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Uganda + 1 other
Operational Plan 2011-2015: DFID Uganda, Updated November 2013

Introduction

The UK Government is determined to help end extreme poverty around the world. We believe that international development is not just the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do. Britain has never stood on the sidelines, and it is in all our interests for countries around the world to be stable and secure, to have educated and healthy populations and to have growing economies. DFID aims to end aid dependency through jobs – building the economies of developing countries so that they can stand on their own feet.

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World + 1 other
Featherstone: World must wake up to 'great neglect' of disability

Britain will spearhead a new drive to put disability at the forefront of the world's development efforts, UK international development Minister Lynne Featherstone has announced.

Speaking from Uganda after a fact-finding mission with UK Paralympic champion Ade Adepitan, Lynne Featherstone pledged that Britain will urge other countries and charities to join our efforts to get disability included in international poverty reduction targets.

Minister Lynne Featherstone said:

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World + 33 others
Annual Report and Accounts for 2012-2013

Headline results

By 2012–13, DFID had achieved the following results*:

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Mozambique + 2 others
Malaria: UK aid committed to prevent deaths in Africa

UK support in Mozambique leads to a 40% fall in malaria related deaths. A further 5 million bed nets will be distributed to Ugandan families to reduce the number of deaths caused by malaria.

DFID efforts to tackle malaria in Mozambique has led to areas which received funding for indoor residual spraying seeing a dramatic reduction in deaths and hospital admissions of at least 40%. In 2012/13 UK aid supported indoor residual spraying (IRS) through UNICEF in 39 districts, protecting 5.8 million people from malaria.

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Uganda + 2 others
UK aid for refugees forced to flee fighting

Britain will help provide emergency aid for 50,000 refugees in Uganda who have fled the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The new package of support will deliver health care, education, shelter and safe drinking water for families who have been forced to find refuge over the border.

International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced the emergency aid today while calling on other donors to step up their support immediately.

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World + 16 others
Statistics on International Development 2007/08 – 2011/12

Annual publication Statistics on International Development (SID) provides information on the UK’s Gross Public Expenditure on Development (GPEX) which includes both the DFID aid programme and official aid provided through other UK government departments

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Northern Uganda: Hope after years of conflict

Vocational training provides youth with prospects of a brighter future

Six years ago, the guns finally fell silent in northern Uganda, giving young people a respite from over 20 years of war. But the conflict left in its wake a number of challenges.

A whole generation of youth were brought up in a broken society. They got no education, some were abducted and forced into becoming child soldiers, others became orphans and destitute on the street.

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Super spuds help beat hidden hunger in Uganda

Agnes Kalya, a farmer from Ntove Village, Uganda, smiles with pride as she puts her arms round her youngest child, Maria. "My daughter is almost four years old and I have seen her grow at a rate I have never witnessed in my other kids. And they used to need to go to the hospital regularly, but now all are very healthy".

Hidden hunger

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Ethiopia + 3 others
DFID Management Response to Independent Commission for Aid Impact recommendations on: DFID’s Education Programmes in three East African countries, 2005 - 2015

(excerpt)

Recommendation 1:

DFID should revise its 2010 strategy for education to ensure that learning outcomes are at the heart of its support through all levels of the education delivery chain.

Action already taken

  • The DFID 2010 "Learning For All" Education Strategy puts improving the quality of learning at the heart of DFID's education strategy

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World + 5 others
Volunteering: UK doctors and nurses helping the poorest

08 MAY 2012

Volunteer British doctors, nurses and midwives will train more than 13,000 health workers to provide life-saving care for millions of the world’s poorest people, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced today.

Skilled health professionals from Britain will teach and offer practical assistance to their counterparts in the developing world under the Government’s Health Partnership Scheme. Over four years, the flagship programme will:

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Uganda + 1 other
Creating safer countries: recovering from war in northern Uganda

How UK aid is helping thousands of young people - many of them former child soldiers

“It takes skill to do” explains David Ojok, as he levels the mortar on a windowsill. “I couldn’t have done this job without training”.

David, 18 years old, is a bricklayer in Gulu, Northern Uganda. He is one of thousands of young people who, in the last two years have been given a brighter future through vocational training – in skills such as building, catering, electrical engineering and farming.

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Uganda + 1 other
Eyewitness: "I gave up hope of ever seeing my family again"

David Ojok was abducted and forced to become a child soldier. Read his remarkable story

03 FEBRUARY 2012

David Ojok, 18 years old, was abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army, a rebel group in Uganda, at the age of 13. Here, speaking through a translator, he tells his remarkable story of capture and escape, and how he is now looking ahead to a brighter future.

Former child-soldier, David Ojok, has now been re-trained as a bricklayer, thanks to UK support in northern Uganda.

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UK hails new aid partnership with emerging powers

UK International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, has welcomed a historic agreement with countries including China on improving aid effectiveness.

Andrew Mitchell was in Beijing on Tuesday for discussions with the Chinese government, as part of ongoing work to cement a new development partnership between the two countries.

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World + 17 others
Empowering poor people and strengthening accountability

This paper provides an overview of why and how DFID is aiming to enable poor people to exercise greater choice and control over their own development and to hold decision-makers to account.

The challenge

Despite some progress towards the MDGs, significant poverty persists globally. In many places gaps are widening between the rich and the poor and there is significant inequality of opportunity. This is in part because current development measures attempt to tackle the symptoms of poverty but do not always address its causes. Poverty may persist where:

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South Africa + 2 others
Britain to save the lives of thousands of pregnant women

Andrew Mitchell today set out plans to save the lives of more than 7,000 pregnant women as part of Britain’s drive to cut maternal deaths in developing countries.

Women in South Africa and Uganda will benefit from a number of new projects aimed at increasing access to contraception and family planning, ensuring more medical experts are on hand for pregnant women and using the latest technologies to keep track of their progress.

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Uganda + 2 others
Super spuds help beat hidden hunger in Uganda

New varieties of sweet potato help children to grow up healthy

Agnes Kalya, a farmer from Ntove Village, Uganda, smiles with pride as she puts her arms round her youngest child, Maria. "My daughter is almost four years old and I have seen her grow at a rate I have never witnessed in my other kids. And they used to need to go to the hospital regularly, but now all are very healthy".

Hidden hunger

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Tackling hunger in Karamoja

Food for the world’s poorest

Maria Anyuka holds up a giant pumpkin from her garden in Pupu village, before checking on the beans she has recently harvested.

Like many people who live in Karamoja, the poorest region of Uganda, Maria used to rely on emergency food aid to feed her family. Now, thanks to a project run by the World Food Programme and supported by UK aid, she grows a range of her own crops, which provide more than enough food.

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Afghanistan + 12 others
The Engine of Development: The private sector and prosperity for poor people, May 2011

UK aid is about generating opportunity and prosperity for poor people in developing countries.

This document sets out how we intend to put the private sector centre-stage in doing this.

Our new approach to working with the private sector is about us doing more with and for private enterprise, extending this work in new areas, and doing it better. We want private sector thinking to become as much part of DFID’s DNA as our work with charities and governments.