Call for Bids for the Panama Human Rights Programme Fund is now Open

Deadline: 15 May 2019

British Embassy Panama City invites non-profit organisations and civil society to submit project concept bids for 2019-2020 Human Rights and Democracy Programme (HRDP).

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The HRDP is the FCO’s dedicated fund for supporting human rights and democracy overseas. The programme seeks to make the world safer and fairer by supporting human rights, democracy, good governance, and the rule of law.

Funding Information

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Typical projects should range in value up to USD 12,000 (with a minimum bid size of USD 5,000) and should aim to work with organisations from the government, civil society and the private sector. Projects must have completed 85% of spend by the 31 December 2019, and completed all activities by the 28 February 2020.

Priority Areas

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British Embassy Panama City seeks project proposals in the following priority areas:

Official Development Assistance

All expenditures must qualify as ODA. Official Development Assistance (ODA) is a term created by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to measure aid. ODA should be undertaken by the official sector (official agencies, including state and local governments, or their executive agencies) and has promotion of economic development and welfare as the main objective.

Assessment Criteria

  • value for money.
  • evidence of local demand/need.
  • project viability, including capacity of implementing organisation(s).
  • project design, including clear, achievable objectives/outputs.
  • sustainability.
  • good risk and stakeholder management.

How to Apply

The Project Proposal Form (including an Activity Based Budget) should be submitted in English at the address given on the website. Please name both the file and e-mail subject as “HRDP 2019: XXX name of the implementer.”

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