EU: Providing Evidence and Analysis to Support Decisions on Universal Health Coverage in Burkina Faso

Deadline: 23 July 2018

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting applications for its grant program entitled “Providing evidence and analysis to support decisions on universal health coverage in Burkina Faso”.

The overall objective of this call for proposals is to help strengthen the Ministry of Health’s leadership in evidence-based prioritization, mobilization, allocation and utilization of health resources.

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:

  • Provide the Ministry of Health and CNAMU with factual data and analysis on the availability, access and quality of health services offered.
  • Provide the Ministry of Health and the CNAMU with analyzes and factual data on the financial protection of the population in terms of health expenditure.

Program Activities

  • Establish a decision support unit for universal health coverage
  • Constitute a decision support database for universal health coverage
  • Ensure the communication of the results of analyzes and evidence to decision-makers, technical staff and the general public

Funding Information

The overall indicative amount made available under this Call for Proposals is EUR 2,000,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Lead applicant
    • To be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must meet the following conditions:
      • be a legal person and
      • be non-profit making; and
      • belong to one of the following categories:
        • non-governmental organization,
        • non-profit association,
        • public sector operator, and
      • be established in a Member State of the European Union or other countries as indicated in the basic act of the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement, as set out in Annex IV to that Agreement, as amended by Decision No 1/2014 of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers of 20 June 2014 (2014/428 / EU), (Eligibility 2014-2020).
      • For applicants from the United Kingdom: It should be emphasized that the eligibility criteria must be met throughout the duration of the grant agreement. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the Union during the grant period without entering into an agreement with the Union, in particular to ensure that United Kingdom applicants continue to be eligible, applicants will cease to receive funding from the United Kingdom. Union (while continuing, if possible, to participate in the project) or will be forced to leave the project on the basis of Article 12.2 of the General Conditions of the Grant Agreement.
      • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant (s) and the affiliated entity (ies) and not act as an intermediary, and
      • have its headquarters or a representation in Burkina Faso and
      • Have experience in health system research for at least 3 years, and
      • Have already managed financial resources of an annual amount greater than or equal to the annual tranche of the grant
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or receive a grant if they are in one of the situations
  • Co-Applicant (s)
    • The co-applicants participate in the definition and implementation of the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
    • Co-applicants must meet the eligibility criteria that apply to the lead applicant itself.
    • If the applicant is not a legal entity having its seat in Burkina Faso, at least one of the co-applicants must be a legal entity having its seat in Burkina Faso
    • If the grant is awarded to them, the potential co-applicants will become the beneficiaries of the action together with the coordinator.
  • Affiliated entity (ies)
    • The lead applicant and its co-applicants may act with one or more affiliated entities.
    • Only the following entities may be considered affiliated to the lead applicant and / or the co-applicant (s):
      • Only those entities structurally related to the applicants (the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular in capital or legal terms.
    • This structural link mainly covers two notions:
      • control within the meaning of Directive 2013/34 / EU on annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings:
        • Entities affiliated with an applicant may therefore be:
          • entities controlled directly or indirectly by the applicant (subsidiary or subsidiary of first rank) or controlled by an entity itself controlled by the applicant (sub-subsidiaries or second level subsidiaries). This is valid for other levels of control;
          • entities controlling directly or indirectly by the applicant (parent company). In the same way, it may be entities controlling a company controlling the applicant;
          • entities with the same level of direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).
        • membership, ie the applicant is legally defined as eg a network, a federation, an association to which the affiliated entity participates, or the applicant participates in the same organization (eg network, federation or association) than the proposed affiliated entity.

How to Apply

In order to apply for the grants, applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

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