Project information

Access to a quality education for all children

Education is a fundamental human right, yet 57 million primary school-age children around the world are still unable to receive a quality education. The vast majority live in developing countries and will grow up deprived of the opportunities it can provide: unable to break the cycle of poverty.

January 2015 - December 2016

Charity information

Results UK

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  • Need


    Overseas aid to address this fundamental barrier to development is declining: more must be done to ensure marginalized children, particularly children with disabilities, girls and those in conflict countries, are effectively targeted within UK development programming. Strong public campaigning and strategic advocacy is required so the UK Government acts as a global leader to ensure these children are not doomed to a life of poverty from being denied an education.


    This project will use RESULTS’ powerful model of engagement, education and advocacy to empower both UK citizens and parliamentarians to become change makers on this issue; and influence policymaking to achieve inclusive global education for all.

    Joining forces through RESULTS' 'Education for All' campaign, citizens and their elected representatives will work to influence UK policy making, so that global education is accessible to every child.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    WII are included in fast start climate funding commitments by the UK and European Commission (EC)


    » Cultivation of 10 Member of UK Parliament/Member of the European Parliament champions for WII
    » Coordination of events/policy briefings to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Microfinance (APPG MF)
    » Organisation of advocacy delegations of Members of Parliament to high-risk countries
    » Full-time monitoring by a Policy Advisor of the political environment to track policymaking and funding pledges in relation to WII

    WII is included in fast start climate change adaptation funding by the UK and EC (evidenced via published reports, press releases and announcements).

    Aim 2

    The UNFCCC includes WII in any final agreement it reaches


    » Delivery of strategic advocacy and public campaigns to ensure the UK government places pressure on the UNFCCC to include WII
    » Full-time monitoring by a Policy Advisor of the political environment to track policymaking and funding pledges in relation to WII

    WII is included in the final UNFCCC agreement (evidenced via published reports, press releases and announcements).

    Aim 3

    WII mechanisms are put in place at the global, regional, national and sub-national levels


    » Community consultations conducted in high-risk countries to collect baseline data and provide direct beneficiary feedback into design of WII projects
    » High-level advocacy targeted at prioritising WII within any bilateral or multilateral funding for African countries to adapt to climate change
    » Advocacy training conducted with developing country partners to build their capacity to monitor effectiveness of WII projects on the ground
    » Pressure placed on the UK government to increase its support to regional risk pooling mechanisms as part of its climate change adaptation funding

    At least 70% of WII projects implemented by the UK and EC are public-private/NGO partnerships (project reports, developing country CSO/NGO consultations)

    Aim 4

    WII provided through adaptation funding are not solely market-based and target those most at risk


    » Community consultations conducted in high-risk countries to collect baseline data to establish need and produce indicators of achievement

    WII projects implemented by the UK and EC include social performance indicators to reach poorest people (when available - published documents, CSO/NGO consultation reports

  • Impact


    - WII products are implemented at UK, EC and UNFCCC levels via funding commitments over next 2-3 years
    - Farmers report feeling 60% less afraid to invest in their businesses due to being covered by WII
    - After 5 years, in locations where WII products are implemented, 60% less people are living in extreme poverty

    Success will be demonstrated through public reports, community interviews, policy papers, media articles, project evaluation


    As with any advocacy project, many external, influencing factors can help secure a final outcome, which also means such factors can also disrupt outcome attainment. Changes to the political, economic and social climates pose a risk to the ability of the UNFCCC to reach a final agreement & for the UK/EC to adopt a policy position/commit to a funding pledge. These risks will be managed by a flexible advocacy strategy with the ability to maintain prioritisation of the issue throughout.


    Donors will receive bi-annual monitoring reports, which detail the project's progress towards its goal. At the end of the project, donors will receive a final report that will detail the project's successes and discuss any challenges faced.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £168,429

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      Amount Heading Description
      £25,625 2 x MP/MEP Delegations Cultivating essential champions to raise WII up the political agenda
      £9,635 APPG Coordination Hosting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Microfinance - events & briefings to discuss WII
      £8,506 2 x Advocacy Tours Smallholder farming representative visit to UK to meet with public & politicians
      £10,352 2 x Media campaigns Build public support and awareness, including website and social media
      £87,227 Project Personnel Policy Advisor (1 FTE); Campaigns Coordinator (0.25 FTE) and Assistant (0.5 FTE)
      £13,624 Monitoring and Evaluation Community consultations, monitoring field visits (EC and high-risk countries), final evaluation
      £13,460 Project Administration Percentage of overheads, printing, materials, communication costs
  • Background


    The project will be carried out primarily within the UK and European Union, with frequent visits to high-risk countries in Africa to conduct appropriate community consultations and to build advocacy capacity where efforts need to be targeted on a regional or national level.
    UK activities will occur in London (high-level advocacy) and across the UK (public/grassroots campaigning). European activities will be conducted in Brussels.


    Final beneficiaries of this project are the 1.5 billion smallholder farmers living in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who are at risk of losing their income in the event of extreme weather (increased rainfall or drought that causes crops to fail). These beneficiaries produce the food consumed by 80% of the population across these regions, therefore these populations become indirect beneficiaries of the project in the long-term. The exact number of people to benefit is not possible to predict.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    RESULTS UK enjoys a strong reputation amongst decision-makers in the UK and EC for its effectiveness and respectful advocacy approach. Its dual approach - high-level and grassroots - allows issues to gain traction quickly and travel rapidly up the political ladder, which serves to strengthen our advocacy activities. By focusing on advocacy we are able to keep our overheads low whilst leveraging our income to achieve long-term,positive outcomes for people on a national, regional or global scale.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Policy Advisor (To Be Recruited At Start Of Project)

    Coordinate office-led advocacy. They will be supervised by RESULTS UK Exec. Director, Aaron Oxley (10 yrs microfinance experience on the ground).

    Felix Jakens - Grassroots Coordinator (Held Position With RESULTS For 2 Years)

    Felix coordinates all activities to generate grassroots/public support for project goals. He is well-known and respected across our network.

    Tom Maguire - Grassroots Campaigns Assistant

    Tom supports the coordination of grassroots activities. He has over 5 years experience of developing digital media content for the general public.