.
To provide support to the design and implementation of DFID's evaluations through our engagement of an Evaluation Quality Assurance and Learning Service. This service will provide technical support to and assurance of DFID's evaluation portfolio. This will result in ensuring that we produce high quality DFID evaluations that influence how we approach our development interventions resulting in higher quality, more streamlined programmes that will help the most vulnerable in society and support the value for money of the UK's strategic development objectives.
The Strategic Evaluation Fund (2015 - 2018) will directly contribute to strategic outcomes identified under DFID’s Evaluation Strategy 2014-2019, by producing high quality, technical guidance and improving the communication, dissemination and use of evaluation within and outside of DFID. Evaluation needs to be able to respond to the shifting environment in which we deliver development assistance. This will help DFID improve its understanding of the impact that development programmes are having on poverty reduction in a large number of DFID priority areas including governance, private sector development, climate change and gender. The impact of SEF is increased effectiveness and impact of development interventions that reduce poverty, promote social well-being, and build sustainable economic growth using evidence from high quality evaluations.