To strengthen economic governance, democracy and respect for human rights in the countries concerned and to work more effectively with them in pursuit of shared interests.
The key programme countries are China, India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa, Argentina, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Korea, Mexico. All ten countries are seen as strategic partners for the UK on global issues.
Summary of Programme
The programme will support efforts to strengthen governance within the countries concerned to ensure sustainable economic growth and stability. Key themes will be:
- Economic governance and prosperity: to support the development of open, stable, sustainable, efficient and rule-of-law based economies
- Political governancerule of law: to support capacity building aimed at strengthening social and political institutions
- Environmental governance: to mitigate the strains of development and globalisation on the natural environment
Outcomes envisaged during the initial years of the programme are:
- Better institutions which provide macroeconomic and financial system stability, tax reforms, improved environment for investment
- More transparency in government, stronger preventative measures against bribery and corruption
- Greater awareness of role of responsibilities of business in promoting sustainable development
- Greater inclusiveness for the disadvantaged e.g. the indigenous , the poor, women and children, legal and penal reform, strengthened rule of law
In the future this work will continue, but will increasingly be accompanied by activities aimed at building strategic relationships with the priority countries to have a positive impact on regional or global issues. There is also scope for regional initiatives involving one or more of the priority countries and States within their sphere of influence.
FY 200304 £1.6 million (all funds committed)
FY 200405 £1.9 million
FY 200506 (funding to be confirmed)
This is a rolling programme with no fixed dates for the submission of bids.