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Prosperity Fund 2014-15 bidding open

The UK Delegation to the OECD is now inviting concept bids to its Prosperity Fund 2014-15.

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Prosperity Fund bidding

The Prosperity Fund programme at the UK Delegation to the OECD exists to build on the OECD’s unique position as an inter-governmental forum for the development and exchange of best practice and international policy on climate change, energy security and open, stable, global growth.

Call for proposals

The UK Delegation to the OECD is now inviting concept bids to its Prosperity Fund 2014-15.

We are seeking project proposals that focus specifically on one or more of the following objectives:

  • OECD is driver of an open, transparent and sustainable world economy

  • OECD/IEA support an accelerated shift in policy and practice to enable greener growth

  • OECD/IEA support international efforts on climate change mitigation and adaption

  • IEA facilitates greater global security of energy resources

The deadline for Concept Bids is Friday 21 March 2014

The bidding process is run in two stages: concept and full bid. Only bids approved through the concept stage will be considered for full bids.

The supporting documentation should be used in completing a concept bid:

  1. Prosperity Fund Strategy (MS Word Document, 128KB)

  2. Project Concept Bid Form (MS Word Document, 47.5KB)

  3. Budget template for bid (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 16.7KB)

  4. How to Complete a Concept Bid (MS Word Document, 21.9KB)

Eligibility

  • Project proposals must contribute directly to the UK Delegation Prosperity Fund Strategy 2014-15. All project proposals must address one or more of these objectives and make clear how they will contribute to the respective indicators in the in terms of real and measurable impact. More information is contained in the
  • Project proposals must be submitted on the concept bid form using the Activity Based Budget template. Your concept proposals must demonstrate the following criteria:

Criteria

Your concept proposals must demonstrate the following criteria: * Value added – why the OECD/IEA is best placed to do the work and not another implementer

  • Impact – sustainable, high level policy change

  • Action - practical interventions leading to real differences in decision making. Evidence or analysis should be translated into action plans. Proposals focusing purely on research, analysis, seminars or workshops will not be relevant unless they lead to specific and measurable actions.

  • Stakeholder buy-in. Partners can include governments, business and NGOs. Host governments must have been consulted and be supportive (or if not, then project must demonstrate how buy in from stakeholders will achieve outcomes).

  • ODA eligibility

  • Co-funding (not essential but desirable).

  • Demonstrate a strong UK expertise link

  • Communications strategy to disseminate the results of the project.

Time frame

Projects are for one year. Projects should begin from 1 May 2014 and must be completed by end 31 March 2015. Multi-year projects will be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Budget

We will fund projects up to a value of £200,000 in addition to co-funding. Projects in excess of that amount may be considered exceptionally. You should bid for what you think the project will cost to deliver. Support will depend on the merits of the project.

Published 27 February 2014