Our Work

Delivering excellence in social development consultancy and research

Projects

Selection of our current projects

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The Resource and Support Hub (RSH)

In December 2019, DFID (UK Department for International Development) launched a new centrally-managed safeguarding programme, the Resource and Support Hub (RSH).

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Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development (ECID)

The ECID programme is a four-year programme that sets out a new and innovative approach to building civil society effectiveness in three target countries: Myanmar, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. The programme has an emphasis on data/evidence generation, dissemination, mobilisation and uptake.

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CSSF Global MEL

CSSF has contracted Integrity in partnership with Social Development Direct, LTS-Niras, Brink, Institute for Strategic Studies and Cranfield University to strengthen monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) across its entire portfolio.

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Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CiG) Myanmar

DFID’s Myanmar Cities and Infrastructure for Growth programme aims to promote inclusive economic growth by supporting sustainable cities, efficient infrastructure investment and sound economic decision making.

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Malawi Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Prevention and Response

The Malawi Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Prevention and Response Programme is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and delivered by Coffey in a consortium with Social Development Direct and Plan International.

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Implementation Guide for the UN Prevention Framework on VAW

SDDirect has been commissioned by UN Women to develop an Implementation Guide on the UN Prevention Framework for Violence against Women (VAW).

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DFID Girls' Education Challenge Fund (GEC)

SDDirect leads on providing gender, social inclusion and safeguarding expertise to DFID’s flagship Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC), the world’s largest global fund dedicated to girls’ education.

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Civil Society Support Programme II

DFID Ethiopia has contracted the delivery of the Civil Society Support Programme II (CSSP II) to a consortium involving British Council, SDDirect and Pact.

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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 Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness (STAR - Ghana II)

The Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness (STAR-Ghana II) initiative is a voice and empowerment programme that supports civil society to achieve increased accountability and responsiveness of the state to citizens.

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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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Selection of completed projects

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DFID Nigeria Voices for Change (V4C)

SDDirect played 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 La Pépinière: DRC’s Programme for Adolescent Girls

SDDirect was 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 Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED)

SDDirect was 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 Implementation and Analysis in Action of Accountability Programme (IAAAP)

SDDirect was 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 Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP)

SDDirect was 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 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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