Contribution to international development report: 2017-2018

First ever Contribution to International Development Report takes a holistic look at a wide cross-section of Scottish Government international development activity, and presents it within the context of the UN Global Goals.


Summary of the Scottish Government's Key Contributions in 2017-18 Towards Achievement of the UN Global Goals in Our Partner Countries

1 No Poverty

  • 2,860 Malawian farmers, 1,867 women and 933 men, have increased wages by 227%.
  • 158 disabled Malawians, 87 women and 72 men increased their income by an average of 344%.
  • 952 young Malawians, 519 women and 433 men, now generate income through employment and self-employment.

2 Zero Hunger

  • 8,203 people in Malawi's Dowa District are benefitting from a 484% increase in maize production and a 516% increase in groundnut production.
  • 704 Malawian farmers, 443 women and 261 men, have adopted four new value adding operations; the production of peanut butter from groundnuts, the production of soy flour from soybeans, the production of groundnuts flour and the production of sunflower cooking oil.
  • Using the HEF, we have provided people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( DRC) with food, non-food items, agricultural training, legal and health services, and conflict resolution activities.

3 Good Health and Well-Being

  • Increased professional care delivery of births in Malawian target areas from 73% to 91%.
  • Maternal mortality ratio reduced from 675 per 100,000 to 439 per 100,000 during live births in Malawian target areas.
  • 1,458 Malawian adults screened for diabetic retinopathy and of them 388 were treated.

4 Quality Education

  • Over 3,000 Pakistani children from disadvantaged and minority background have been awarded scholarships to complete a year of education.
  • In 15 Malawian schools, the number of children enrolled increased by 45% and by 37% in 15 other schools.
  • In Malawian focus schools, the literacy rate of primary school age children increased from 2.7% to 19%.

5 Gender Equality

  • 373 young women in Pakistan from disadvantaged backgrounds have been awarded scholarships to study Masters courses at Pakistani Universities.
  • Increased gender equity in access to education for 4,089 girls and 3,774 boys in Malawi's Chitipa District.
  • An inclusive school latrine, with eight stances and Menstrual Hygiene Management room, constructed in a Rwandan School.

6 Clean Water and Sanitation

  • Approximately 30% of all of Malawi's water and sanitation assets have been mapped and condition surveyed.
  • A pilot of adaptations to 20 existing pumps in Malawi to allow the distribution of water to schools, health centres, piped water into homes, and for irrigation.
  • Provided training and knowledge exchange on borehole chemistry, governance and water resource management at all levels of the Malawian Government.

7 Affordable and Clean Energy

  • 87 disabled Malawian women and 72 disabled Malawian men given solar powered energy systems to power their primary and secondary businesses.
  • 704 Malawian farmers, 443 women and 261 men, using renewable energy to add value to their processes.

8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

  • 87 disabled Malawian women and 72 Malawian disabled men increasing their income by an average of 344%.
  • 230 young male Malawian offenders have completed a rehabilitation programme and now have skills to become productive members of their communities.

9 Industry Innovation and Infrastructure

  • 952 young Malawians, 519 women and 433 men, now generating income through economic activity, including employment and self-employment.
  • Supported organisations using the HEF to provide people in the DRC with ten water points that will provide clean water for up to 44,498 people.

10 Reduced Inequalities

  • 1,484 young unemployed Malawians, 787 women and 694 men, now take an active role in their communities through advocacy and voluntary activities.
  • Strengthened the research capacity of 27 young Pakistani PhD researchers.

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

  • Our £1 million has been matched by private investors. It will be used to invest in Malawian business ventures to help move Malawi away from reliance on aid.
  • Researched options and gave recommendations on substantially overhauling the sanitation facilities at St. Francis Hospital in Zambia.

12 Responsible Consumption and Production

  • 8,203 Malawian small holder farmers supported to adopt environmentally sustainable agricultural practices.

13 Climate Action

  • £600,000 invested in a range of innovative projects designed to help communities in Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia develop adaptive solutions to the challenges brought on by climate change.
  • The launch of the £3.2 million Climate Challenge Programme Malawi, designed to build practical resilience and climate literacy by working in partnership with communities in Southern Malawi to address local needs.

14 Life Below Water

  • A technical team in Malawi have identified and set up five individuals as small scale pond hatchery operators.

15 Life on Land

  • 8,203 Malawian small holder farmers supported to adopt environmentally sustainable agricultural practices.

16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

  • 427 young Malawian male offenders engaged in community rehabilitation programmes.
  • 235 young Malawian offenders diverted from custody to positive destinations.
  • 50 women received modular training from the British Council, academics and UN Senior Advisers: including on gender security needs, women's political participation and personal protection.

17 Partnerships for the Goals

  • The Scottish Government funds a range of Scottish based organisations, such as registered charities, universities, local authorities, NHS Boards, private sector, companies and social enterprises, with a strong emphasis on respectful partnership
  • The Scottish Government also works in close partnership with the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, Scotland's International Development Alliance, the Scotland Malawi Partnership, the Malawi Scotland Partnership, and Comic Relief to enable sustainable development in our partner countries, and to raise awareness of international development work through engaging with the people of Scotland.


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