Evaluation and learning services to the UK Prosperity Fund

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Date: 2017-2022

Partners: WYG, LTS International, UK government (cross-Whitehall)

The £1.2 billion UK Prosperity Fund was announced as part of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review. It supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the 2015 UK Aid Strategy by promoting growth and prosperity in developing countries.

Many of the developing middle income countries on which it focuses face considerable challenges such as rapid urbanisation, climate change and high and persistent inequality which can lower long-term growth prospects. The Prosperity Fund supports the broad-based and inclusive growth needed for poverty reduction.

The Fund’s primary purpose, to remove barriers to economic growth in order to reduce poverty, supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their delivery is an important aim of the Prosperity Fund. The Fund is particularly focused on SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

As well as contributing to a reduction in poverty in recipient countries, we expect the reforms brought about by the programmes to create opportunities for international business including UK companies. At the direction of a ministerial board, UK government departments are developing multi-year programmes in potential high impact sectors and countries.

Integrity delivers, as part of a consortium with WYG and LTS International, thematic, programme and fund-level evaluations, as well as learning processes and initiatives, across the full range of Prosperity Fund activity.

We are a core partner on this five-year programme, one of the largest and most complex of its kind ever procured by the UK government. The Prosperity Fund is a cross-UK government funding facility with global reach. It aims to promote economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries. We help our UK government clients learn from and adapt their programming. We bring a combination of: knowledge management including through online platforms; thematic, sectoral, and geographic expertise; and the ability to understand and engage stakeholders from across UK government.

This support to the Prosperity Fund demonstrates our expertise in the delivery of large, geographically and thematically-diverse evaluation effort.

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