The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is pleased to announce Call for Proposals for Civil Society Grants in support of Public Administration Reform.
The purpose of the CSO grant contest is to facilitate research and analysis in the Public Administration Reform and contribute to the effective and timely implementation of the PAR and the advancement of evidence-based policymaking in the country. To this end, UNDP intends to:
- Support systematic, qualitative and quantitative research and analysis of the ongoing PAR reform with a focus on three priority areas: policy planning, civil service, and service delivery;
- Encourage the effective implementation of the PAR reform along with developing solutions to fill the relevant gaps, where applicable;
- Build expert capacity in academia and civil society to act as a partner to government stakeholders;
- Help create a lasting community of practitioners in civil society and government agencies;
- Encourage stronger linkages of PAR-related studies with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 (Peace, Justice, Strong Institutions), while at the same time adhering to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) principles and values.
- The specific topics for the given round of CSO grants under PAR 2 include research and/or project activities in the following priority areas:
- Advancing Performance Management in Civil Service through the Analysis of Labour Contract Employment Modality.
- Enhancing Opportunities of Better Jobs for Pension Age Workers in Georgian Public Service -Working Better with Age.
- Promoting Increased Representation of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in Public Service.
- Besides the above-listed specific topics, proposals related to other aspects of PAR are also welcome.
- The amount allocated for each grant is up to USD 12,000. Eligible costs include honorarium/salary of the project staff/researchers, travel costs, stationery, printing and translation, design of produced studies/reports, access to academic journals, databases, purchasing a limited number of books, articles or publications and other fees directly associated with this assignment.
- Non-profit civil society organizations and educational institutions (including public universities) with at least two years of proven experience in project management, policy research or analysis.
- Organizations should be registered following the legal requirements of the Government of Georgia and must be able to provide the organization’s statute and debt certificate.
- Although not mandatory, CSOs are welcome to submit proposals as coalitions.
- In this case, the main applicants must provide support letters from relevant co-applicants specifying the role of the co-applicant. In case of a coalition, the main applicant shall have at least two years of proven experience in project management, policy research or policy analysis (as indicated above), whereas co-applicants shall have at least one year of proven experience in similar areas.
- Decisions on awarding grants are made by the Grants Selection Board (hereinafter “GSB”). The Board will be comprised of representatives from UNDP, the Government of Georgia and the UK Government without voting rights.
- All GSB decisions on funding proposals will be taken within four weeks after the closing date for applications. UNDP will inform successful applicants in writing no later than one week after the date of the GSB decision.
- Applications will be disqualified and will not be further considered if they:
- Do not comply with the instructions provided in this announcement;
- Fail to adhere to the principles of non-discrimination and gender equality and social inclusion (GESI).
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=96903