GIZ BACKUP Health: New Guidelines and Application Process for TA and Project Mode

Some news about GIZ BACKUP's new Global Fund TA and Project mode application process and guidelines.

As of March 2018, BACKUP* have revised application process. Applicants now submit a simple one-page summary of their proposed project. Only after BACKUP has reviewed the concept note and provided feedback will applicants be asked to write a detailed proposal and share supporting documents. New guidelines explain the process: on BACKUP’s website you can now find updated guidelines for both project and consultancy mode applications. Three revised documents provide details on BACKUP’s three intervention areas: CCMs, health system strengthening and grant management. The guidelines also contain other updates, for example on budget sizes, eligible countries, time-frames and BACKUP’s results framework.

Eligible countries include:

  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique (only for the intervention area CCM), Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo
  • Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan
  • South-East Asia: Myanmar (only for the intervention area CCM), Nepal, Pakistan
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Colombia, Peru

Global Fund partner countries not listed here can also apply for short-term consultancy assistance. This option is explained in the guidelines under the section ‘Consultancy mode – flexible support’.

Organisations and institutions from EU member states are not eligible to submit applications.

The list of eligible countries and the availability of funds is subject to change. Applicants can check GIZ website regularly – especially before submitting an application.

The guidelines suggest applicants should apply for the project mode before October 2018 and for the consultancy mode before June 2019.

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*BACKUP- since 2002, the global health programme BACKUP Health has been assisting applicant countries in using Global Fund grants more effectively and efficiently. The initiative was commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and has been co-funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) since 2013.