Call for Proposals: World Bank 2018 Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development

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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. We 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.

Requirements:

  • 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. We are especially interested in proposals that bring different types of organizations together and in seeing these organizations contribute and integrate their data.

Criteria for Funding:

        • 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.

Funding:

    Funding may range from between $25,000 and $250,000.
          • 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
          • Proposals must be submitted by

17:00 U.S. ET, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Application Deadline: 17:00 U.S. ET, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the World Bank 2018 Collaborative Data Innovations