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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Public Management, Services

Beneficiaries: Banks, Development NGOs, Non-profit organisations, Research centres

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific

Category: Call for Proposals

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WE funding – EDF – Enhance…
Funds for: Enhancing domestic accountability at national and local level through improved capacity of CSOs, Academia and Media
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Enhancing domestic accountability at national and local level through improved capacity of CSOs, Academia and Media
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives 
– Enhance domestic accountability at national and local level through improved capacity of CSOs, Academia and Media;
– Strengthen evidence gathering, analysis and communication of findings to provide viable policy options as well as to professionalise the PFM practitioners in Malawi

Priorities
– Lot 1: Follow up and analysis of key budget cycle events at national and local level;
– Lot 2: Academic research: building robust evidence from available information / anecdotal studies to inform and facilitate decision making at policy level;
– Lot 3: Enhanced PFM curriculum at tertiary institutions and other relevant bodies to professionalise PFM practitioners in Malawi

Among financed actions
* Lot 1: Follow up and analysis of key budget cycle events at national and local level
– Build national platforms and fora for discussion;
– Activities which will follow and scrutinise the budget expenditures of the general budget at an aggregated level and provide details and periodic updates to the general public;
– Activities which will follow and scrutinise budget expenditures pertaining to public procurement at national level and provide details and periodic updates to the general public
* Lot 2: Academic research: building robust evidence from available information / anecdotal studies to inform and facilitate decision making at policy level
– Research, which will analyse available information and anecdotal case studies from e.g. MDAs and parastatals to propose viable policy options (e.g. expenditure, revenue, taxation) for consideration at the appropriate level. Attention shall be given to innovatively include the general public in such deliberations and debate;
– Establishment of research networks or teams, which analyse PFM issues of general interest and provide reviews, analysis and policy options for public discussion. Consideration shall be given to innovatively include the general public in such a debate
* Lot 3: Enhanced PFM curriculum at tertiary institutions and other relevant bodies to professionalise PFM practitioners in Malawi.
– Design and implement courses (e.g. diploma courses (integrated into a tertiary degree), summer courses, evening course, etc.) to allow interested students and professionals to further their academic education in the area of PFM. The project duration should include as a minimum the finalisation of one student cohort

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 48 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person
– Be established in an ACP State, a Member State of the European Union, Beneficiaries of the Instrument for pre-accession assistance, a Member State of the European Economic Area, Overseas Countries and Territories, developing countries and territories, as included in the OECD-DAC list of ODA Recipients, which are not members of the G20 group, without prejudice to the status of the Republic of South Africa, a Member State of the OECD, in the case of contracts implemented in a Least Developed Country (LDC) or a Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC), or in the case of contract implemented in regional or global programmes which include at least one LDC or HIPC country

– The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s). For the applicant not established in Malawi, the involvement in the action of at least one co-applicant established in Malawi is obligatory.

* Actions must take place in Republic of Malawi