United Nations Development Programme, Iraq Country Office
Small grants scheme:
Call for proposals
Meeting with NGOs/CSOs, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, 16 October
2014
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Contents
• Brief background
• Operational procedures
• Q&A
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Background (1)
• Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme
(ICRRP) for the next 2 years
• Income generation
• Job creation
• Capacity building of local communities
• Rehabilitation of basic social and productive
infrastructure
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Background (2)
• A Small Grants Scheme to strengthen cooperation
with NGOs/CSOs and jointly implement communitybased initiatives
• Innovative projects to respond to urgent socioeconomic needs of internally displaced people (IDPs)
and communities hosting them
• Social cohesion; develop self-reliance and build
resilience
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Approaches
• Participatory and integrated approach; strong focus
on local ownership
• Community-based approach with beneficiary
communities and local stakeholders
• Ensuring sustainability
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Requirements and procedures (1)
• NGOs/CSOs registered and operational in the
Kurdistan Region of Iraq
• Beneficiaries are IDPs and host communities
• One project per NGO/CSO, joint submissions
possible
• Projects amounting to US$ 50,000 – 300,000
• New deadline: 19 October, extended to 23 October
2014
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Requirement and procedures (2)
• Conflict-sensitive; to include mechanisms to increase
social cohesion
• ‘Do-not-harm’ principles in humanitarian aid (see
http://spherehandbook.org)
• Gender balance: at least 30% of women beneficiaries
• Focus on vulnerable groups amongst IDPs and host
communities, in particular women and youth
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Priority areas
• Small public infrastructure rehabilitation or
construction
• Cash assistance (cash for work)
• Income-generation; job creation
• Vocational and job skills training
• Local governance
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Selection criteria
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Technical soundness; well defined objectives = 25%
Sound implementation strategies = 25%
Appropriate budget = 20%
Conflict sensitivity = 15%
Capacity (to deliver) = 15%
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