Below is a summary of the thematic programmes around which the Global Opportunity Fund is centred. To the right are links which go through to the detail of each project.
Objective: To increase international capacity to Counter Terrorism and other threats in support of UK bilateral and multilateral security objectives.
- Middle East and North Africa
- East and Horn of Africa
- South East Asia
- South Asia
Climate Change and Energy
Objective: To promote change in the governance of international energy resources and systems to help secure the UK's medium-term global climate change objectives.
Target countries: Priority A - China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico and Russia. Priority B - Philippines, Nigeria, Angola, Kazakhstan and Indonesia. Others - Funding for projects in non-priority countries would only be if they have a clear regional impact or have global demonstration value.
Engaging with the Islamic World
Objective: To strengthen the rule of law, promote good governance, and to increase the participation of women in decision making in matters that affect their lives.
Target countries: Middle and Near East in Financial Year (FY) 2003/04. Priority countries in FY 2004/05 are: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen.
Re-uniting Europe Programme
Objective: To invest in and support those countries on the path to EU membership while they are most open to change, in order to further the UK's overall EU policy objectives.
Target countries: Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus.
Strengthening Relations with Emerging Markets
Objective: 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.
Target countries: China, India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa, Argentina, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Korea and Mexico.
Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance Programme (HRDGG)
A sixth programme called the Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance Programme (HRDGGP) will be added in FY 2004/2005. The programme is designed to highlight our strategic policy priority i.e. sustainable development, underpinned by democracy good governance and human rights.
Objective: To have more effective economic and political governance globally by specifically promoting human rights democracy and good governance at multilateral and national level.
Target countries: Thematic FCO/NGO panels will decide the priority country(ies) and issue(s) for the coming year. Project ideas will then be developed and the programme committees will take final decision on projects funded in order for the activities to take place from early April 2004.