Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Inviting applications for Danida Market Development Partnerships 2017.

Donor Name: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Funding name:  Danida Market Development Partnerships 2017

Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched the 2017 call for proposals for Danida Market Development Partnerships.

Danida Market Development Partnerships contributes to sustainable market development that promotes the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Focusing on SDG 8 the main objective is to promote sustainable local economic growth and employment in developing countries. The Partnerships programme features an innovative approach to involvement of the business sector and contributes to motivating and mobilizing investments from the private sector.

The point of departure for a partnership project is a business idea driven by one or more private businesses. The business idea must support the development objective. Danida support is provided to combine knowledge and resources from different actors with the aim to ensure wider development results. The programme thus promotes broad partnerships federating businesses, civil society organizations, knowledge institutions, business organizations and other non-commercial partners.

Deadline: The application deadline is 15 September 2017.

Funding details link:  http://um.dk/en/danida-en/business/danida-market-development-partnerships/

Funding limit: Applicants may apply for a total grant of minimum DKK 5 million and maximum DKK 8 million for the partnership project (including possible grant for project development mentioned below).

Applicants successful at the concept note stage will be invited to submit a full Project Proposal. Invitation to submit a full Project Proposal provides the applicants with the opportunity to apply for up to DKK 500,000 for covering project development costs including studies, partner visits etc. during the project development period.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: It is expected that DMDP will support 6-12 projects per year from 2017 to 2020. Projects may run from 3-5 years.

Eligible organization: As below

● The programme will work as a competitive Challenge Fund through a cost-sharing mechanism that invites partner consortia to apply for support. Applications from partner consortia must present a solid business case that addresses key development issues and with the aim of becoming commercially sustainable.
● The partner consortium: A consortium must as a minimum include a business partner (commercial partner) and a non-commercial partner (administrative partner). Consortia are encouraged to include other relevant partners, which could be a civil society organization, business member organization, employer association, public authorities and other public institutions, trade union, university college/business school, research institution, international organization etc. The model is accordingly open to consortia mobilizing partners with different profiles and business sizes. A consortium must include at least one local partner from the partner country. The Partnership Project must build on the core business of the business partner(s) and also be part of the core activities of other participating partners.
● The administrative partner: The application for support must be submitted by (one of) the non-commercial partner(s) (referred to as the administrative partner). The administrative partner will be overall responsible on behalf of the partner consortium for administrating the project and must play a key role in the implementation of the project. Therefore, the administrative partner must document beneficiary relevant relations in the partner country (direct relations or through partner organizations). Multilateral organizations and public institutions (e.g. ministries,
● Eligible countries: The programme is available in Denmark’s priority countries and in countries with a GNI per capita below the World Bank limit of lower middle income countries (at present USD 4,125) with a Danish representation. As well as selected focus countries in regional initiatives and countries under particular strain with a Danish representation.
Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Egypt, Vietnam, Georgia, Niger, India, The Philippines, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Palestine, Morocco, Ukraine, Jordan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Nigeria. Indonesia, Lebanon, Ghana, Tanzania, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Mali

Submission mail: vbe@um.dk

Other important link:
Guideline: http://um.dk/~/media/UM/Danish-site/Documents/Danida/Danida%20Business/DMDP/Danidaprogram_Guidelines.pdf?la=en
● Form: http://um.dk/~/media/UM/Danish-site/Documents/Danida/Danida%20Business/DMDP/DMDP%20APPLICATION%20FORM%20-%20Concept%20Note%20-%20revised%20May%202017_3005_2%20(002).docx?la=en
● Administrative guideline: http://um.dk/~/media/UM/Danish-site/Documents/Danida/Danida%20Business/DMDP/Administrative%20Guidelines%20for%20DMDP_June2017.pdf?la=en

How to apply:
● Submission of a brief Concept Note for the project outlining expected scope, purpose, partners etc. as well as possible needs for further investigations needed to prepare a full Project Proposal. The Concept Note may include an application for support to develop­ment of the full Project Proposal, cf. details above.
● Based on an assessment of the Concept Notes, the DMFA will make a shortlist of the project concepts that achieve the highest scores based on the assessment criteria presented in Annex 1 (to qualify, consortia must reach a minimum score of 70 point, see Annex 1 for further details). DMFA will invite the shortlisted consortia to individual clarification meetings. Based on the concept note, as well as the individual meetings, DMFA will select the successful applicants up to the maximum available grant for the year. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will enter into preliminary grant agreements with the suc­cessful applicants at this stage. Final funding agreement will be subject to approval of a full Project Proposal. If needed Danida may request budget adjustments of individual projects. Partner Consortia not successful at Concept Note stage will be informed and provided a short assessment of the concept note.
● Submit the application document to vbe@um.dk before the deadline

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