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Call for Proposals: Civil Society Organizations in Mozambique

February 13, 2013

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Global Partnership for Social Accountability is calling for proposals from Mozambique's civil society organizations with a focus on health, education and extractive industries
  • Grant amounts range from US$500,000 to US$1 million in support of social accountability
  • The deadline for proposals is Thursday, March 14, 2013

Civil society organizations in Mozambique can win up to US$1 million in grant money for proposals focused on health, education and extractive industries.

The grants are being offered by the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), a coalition of donors, governments and civil society organizations (CSOs) that aims to improve development results by supporting capacity building for enhanced citizen feedback and participation. The GPSA will contribute to country-level governance reforms and improved service delivery. To achieve this objective, the GPSA provides strategic and sustained support to CSOs’ social accountability initiatives aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability.

The GPSA is pleased to announce its First Global Call for Proposals. In Mozambique, the GPSA seeks proposals on Social Accountability from Civil Society Organizations to do one of the following:

  • Monitor and report on the subnational transfers linked to the exploration and exploitation of the extractive industries, particularly in the regions of Nampula, Tete, and Cabo Delgado, to ensure the efficient allocation of resource. 
  • Monitor and report on the allocation of decentralized resources for -- and/or the quality of -- service provision in the health or education sectors
  • Strengthen institutional capacity of CSOs working on Social Accountability

Proposals may focus on one or more of the above mentioned priority areas.


GPSA Funding Modalities

  • Social Accountability Initiatives and Programs
  • Mentoring and capacity-building of nascent CSO, including on-granting. These proposals must be submitted by CSOs with proven track record on social accountability, that are legal entities in one of the “opted-in” countries and the activities should take place in one of these countries.
  • Strengthening institutional capacity of CSOs working on social accountability

What is a Civil Society Organization for the purpose of a GPSA?

  • Non-government organizations
  • Not-for-Profit media organizations
  • Charitable organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Professional organizations
  • Labor unions
  • Workers organizations
  • Associations of elected local representatives
  • Foundations
  • Policy development institutes
  • Research institutes

Eligibility Criteria for Civil Society Organizations

  • Legal status: the recipient needs to be a legal entity in Mozambique and provide proof of such legal status;

  • Representation: key criteria are community ties, accountability to members or beneficiaries, diversity and gender sensitivity;

  • Governance: sound internal management policies and practices, comprising organizational dimensions, such as clear management roles and responsibilities, clear methods of planning and organizing activities, human capital, financial and technical resources, and partnerships;

  • Transparency: including disclosure of sources of funding, financial accountability and governance transparency;

  • Fiduciary capacity: ability to meet applicable World Bank policies for grants;

  • Institutional capacity: appropriate scale of operations, facilities, and equipment;

  • Competence: proposed executing team possesses relevant skills and experience across all areas for which activities have been proposed;

  • Proven track record: organization can provide evidence of its experience (at least 3-5 years) in the area of the call for proposals, and a vision matching the goals of the GPSA.

For additional information and the E-application please visit the Global Partnership for Social Accountability

For help completing the E-application please contact: gpsa@worldbank.org



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