The Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) aimed to bring about tangible changes to the lives of poor people and address off-track Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Fund supported both UK and overseas-based civil society initiatives in empowerment, accountability, capacity strengthening, service delivery, and innovation. Projects were selected on their ability to demonstrate real and positive changes to the lives of poor people.
We worked closely with DFID to manage the evolution of this £141 million fund, which supported 182 projects over five years. Our services included the development of a programmatic framework, development of grantee selection and approval mechanisms; financial management, risk management; quality assurance; monitoring, evaluation, learning; and strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations in results measurement, financial management and programming for gender equality and social inclusion.