Belgium Technical Cooperation
The projects being carried out by BTC with financing from the local and Belgian governments and in cooperation with various local partners are mostly situated in the following sectors:
In the healthcare sector, attention is primarily being focused on reinforcing the healthcare infrastructure and providing support for third-line care and tertiary medical facilities. In the infrastructure sector, support is being provided for improvements to the electricity supply in rural areas and the reinforcement of other local infrastructure. Support in the area of community building is being targeted at institutional development at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. The emphasis in the education sector is on curriculum development and the building of schools
British Development Assistance – Department for International Development (DFID)
British Development Assistance – Department for International Development (DFID) Mission: DFID, the Department for International Development: leading the British government’s fight against world poverty. One in five people in the world today, over 1 billion people, live in poverty on less than one dollar a day. In an increasingly inter-dependent world, many problems - like conflict, crime, pollution, and diseases such as HIV and AIDS - are caused or made worse by poverty. DFID supports long-term programmes to help tackle the underlying causes of poverty. DFID also responds to emergencies, both natural and man-made. DFID’s work forms part of a global promise to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger ensure that all children receive primary education promote sexual equality and give women a stronger voice reduce child death rates improve the health of mothers combat HIV & AIDS, malaria and other diseases make sure the environment is protected build a global partnership for those working in development. Together, these form the United Nations’ eight ‘Millennium Development Goals’, with a 2015 deadline. Each of these Goals has its own, measurable, targets. DFID works in partnership with governments, civil society, the private sector and others. It also works with multilateral institutions, including the World Bank, United Nations agencies, and the European Commission. DFID works directly in over 150 countries worldwide, with a budget of nearly £4 billion in 2004. Its headquarters are in London and East Kilbride, near Glasgow.