British Embassy Asunción

The British Embassy in Asunción is now accepting undertaking proposals for the 2019/2020 financial yr (26 August 2019 – 20 December 2019). Deadline for submission of proposals is Friday 19 July 2019 (till the middle of the night, Paraguay time).
Call for bids

This 12 months, the British Embassy will run a competitive bidding manner looking for to assist initiatives and sports as much as USD 8,000 that deliver actual and measurable results in the guide of development in Paraguay. All expenses need to qualify as Official Development Assistance (ODA), as described by way of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and have the promoting of financial improvement and welfare of the human beings of Paraguay as the main goal. We are mainly interested in tasks proposals focused on the subsequent thematic regions of work:
Inclusive Economic Growth and Improvement of Business Environment

Projects aiming to support inclusive monetary boom and development for rural and concrete deprived agencies; increasing duty and transparency in key monetary sectors or government institutions; supporting reforms and implementation of policies aimed toward promoting situations for open markets, consisting of, but no longer restricted to promoting competitiveness, streamlining approaches to facilitate exchange, increasing sustainability and innovation, tackling corruption and bureaucracy, lowering the capability for illicit trade, monetary crime and cash laundry.
Human Rights

Strengthening freedom of press and safety of journalists, media workers and strengthening their legal rights; growing participation of women in politics for positions of leadership and impact; increasing equality and non-discrimination, reducing violence against women, LGBT+, Afro-Paraguayan network, indigenous human beings and other disadvantaged businesses; raising cognizance and promoting gender equality; strengthening democratic governance and rule of law.

Note: Strengthening freedom of the press is FCO’s global precedence this 12 months.

In particular, promoting ladies schooling; ability building packages for the development of the tutorial system; get right of entry to to formal education or opportunities for extracurricular schooling, consisting of however no longer limited to technology, language studying, sciences, and civic participation may additionally bid?
Eligibility standards

In order to be eligible, your agency or organization have to be a prison entity, not-for-income or industrial company, a registered non-governmental (NGO) or governmental corporation, academia, studies institutions, and must reveal:

Proof of legal registration

Previous revel in handing over and handling initiatives

Preferably previous experience running with worldwide organizations/organizations

Project bid guidance

Projects are funded underneath a repayment scheme for an unmarried financial 12 months going for walks from 26 August 2019 to 20 December 2019, with no expectancies of persevered investment past this era
Minimum project finances USD five,000
Maximum mission budget USD 8,000
Please be aware that proposals close to minimal and maximum can be taken into consideration
Each institution may also submit up to most of 2 proposals

Project assessment

Project bids will be assessed towards the following criteria:

Alignment with the above mentioned thematic regions

Achievable consequences inside the investment length and sustainability after the funding ends

Clear assignment layout which incorporates monitoring and assessment processes

Identified dangers and planned mitigation

The corporation’s safeguarding regulations that ensure the protection of beneficiaries

Demonstrated fee for cash in the Activity Based Budget (ABB) Process

Ensure that the Activity Based Budget (ABB) is inside the equal foreign money because the bank account in which finances reimbursements are to be obtained. Utilize the Excel template furnished underneath

Proposals have to be acquired via nighttime on 19 July 2019 (until midnight, Paraguay time). All proposals received in a unique layout or way to the only requested, in a language aside from English and/or submitted after the set date and time will not be considered

Proposals decided on for further attention and due diligence information will be notified with the aid of 6 August 2019

The British Embassy in Asuncion objectives to sign grant agreements with successful implementers between 12 and 20 August 2019

Due to the high variety of bids we receive, we’re unable to provide exact comments to unsuccessful bids