UNDP in Georgia: Civil Service Innovation Grants in Support of the Public Administration Reform

Deadline: 4 September 2017

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Georgia is seeking applications for its “Civil Service Innovation Grants” under the project Support to Public Administration Reform of Georgia (PAR).

Primary purpose of the Civil Service Innovation Grants is to support initiatives that contribute to the smooth, effective and timely implementation of ongoing Public Administration Reform.

Applying organizations are expected to devise proposals on the most topical and challenging areas wherever most needed. CSOs are seen in this process as key possible partners of relevant government institutions to fill in the existing gaps and provide innovative, practical solutions.


  • Build strong CSO network focusing on the implementation and monitoring of PAR.
  • Facilitate lasting partnership between the government and civil society organizations.
  • Enhance the role of the civil society in the PAR process.
  • Encourage the flow of the best, innovative international practices in the context of PAR.

Funding Information

Maximum amount allocated for each grant is USD 150,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-profit organizations (civil society organizations; think tanks; educational institutions, including public universities, training institutions; etc.) that have at least five years of proven experience in project management, policy research, policy analysis, human resource development and similar.
  • Experience of managing of projects with comparable budget size within the last two years will be considered as an asset.
  • Organizations should be registered in accordance with the legal requirements of the Government of Georgia and must be able to provide organization’s statute along with the debt certificate upon request.
  • Although, not mandatory, CSOs are welcome to submit proposals as coalitions. In this case, main applicants must provide support letters from relevant co-applicants specifying the role of the co-applicant.
  • In case of coalition, the main applicant shall have at least five years of proven experience in project management, policy research, policy analysis, human resource development and similar (see above), whereas co-applicants shall have at two three years of prove experience in the similar areas.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Georgia

For more information, please visit UNDP.

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