Updated Jan 17, 2020CLOSED

Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) Third Call for Proposals

Offered by World Bank

The objective of We-Fi is to address financial and non-financial constraints faced by womenowned/led small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in countries/territories that are eligible for financing from the International Development Association (IDA) and/or the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), provided they are also eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) (list provided in Annex A of the attached guidelines).
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CLOSEDMar 30, 2020Deadline

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryMongolia, Guyana, Dominica, Cape Verde, Comoros, Guinea, Gambia, The, Fiji, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Chad, Cameroon, Cambodia, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Benin, Grenada, Haiti, Sao Tome and Principe, Samoa, Saint Lucia, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Malawi, Kiribati, Senegal, Rwanda, Nigeria, Niger, Mozambique, Moldova, Mauritania, Mali, Liberia, Lesotho, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Honduras, Guinea-Bissau, Cote d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Tuvalu, Togo, Timor-Leste, Tajikistan, Solomon Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Uzbekistan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Vanuatu, Tanzania, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Myanmar, Tonga and Yemen
Focus AreasGender
Entrepreneurship (Economic Growth and Trade)
The following accredited multilateral development banks (MDBs) are eligible to apply for We-Fi funding under this Third Call for Proposals: African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Invest, International Finance Corporation, Islamic Development Bank Group, and World Bank (the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association).

We-Fi can finance programs or projects in ODA-eligible countries and territories that are eligible to receive funding from the IBRD and/or IDA, including through trust funds administered by the World Bank (please see Annex A). For those proposals targeting Africa, special consideration will be given to those with activities in G-20 Compact Countries.

Application Directions

Proposals should be submitted as a PDF file via email to the We-Fi Secretariat at: we-fi@worldbankgroup.org.


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