The World Bank’s Development Data Group (DECDG), the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: 2018 Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development’ to support innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use.

Funding brief: The World Bank’s Development Data Group (DECDG), in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), is interested in supporting innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use. The collaborations should take place in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries, and be directed towards sustainable development generally, and linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in particular.

This initiative is supported by the World Bank’s Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) with financing from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Korea and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland.

This call has been issued to target improvements where needs are continuous or recurrent, and where innovations can be readily adapted to other regions and sectors. They are interested in projects that result in data or methods which allow data to be produced faster; in a more cost effective manner; at a higher resolution or granularity; or address data gaps. Our ultimate goal is to encourage collaboration, experimentation, learning and capacity development in the field of sustainable development data.

Themes of 2018: Scaling local data for impact: They are looking for innovations, which have an established proof of concept, and will provide more detailed, disaggregated, in-depth information to benefit local decision-making that can be replicated in other regions of the same country, or in a similar setting in a different country.

Fostering synergies between the communities of non-official data and official statistics: They are looking for collaborations which take advantage of the relative strengths and responsibilities of official (i.e., governmental) and non-official (e.g., private sector, civil society, social enterprises and academia) actors in the data ecosystem, and which can build lasting links between them.

Criteria: In summary, proposals must include the following elements:
● A focus on the 2018 theme of scaling local data is required and a focus on the theme of fostering synergies between communities of non-official data and official statistics is preferred (and may strengthen your proposal).
● A link to specific data needs of monitoring or implementing the SDGs.
● Evidence of support and involvement from an end-user as part of the project consortium.
● A minimum of two collaborating organizations, inclusive of the end-user.
● Be implemented in a low- and/or lower-middle-income country.
● Proposals that include these elements will be reviewed by a multi-stakeholder peer review committee and a portfolio of those will be selected for funding. The committee will include members of the Secretariat and Technical Advisory Group of GPSDD, representatives from the World Bank and others from across sectors, disciplines and regions

Donor Name: The World Bank’s Development Data Group (DECDG), the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline: August, 16th, at 3:00am in your local time zone (GMT +6)

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: The amount of funding available for each project will range from $25,000 to $250,000.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: March, 1st, 2019

Project duration: Funding will commence after March, 1, 2019. All implementation work must be completed before June, 30, 2020, with another three months available for evaluation and documenting lessons learned.

Eligible organization: As below

● Any consortium, with at least two organizations, may apply. Consortium members may include social enterprises, for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, international organizations, academic organizations, networks and partnerships. They are especially interested in proposals that bring different types of organizations together and in seeing these organizations contribute and integrate their data.
● To better understand how the proposed project supports action and decision making, a specific end-user of the project’s outputs (e.g., a government agency or organization who needs and can act on the outputs) must be identified and included as part of the team applying. However, the lead organization may not be a government organization (including United Nations agencies) as project awards will be in the form of vendor contracts with the World Bank and subject to World Bank’s vendor contract terms.

Eligible Country: They prioritize funding work intended to improve the state of sustainable development data in low­ and lower­-middle-­income countries.

 Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
● Applicants must submit the following proposal elements, all in English, via this online application system.
● A set of narrative responses that addresses the criteria above
● A high-level budget (Note that awards will be in form of vendor contracts and that indirect costs or administration fees, as well as the purchase of equipment (any durable good with a value of $1,000 or more) are not allowed.)
● Letters of support from all collaborating organizations
● Letters of support from all end users of the project

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