Call for Proposal 2016: Brazil Prosperity Fund for Environment, Health, Infrastructure & Education!

Deadline: 15 February 2016

The British Embassy Brasilia has announced a Prosperity Fund over the next 5 years to promote the economic reform and development needed for growth in partner countries.

The Funding priorities will include improving the business climate, competitiveness and operation of markets, energy and financial sector reform, and increasing the ability of partner countries to tackle corruption.

Focus Areas

  • Business Environment
    • Trade Openness & Efficiency Reform
    • Public Efficiency Reform
    • Financial Markets Development
    • Transparency and Justice System Reform
    • Tax Simplification
  • Education
    • Strengthening English language proficiency
    • Higher Education Promotion / internationalisation
    • Technical, Vocational, Teacher Training
    • Education technology and PPPs
  • Health
    • Health Sector Reform
    • Innovation in Health
  • Infrastructure
    • Financing for Infrastructure: Public Private Partnerships
    • Infrastructure policy, legal and regulatory reform
    • Smart Cities
  • Low Carbon and Energy
    • Climate Policy Instruments & Climate Finance
    • Low Carbon Technologies and Green Growth
    • Energy Security
    • Renewables
    • Oil and Gas

Funding

The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review announced a £1.3bn Prosperity Fund over the next 5 years to promote the economic reform and development needed for growth in partner countries.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Prosperity Fund accepts project proposals from the Brazilian government and from implementing agencies (civil society, think-tanks, and commercial organizations).
  • The primary beneficiary of the project proposal submitted to the Prosperity Fund must be Brazil, in line with DAC criteria.
  • All proposals must include a governmental beneficiary (any of the 3 levels or agencies).
  • Proposals may include more than one implementing agency.
  • In the case of proposals submitted by an implementing agency, proposal must include evidence of Government engagement and support. If they were not consulted, the project proposal should explain how the project will engage the necessary stakeholders to attain buy-in.
  • Project proposals must contribute directly to the objectives and support at least one of the key areas listed on Brazil Prosperity Fund objectives (mentioned above).
  • Proposals focusing purely on research, analysis, seminars or workshops will not be relevant unless they lead to specific and measurable actions.
  • Proposals should outline impact and clearly state what transformational changes the project will generate.
  • Proposals should demonstrate that the project will produce sustainable outcomes.
  • Only proposals with a minimum value of £150k and up to £300k will be accepted.
  • The bids should consider that the projects must be implemented within the British Fiscal Year (April 2016 to March 2017).
  • Contract signing is subject to due diligence which all implementing agencies must undergo.
  • Co-funding is not required but encouraged either in kind or in cash.

How to Apply

Applicants must use the Concept Bid Form given on the website.

For more information, Please visit 2016 Brazil Fund.