Updated Jan 11, 2019CLOSED

Supporting Projects in the Areas of Human Rights, Democracy, Economic Growth and Inclusion

Offered by Department for International Development

The British Embassy is seeking to support projects and activities in Costa Rica and Nicaragua that focus on the following thematic areas:

-Human Rights & Democracy - for example, strengthened democratic governance and rule of law; increased equality and non-discrimination for women and disadvantaged groups and strengthened freedom of the press.
-Economic Growth and Inclusion - for example: fostering economic inclusion; improving the business environment; and strengthening cyber security
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CLOSEDApr 15, 2019Deadline
$10,000 - $20,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Implemented In:
CountryCosta Rica and Nicaragua
Focus AreasDemocracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Economic Growth and Trade and Inclusion
Expected Outcomes

-Increased accountability and transparency, demonstrated, for example, through improved
-Transparency Index scores or stronger mechanisms for checks and balances in institutional frameworks, leading to greater alignment of policies and practices in line with international standards
-Reforms and implementation of policies aimed at promoting conditions for open markets and improving the business environment, such as, but not limited to promoting competitiveness, streamlining processes to facilitate trade, tackling bureaucracy and reducing the potential for illicit trade
-Improved resilience to cyber-attacks and online crime, that guarantees a safe and stable online space for the public and makes the country a safer place to do business;
-Greater economic inclusion through entrepreneurship and innovation, especially for women entrepreneurs
-Decrease in reported gender-based violence, discrimination and harassment towards women, members of the LGBT community and other marginalised groups
-Reduction in reported harassment of and violence against journalists; improved enabling environment in which freedom of the press is protected and respected

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of FundsAdministration costs for delivering a project should not exceed 10% of the total project budget
Impact Evaluation/M&E PlanProject design includes clear monitoring and evaluation procedures

Application Directions

Proposals must be submitted using the relevant bid form and Activity based budget template provided online to the given email contact.
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