Peer-to-Peer Institutional Support to the Anti-Corruption Commission and the National Audit Office in Zambia

Deadline: 9 July 2019

The European Union (EU) is currently inviting eligible organizations to submit proposals for Peer-to-Peer institutional support to the Anti-Corruption Commission and the National Audit Office in Zambia.

The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth through an increased mobilisation and effective use of domestic resources.

The specific objective of this call for proposals is to improve the oversight functions of the National Audit Office (NAO) and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on public spending through improved accountability, transparency and effectiveness in management of public resources.


The priorities of this call for proposals are:

  • For the support to the NAO:
    • Public Audit Act 2016 is operational and stakeholders are sensitised; and
    • Local Government Audit Directorate staffing and organisational arrangements are put in place;
    • Staff capacity development and training through exchange of staff with European SAIs covering specialised audit tasks are carried out.
  • For the support to the ACC:
    • Enhanced detection, investigation, forensic support in high profile investigations and prosecution of corruption cases; and
    • Strengthened corruption related legislation and policy guidelines to counteract corruption in public and private institutions; and
    • Establishment and strengthening of network of collaborators within government agencies involved; and
    • Corruption prevention in both the public and private sectors.

Funding Information

Indicative allocation of funds by lot/geographical distribution:

  • Lot 1: Peer-to-peer institutional support to the National Audit Office (NAO) in Zambia – EUR 2 000 000
  • Lot 2: Peer-to-peer institutional support to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Zambia – EUR 2 000 000

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • minimum amount: EUR 1 800 000.00
  • maximum amount: EUR 2 000 000.00


The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 30 months nor exceed 36 months.


Actions must take place in the following countries: Zambia and the Member States of the European Union.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Lead applicant
    • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
      • be a legal person and
      • be non-profit-making and
      • in case of Lot 1: be a Supreme Audit Institution of a Member State of the European Union in case of Lot 2: be a National Anti-Corruption agency or body of a Member State of the European Union,
      • be established in a Member State of the European Union. ‘For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. Unless sector-specific eligibility rules provide otherwise, if the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, applicants will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible to participate) or will be required to leave the project on the basis of Article 12.2 (e) (change of the legal situation of the beneficiary) of General Conditions to the grant agreement.’, and
      • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the coapplicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
    • The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s).
  • Co-applicant(s)
    • Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
    • Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant himself.
  • Affiliated entities
    • The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies).
    • Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to coapplicant(s):
      • Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link.
      • This structural link encompasses mainly two notions:
        • Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings:
          • Entities affiliated to an applicant may hence be:
            • Entities directly or indirectly controlled by the applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by the applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
            • Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
            • Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).
        • Membership, i.e. the applicant is legally defined as a e.g. network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (e.g. network, federation, association) as the proposed affiliated entities.

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 and download the guidelines.

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