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To support the provision of public services to meet the reasonable assistance needs of the people of Montserrat, including health, education and securing air and sea access, given that Montserrat is not yet self-sufficient. This is in line with the 2012 Overseas Territories White Paper and consistent with relevant elements of UK’s Aid Strategy and DFID’s 2015-2020 Single Departmental Plan.
To work jointly with the industry group representing mobile phone operators worldwide, GSMA (Group Speciale Mobile Association) and its subsidiary Mobile for Development Group, to identify and support the development and use of new, innovative ways in which mobile phone technologies and mobile network infrastructure can be used to improve the reach, delivery and affordability of life-enhancing services to poor people in Africa and Asia. As a result of this work some 14 million poor people are expected to benefit from improved access to life enhancing services by 2020.
This programme will provide practical support to implement high quality green growth policies in developing countries. It will also improve knowledge and evidence on green growth policies and their implementation across developing countries.
To improve governance, accountability and public service delivery (e.g. in health and education) by the Government of Somaliland. This will promote long-term stability in the region and improve the lives of poor Somalilanders. This programme contributes to our MDGs by delivering public services, and building core government capacity and functions and will result in improved planning and delivery for development priorities by 2016.
support the Government of Sierra Leone’s efforts to recover from the Ebola crisis and accelerate development by adopting a new, results-focused approach to delivering the most important priorities.
DFID supports two components of the programme, the Multi Donor Trust Fund II (MDTF II) and the Sub-National Technical Assistance Programme (SNTA). The MDTFII works with governments to improve the enabling environment to support great private sector investment in infrastructure. The Subnational Technical Assistance Programme (SNTA) helps sub-national authorities access market-based financing, without sovereign guarantees by a) providing financial and legal technical assistance to help structure and finance infrastructure projects and b) strengthening their creditworthiness (credit rating) so they are able to raise funds to fund their own infrastructure needs.
To improve the relevance and maximise the impact of UK research funding on the lives of the world's poorest people. The UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS) will provide a framework for a more co-ordinated approach to development sciences research by UK based funders and stakeholders in international development research.
Support for a Multi-Donor Programme to help developing countries and their international partners use information and communication broadly and effectively as tools for poverty reduction and sustainable economic growthCatalyze ICT-friendly policy development and reform and ICT-driven business generation in targeted low and middle income countries