This call for proposals was launched on 1 May 2018 and closed on 11 June 2018. Under this call, 21 Civil Society Alliances from 19 SUN countries received grants worth a total of USD 3.4 million.
The call for proposals focused on supporting national Civil Society Alliances and their activities to strengthen participation in the national multi-stakeholder platform. It also aimed to ensure a coordinated, aligned and effective national response to malnutrition.
Projects included activities at both the national and/or subnational levels, depending on what was considered realistic by applicants based on their situation and organizational capacity.
The Grant Evaluation Committee considered each proposal in a two-stage selection process. The first stage of the process assessed the eligibility of each applicant and whether their application was compliant. The second stage involved a programmatic evaluation of the merits of the proposal, the project activities and project budget.
In accordance with the Pooled Fund project agreement, a competitive call for proposals was posted in English, French and Spanish on the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) website from 1 May until 11 June 2018. UNOPS received a total of 67 applications. Of these, 28 satisfied the initial eligibility criteria and were evaluated by the Pooled Fund Grant Evaluation Committee.
The CFP was advertised by the SUN Movement through the SUN Movement Secretariat’s communication channels, that is, on its website, on social media and through a direct email campaign. The SUN Movement Civil Society Network Steering Committee also advertised the CFP through its own social media accounts, in newsletters and through a direct email campaign in order to solicit as many eligible applications as possible.
UNOPS, the SUN Movement Secretariat, the SUN Civil Society Network and the SUN Donor Network all supported the solicitation process.
A total of 21 applicants passed the threshold for technical compliance, which was set at 72 points (out of a maximum of 120 points), or 60%.