The DGF has concluded the evaluation of expressions of interest (EOIs) that were received from prospective partners in response to its second call for expression of interest. The call for expression of interest was advertised on 16 and 17 April in Rupiny, Etop, Bukedde, New Vision , Daily Monitor and announced on the DGF website with a 9 May 8am EAT deadline.
The call resulted in a total of 279 expressions of interest, of which 54 were submitted after the deadline, 54 were duplications and 65 were either incomplete or ineligible for other reasons. This resulted in a total of 106 eligible applications that went through an evaluation process. The number of eligible submissions per priority area varied from a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 21. As the intention was to fill every priority with at least one prospective partner, this variance implied that the a priori probability to be selected also varied greatly between priority areas from 1 in 2 to 1 in 21.
All expressions of interest have been scored by a differing four head panels (each with 2 external and 2 DGF staff evaluators) on the basis of a pre-determined scoring framework and subsequently ranked by priority area and score. To be eligible, the overall score had to be at least 70% of the maximum score. An overview of all eligible expressions of interest was presented to the DGF Steering Committee in its meeting of 13 June 2018, together with a shortlist of 20 recommended organisations. In its meeting, the SC discussed the selection process and its outcome and approved the list of recommended organisations.
Successful organisations will be informed in the week of 25 June 2018. If you have not received a letter by the end of this week, your organization unfortunately has not been selected.
DGF wishes to thank all organisations that expressed an interest in working with DGF. Also, DGF wishes to emphasize that if you have not been selected, this does not mean that you submitted a weak or insufficient proposal. It just means that 1-2 other organisations submitted a (slightly) stronger proposal. As mentioned before, the a priori selection probability varied considerably between priority areas. Moreover, in most priority areas only one or two organisations were selected, implying that even if your expression of interest came 2nd or 3rd in many cases you would not be selected.
Finally, DGF regrets that due to the number of expressions of interest, it is not in a position to discuss the outcome with individual organisations. This communique serves as the final communication regarding the 2nd call for proposals.