In response to the exceptional circumstances that the world and Latin America and the Caribbean are experiencing, the 2020 Call for Proposals under the Regional Public Goods Initiative:
Will prioritize the resources available to finance proposals related to the coordination of policies and solutions at the regional level to tend to, prevent and deal with future consequences of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean, in line with the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) initiatives underway to meet these needs in the social, fiscal, infrastructure, environmental, and trade fields, among others. Notwithstanding, the Initiative will continue accepting proposals in other priority areas aligned with the IDB's sectoral goals, objectives, and priorities on a subsidiary basis.
Will accept official emails (PDF format) from the highest level of the governmental agency responsible for public policy affected by the proposal, in lieu of the letter of commitment generally required for proposal eligibility. These emails must indicate the intent of the relevant authority to participate and support the project in question, in the same tenor as the model letter of commitment available at www.iadb.org/rpg. In the case of proposals from the private non-profit sector, the no-objection of the official IDB link will also be accepted via email (PDF). Please note that these letters or emails must be uploaded as PDF files directly into their allocated slots in the online submission form. Due to tracking and possible errors, letters or emails directed to BPR@iadb.org will not be considered.
New closing date of the 2020 Call for Proposals: May 15, 2020 at 05:00 p.m. (US Eastern Standard Time)
The IDB reviews and selects proposals presented to Annual CFPs by means of a four-stage process:
STAGE 1. DETERMINATION OF ELIGIBILITY
- Verification of the regional dimension of the proposal
- Verification of the public dimension of the proposal
STAGE 2. TECHNICAL REVIEW OF ELIGIBLE PROPOSALS AND RANKING
- Review of the technical soundness of the proposal: analysis of the objectives; expected benefits; planned activities to produce the regional public good; the coherence of the budget proposal with the planned activities; and the capacity of the executing agency
- Ranking of proposals considered technically sound based on three criteria: (i) strategic relevance; (ii) regional value added; and (iii) sustainability
STAGE 3. COUNTRY RELEVANCE
- Priorization of proposals as high, medium or low priority according to their alignment with priorities in participating countries
STAGE 4. APPROVAL
- Approval of the list of proposals recommended for financing based on the inputs received during stages 1 to 3