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22 Dec 2014 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of GBP 11.2 million (US$17.7 million) from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.

22 Dec 2014 description

Vision

Overview

Research and Evidence Division (RED) is responsible for making DFID more systematic in the use of evidence and thereby having greater development impact by:

22 Dec 2014 description

Vision

Overview

  • The context in which DFID operates is changing rapidly. Global Partnerships Department (GPD)supports the delivery of DFID’s objectives through the international system through its representation of the UK in a range of fora and its relationships within Whitehall and with NGOs, philanthropists and other development partners, old and new.

This means:

  • influencing the G20 development agenda whilst keeping the G7 on track to deliver on development commitments;

22 Dec 2014 description

Context

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has experienced unprecedented change since the start of the Arab Spring in 2010.

22 Dec 2014 description

Vision

To achieve sustainable development for everyone, including tackling the underlying causes of poverty and conflict, the UK recognises the vital role of inclusive societies, where every person has the enduring opportunity to meet their full potential, supported by an effective civil society as part of an inclusive political settlement.

22 Dec 2014 description

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Indonesia is a growing global power and a key partner for the UK. In April 2012, Prime Minister Cameron and President Yudhoyono reaffirmed their common desire to reinvigorate and elevate bilateral relations. Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country, a continent-sized archipelago of 17,000 islands. It is a major emerging G20 economy with ambitions to be the 6th largest economy by 2030, and currently has a GDP per capita of $3,500.

22 Dec 2014 description

Vision

Human Development Department purpose The vision for HDD is for a world where everyone fulfils their potential. We aim to deliver policy and programmes that link clearly to this aim, by giving centre stage to poor people, girls and women and those left behind.

22 Dec 2014 description

Context

Despite reasonable growth rates, the Asia Pacific region is home to 743 milliion people living on less than $1.25 per day, and 1.6 billion on less than $2 per day (40% of the population) (UNESCAP 2013). The core countries of the Asia Regional Programme are among those with the worst poverty rates in Asia (e.g. 76%, 60% 53% on less than $2 per day in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal respectively). The development challenges are complex and multidimensional – with significant economic, political, social and environmental drivers.

22 Dec 2014 description

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The Caribbean matters to the UK. We have strong historical and cultural links, and 12 Caribbean countries are Commonwealth members. There is a large Caribbean diaspora in the UK with the Afro-Caribbean community accounting for at least 1% of the UK population. Up to 100,000 actual or potential UK passport holders live in Jamaica alone. UK census data suggest these figures may be twice as high for the English-speaking Caribbean as a whole.

22 Dec 2014 description

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Bangladesh has unquestioned potential. Goldman Sachs listed it in their ‘Next 11’ economies, with high potential to become one of the world’s largest economies in the 21st century. However, the country has been sliding down the World Bank/IFC Ease of Doing Business rankings (currently 173rd out of 189 countries) in recent years. Foreign investment is relatively low, but exports exceeded $25.6bn in 2011, 48% up on 2009, largely from the garment, jute, leather, frozen fish and seafood sectors.

Achievement of the MDGs

22 Dec 2014 description

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By 2020 Rwanda aims to complete its transformation from a poor, post-conflict nation to a thriving, middle income, regional trade and investment hub. But Rwanda’s progress will stall without transformative changes that: create wealth and investment and invigorate the private sector, improve basic services, increase the accountability of the state to its people, and address potential causes of conflict and fragility, including regional instability.

22 Dec 2014 description

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Nepal is the second poorest country in Asia (GNI/Capita, 2010). Only Afghanistan is poorer. 40% of under-fives are stunted and a quarter are underweight and one in 22 children do not survive to their first birthday.

However, poverty levels have fallen significantly in recent years: from 41.2% of the population living on less than $1.25/day in 1995 to 24.8 % by 2010. This is largely due to remittance flows and so is vulnerable to the global economic situation. Almost half of Nepali families rely on incomes from abroad.