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28 Jul 2017 description

The Natural Disasters Consortium (NDC) comprising IOM, FAO, UNICEF, ACTED and HANDS works across the country implementing preparedness, response and recovery interventions. Through multi-sector activities, the NDC works towards building communities’ resilience to future shocks by enhancing household skills, spearheading community initiatives and empowering beneficiaries to recover in a sustainable manner.

In advance of monsoon season in 2017, the NDC has been supporting a range of Preparedness activities including:

14 Jul 2017 description

The Health Minister Saira Afzal Tarrar, DFID Deputy Head Judith Herbertson and Country representative UNFPA Hassan Mohtashami attended the event in Marriot Hotel Islamabad.

The London Family Planning Summit was co-hosted today by Priti Patel, the Secretary of State for International Development, Melinda Gates, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Natalia Kanem, UN Population Fund. The Summit focused on practical measures to reduce costs and increase availability for the millions of women who want contraception, but can’t afford or get hold of it.

19 Jun 2017 description

Executive Summary

The last decade has seen major growth in humanitarian need, putting the international humanitarian system under pressure and stretching donor resources. Within this context, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) introduced multiyear humanitarian funding (MYHF) for protracted conflicts in 2014. This recognised the long-term nature of many of the top recipients of humanitarian aid, as well as the complexity of the contexts in which they were operating.

01 Mar 2017 description

International Development Secretary warns that countries will only achieve security and prosperity if women can play a full and active role.

Countries will only be able to fully recover from conflict if they involve women in building security and stability, International Development Secretary Priti Patel said today following a visit to Afghanistan.

04 Dec 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities

The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced.

To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners to do more to prioritise reaching the poorest and most excluded by ensuring people with disabilities are not being left behind.

14 Jul 2016 description

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency.

21 Apr 2016 description

Background

In early 2015, a joint UNICEF/WFP research initiative supported by DFID and conducted by the Boston Consulting Group established that the average financial return on investment (ROI) for 49 humanitarian preparedness interventions analyzed in high risk contexts is more than 200%.
This means that every $1 spent on preparing is worth more than $2 in the event of an emergency. Preparedness was also shown to save responders more than one week of operational t ime on average- reach ing more people faster to save more lives.

19 Oct 2015 description

DFID's country offices are playing a key role to ensure help is available for those suffering as a result of El Niño

What is El Niño?

El Niño is a natural climate phenomenon that happens roughly every four years, linked to abnormally high ocean temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific. It increases the risk of extreme weather from droughts to floods to cyclones.

11 Feb 2015 description
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Statistics on International Development 2014
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Annexes: Statistics on International Development 2014

Introduction

Statistics on International Development (SID) is an annual publication that provides an overview of official UK spend on international development. The publication is the official release of finalised 2013 estimates, updating the previous provisional estimates1 published in April 2014. The publication covers:

  • Total UK spend on international development for the 2013 calendar year;

  • Trends for the last five years;

  • Key breakdowns by destination country or organisation, type of assistance and purpose;

15 Jan 2015 description

In 2013-14, DFID’s programme was £253 million

EDUCATION

400,000 girls have received stipends to help them go to school since 2009.

36,000 classrooms will be constructed in Punjab and Khyber Paktunkhwa and 90,000 teachers trained.

GIRLS AND WOMEN

10,000 community midwives have been trained and over 70 midwife schools constructed or renovated since 2009.

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.

01 Dec 2014 description

UK aid to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is helping the province be more ‘female-friendly’ and support women to come forward and fight for justice on crimes committed against them.

Thirty-year-old Haseena Syed is a pioneer in supporting justice for women in her region. She is the first female prosecutor in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prosecution Service (KPPS) in Pakistan. Through the work Haseena has done, she has been able to convince a number of women who are victims of domestic abuse to come forward and fight for justice.

15 Jul 2014 description

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress toward the Millennium Development Goals under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency. The audited statutory accounts include spend against Parliamentary Estimate, and a statement of DFID’s assets and liabilities.

Accounts

08 May 2014 description

A world without polio is now ‘tantalisingly’ close International Development Secretary Justine Greening told guests during her keynote speech at a Rotary International reception.

They were gathered to celebrate that in February 2014 India was officially declared polio-free, having successfully immunised tens of millions of children every year since 1995. This incredible achievement means that the whole of South-East Asia, and 80% of the world, is now completely polio free.

05 May 2014 description

New support from the UK will give a boost to small and growing businesses in Pakistan.

Britain will drive economic growth and investment in Pakistan by helping to create jobs, increase tax collection and cut through red tape to make it easier for small and growing enterprises to do business, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

The announcement came during a two-day visit to the UK by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, including a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday.

31 Mar 2014 description

NEWS

November 2013

UK and Lahore University Management School offer 278 underprivileged students a brighter future with support to continue higher education.

December 2013

Tax avoidance is cheating Pakistan:
UK support to Pakistan to implement the IMF programme and increase tax revenue.

January 2014

Jobs, education, and equality vital to future prosperity and stability of Pakistan: The UK re-commits to working with the government of Pakistan.

February 2014