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Projects

Selection of our current projects

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DFID La Pépinière: DRC’s Programme for Adolescent Girls

SDDirect is the lead contractor on DFID DRC’s Programme for Adolescent Girls and Young Women, working with our partners CERED-GL & M&C Saatchi World Services.

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DFID Girls' Education Challenge Fund (GEC)

SDDirect leads on providing gender and social inclusion expertise to DFID’s flagship Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC), the largest international fund supporting up to 1 million marginalised girls to enrol in school, stay in education and learn.

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DFID Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED)

SDDirect is a core partner in the DFID-funded Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED), a catalytic facility designed to accelerate DFID’s infrastructure and cities initiatives across the world to contribute to poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth.

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DFID What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme

The SDDirect team of VAWG technical advisers provide long-term capacity building support to partners in Nepal, Kenya, DRC, Zambia and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. This advice is wide-ranging and related to evidence and theory-based design, implementation, research, monitoring and project management.

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DFID STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY-LED ACCOUNTABILITY TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY IN SIERRA LEONE (SABI)

SABI was developed against the background of poor delivery of basic social services in Sierra Leone and the demonstration in the Ebola response of both the need for community engagement as well for citizens to play a more active role in development.

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DFID Nigeria Voices for Change (V4C)

SDDirect is playing a leading role in the implementation of Voices for Change (V4C), DFID’s £28m flagship programme on strengthening the enabling environment for women and girls’ empowerment in Nigeria.

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DFID Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP)

SDDirect is a core partner and gender lead managing the implementation of the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP), a ground-breaking conflict management and peacebuilding programme

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DFID Implementation and Analysis in Action of Accountability Programme (IAAAP)

SDDirect is one of two partners in a consortium delivering the £12m DFID funded Implementation in Action of Analysis in Accountability Programme (IAAAP) in Somalia.

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DFID South Sudan Access to Justice Programme

The five-year Access to Justice Programme (ATJP) on which SDDirect is a key consortium partner, aims at responding to the justice needs of citizens in South Sudan, including immediate post conflict priorities.

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Selection of completed projects

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DFID Madhya Pradesh Impact Evaluation of the Safe Cities Initiative

SDDirect led the three-year DFID-funded Impact evaluation of the Madhya Pradesh Safe City Initiative to tackle violence against women and girls in four cities of Madhya Pradesh

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Global Guidance on School-related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV)

The Global Guidance on SRGBV provides policy and programming guidance, promising practices case studies, and recommended tools for the education sector and its complementary actors working to eliminate gender-based violence.

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DFID South Africa Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health (RMCH) Programme

From 2012 to 2015 SDDirect was a core partner in the consortium that successfully delivered DFID’s Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality (RMCH) programme in South Africa.

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Early assessment of Care’s Pathways to empowerment programme

SDDirect undertook in 2015 an in-depth, multi-country assessment of a pathways to economic empowerment initiative that is delivered by Care International with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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