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Call for proposals for the 2007 Development Marketplace Global Competition

September 28, 2006

What is DM all about?

The World Bank's Development Marketplace, in collaboration with the Health, Nutrition and Population team  announces its Call for Proposals for the 2007 Global Development Marketplace (DM2007). Entitled Improving Results in Health, Nutrition and Population for the Poor, DM2007 expects to award at least US$4 million for ideas that support innovative approaches for achieving better health, nutrition and  population outcomes for poor people  in developing countries. The maximum award size is US$200,000.

Who can apply?

Proposals are welcome from a range of development innovators - individuals, civil society groups, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, private foundations, government agencies, academia, the private sector, as well as staff from the World Bank Group and other donor organizations.

How and when to submit proposals?

Proposals should be submitted by November 17, 2006  on one of the following sub-themes:

  • Innovative mechanisms to reach vulnerable groups;
  • Public-private partnerships to improve delivery of health goods and services;
  • Innovative inter-sectoral linkages, such as improving water supply, sanitation services, indoor air pollution, roads, etc., for illness/disease/injury prevention;
  • Cost-effective approaches/methods/technologies to improve local capacity to gather, analyze and apply health, nutrition and population data.

Proposals will be accepted through the Development Marketplace website at http://www.developmentmarketplace.org

Interested people can visit the website for competition guidelines, the on-line proposal form, and step-by-step instructions in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Overall schedule of the activity

Call for Proposals: September 20th, 2006 to November 17th, 2006

Announcement of Finalists : February 9th, 2007

Marketplace Competition & Knowledge Forum : May 22nd & 22rd, 2007