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)
Monitoring and evaluation
The Regional Public Goods Initiative is promoting an evaluation effort in order to find and estimate the impact of RPG projects, and extract lessons learned for other regional cooperation projects. The importance of an RPG evaluation agenda lies in the fact that rigorous evaluation (and its results) would allow to take evidence-based decisions and refocus the RPG Initiative as a relevant instrument for regional development.
RPG projects can have different approaches during the Monitoring and Evaluation process. A first approach can be placed on interactions, products and networks that an RPG project creates during its implementation. Secondly, the spotlight can be placed on whether countries adopt the project on a national level or find some internal barriers to do so. Then, the target is to measure the results of the implementation of the project, in a tangible and rigorous way. Furthermore, an impact evaluation and a cost-benefit analysis can be conducted to estimate the effect and extract lessons about the success or failure of RPG projects.