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  • Developing Effective Private Education in Nigeria Challenge Fund (DEEPEN)

    Allow service providers to support unconventional solutions to longstanding problems in the low-cost private education sector in Lagos.

  • UK Aid Connect

    UK Aid Connect will support consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people’s lives.

  • Human Development Innovation Fund of Tanzania

    Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) is a challenge fund providing grants for innovations in education, health, early childhood development and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) across Tanzania.

  • Girls' Education Challenge

    The Girls' Education Challenge (GEC) is helping up to a million of the world’s poorest girls improve their lives through education.

  • Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform

    SPHEIR is an innovative higher education partnerships programme to strengthen the capacity of higher education institutions in DFID priority countries.

  • Technology Provider Window for Frontier Technology Livestreaming

    Frontier Technology Livestreaming is a 3 year programme designed to help DFID apply frontier technologies to development challenges.

  • Foodtrade Eastern and Southern Africa Programme

    Aims to catalyse innovative private sector investment to improve and develop regional staple food markets.

  • Africa Agriculture Development Company

    Africa Agriculture Development Company (AgDevCo) invest debt and equity in African Agribusinesses to create jobs, improve food security and boost prosperity.

  • Logistics Innovation for Trade

    To develop and test new ideas that reduce the cost and time of transport and logistics in East Africa.

  • TradeMark East Africa Challenge Fund

    Aimed at boosting economic growth and regional trade in the East African Community (EAC) and the region’s trade with the rest of the world through innovative projects.

  • Behaviour change in low income households (Unilever partnership)

    The partnership will use market-based approaches to meet low-income household needs in developing countries around water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and energy.

  • Livelihood and Food Security Fund

    UK supports the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT) to increase resilience, income, food security and nutrition of rural people in Burma.

  • Business Innovation Facility

    The BIF helps the development and uptake of inclusive business models by companies in developing countries.

  • GEMS4 Enterprise Challenge Fund

    Provides grants to companies to develop innovative products and business models that create jobs and incomes for the poor in Nigeria.

  • The Agri-Tech Catalyst

    Funding for collaborative projects, taking innovative ideas from any sector or discipline to tackle challenges in agriculture.

  • SPRING: assets to adolescent girls initiative

    A pioneering business accelerator that supports early to mid-stage ventures with products that improve the lives of girls in poverty.

  • Trade in Global Value Chains Initiative

    Supports initiatives that achieve better employment opportunities, working conditions and social outcomes for workers and smallholder farmers.

  • Amplify: collaborative challenge fund

    An open, collaborative challenge fund which uses online collaboration to source ideas, research and insights before testing promising concepts with end users.

  • Vietnam Business Challenge Fund

    Designed to support the private sector in Vietnam to develop innovative inclusive business models.

  • Global Innovation Fund

    GIF provides grants, loans and equity of between £30,000 to £10m for social innovations to transform the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty.

  • Responsible and Accountable Garment Sector Challenge Fund

    The aim of RAGS was to make responsible and ethical production the norm in the garment manufacturing sector supplying the UK.

  • Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund

    AECF awards grants to private sector companies to support new and innovative business models in Africa.

  • Result-Based Financing for low carbon energy access

    Offers incentive payments, on the basis of results achieved, to businesses which deliver pre-specified outputs within the low-carbon off-grid energy sector.

  • Food Retail Industry Challenge Fund

    FRICH aimed to improve the lives of poor African farmers by supporting them to bring their produce to European markets and shoppers.

  • Capacity Development Fund for Education in Rwanda

    The CDF develops the capacity of the Ministry of Education in Rwanda to achieve a quality education service.

  • Business Call to Action

    Partnership opportunities for companies developing innovative business models that offer both commercial success and development impact.

  • The Market Modernisation Fund

    To help Nigerian businesses to modernise, in particular the food and consumer goods sector.

  • Medicines Transparency Alliance

    To improve access to medicines by increasing transparency and accountability in the healthcare market.

  • Private Infrastructure Development Group

    Aims to encourage private infrastructure investment in developing countries that contributes to economic growth and poverty reduction.

  • Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund

    EAIF is a public-private partnership providing long-term debt finance for construction and development of private infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • The Energy and Environment Partnership programme with southern and East Africa

    The EEP supports projects that provide renewable energy and/or implement energy efficiency solutions in southern and East Africa.

  • Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund: Ghana

    The BUSAC fund supports the growth of a competitive private sector in Ghana by improving the business environment.

  • Southern Africa Trust

    The Southern Africa Trust provides grants to civil society organisations representing the poor through policy development in the region.

  • STAR-Ghana

    To increase the accountability and responsiveness of government, traditional authorities, and private enterprises to Ghanaian citizens.

  • Environment and Climate Change Fund: Rwanda

    Aims to contribute to sustainable wealth creation and poverty reduction in Rwanda, through sustainable management of natural resources, climate resilient and green economic growth.