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Presentation by Roy Trivedy of DFID to NIDOS diaspora networking event

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Presentation by Roy Trivedy of DFID to NIDOS diaspora networking event

  1. 1. Supporting Results, Value for Money and Transparency: DFID’s work with Civil Society <ul><li>Roy Trivedy </li></ul><ul><li>Head of Civil Society Department </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation to NIDOS- Diaspora </li></ul><ul><li>Networking Event </li></ul><ul><li>24 March 2011 </li></ul>Slide
  2. 2. Changing Global Context <ul><li>4 Years to 2015 </li></ul><ul><li>Global changes (N Africa, Gulf, BRICS…) </li></ul><ul><li>Climate and environment challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Economic downturn and .. </li></ul><ul><li>..increased pressure on public resources </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on the poor </li></ul><ul><li>Public giving, aid flows and remittances </li></ul><ul><li>Recent evidence on Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>(Collier - 2007, Sumner - 2010) </li></ul>Slide
  3. 3. UK Government’s response <ul><li>Dealing with the budget deficit </li></ul><ul><li>Structural Reform Plan </li></ul><ul><li>More efficient public services </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger Commercial ethos </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Big Society’ not ‘Big Government’ </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to meet UN aid target of 0.7 of GNI in 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>In DFID </li></ul><ul><li>BAR, MAR & HERR </li></ul><ul><li>Through DFID support want to see clear evidence of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outcomes and Impacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value for Money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matched funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning ..better practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI) </li></ul>Slide
  4. 4. Why work with Civil Society? <ul><li>Can help relieve poverty by reaching disadvantaged groups and geographical areas that governments often fail to reach </li></ul><ul><li>Can respond quickly and flexibly to humanitarian needs </li></ul><ul><li>Often better at supporting particular groups of poor (eg. community based orgs, Women’s groups, Disabled People) </li></ul><ul><li>But limited evidence of… </li></ul><ul><li>CSOs enabling chronically poor to organise and do things for themselves </li></ul><ul><li>CSOs consistently performing more effectively than other aid modalities </li></ul>Slide
  5. 5. 5 Objectives for DFID’s work with CSOs <ul><li>Deliver goods and services </li></ul><ul><li>Empower citizens to be more effective in holding governments to account and to do things for themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Build and maintain capacity and space for active civil society </li></ul><ul><li>Enable CSOs to influence policies at national, regional and international levels especially on aid effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Build support for development (Communications review underway) </li></ul>Slide
  6. 6. How does DFID support civil society? <ul><li>Unrestricted grants : 25% of portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>In-Country Funds : range of schemes (53% of DFID’s total funding to CSOs) </li></ul><ul><li>Central Funds : 5 centrally run schemes + humanitarian funds (47%) </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect funding: through joint funds eg. Common Ground Initiative (Comic Relief) and Disability Rights Fund (AusAid) </li></ul><ul><li>Pooled funds : increasing use esp. in fragile countries </li></ul><ul><li>Via multilaterals : £160m+ through World Bank, EC, UN agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Key changes in 2010-11 : </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of GPAF (innovation and Impact grants) </li></ul><ul><li>Last round of PPAs </li></ul><ul><li>Max 40% of org income </li></ul><ul><li>DFID focal countries + HDI bottom 50) </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger focus on outcomes/outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Results and VfM </li></ul><ul><li>Matched funding </li></ul><ul><li>Moving to performance based funds </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency Guarantee </li></ul>Slide
  7. 7. Working with Diaspora Groups <ul><li>2010: Global remittances to SSA +$21 bn (WB) </li></ul><ul><li>Remittances from UK to SSA in 2010+ $3 bn </li></ul><ul><li>DFID support diaspora groups to contribute to development through: the Common Ground Initiative; Global Poverty Action Fund; International Citizen Service (Volunteering) </li></ul><ul><li>Aware that Scottish Government also supporting work with Diaspora groups </li></ul>Slide
  8. 8. Results and VFM <ul><li>… .. shared agenda, DFID wants civil society to be as effective as possible in eradicating poverty.. same agenda for all – multilaterals, governments, CSOs and private sector… </li></ul><ul><li>Making effectiveness central to a CSO’s work: </li></ul><ul><li>Having a clear vision and plausible ‘theory of change’ </li></ul><ul><li>Measureable results – outputs and outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Sound and evolving partnerships strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Being well governed with robust organisational processes </li></ul><ul><li>Diversifying sources of income </li></ul><ul><li>Maximising value through your contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to transparency, learning and improved practice </li></ul>Slide
  9. 9. Investing in People and Leadership Slide

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