Post Date: 
4 Sep 2017


The Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) is pleased to announce completion of the Expression of Interest (EoI) process. The DGF Programme Management Unit (PMU) received a total of 435 Expressions of Interest on time as per the set deadline of August 11th 2017, 4:00pm.  An additional 156 EoIs were received after the deadline and were therefore disqualified. 

Of the 435 EoIs:

  • 178 were deemed in-eligible, i.e. either did not submit the required documents, did not have the required registration, were duplicates of an eligible application, or were submitted without support documents for the EoI;
  • 257 met all of the eligibility requirements and were passed to the 4 panels for evaluation.

Evaluation of the EoIs was done by a team comprised of 8 external and 12 internal panelists. Scrutiny of the applications returned a long-list of 77 EoIs that was presented to the DGF Steering Committee for decision taking. In the DGF Steering Committee meeting of October 2nd 2017, a final short-list of 55 EoIs was approved for a pre-grant assessment exercise.

Next steps

The 55 EoIs will receive confirmation letters from the DGF. If your application was successful, you will receive a confirmation by email and a letter between October 5th and 12th, 2017. If you do not receive any communication, then kindly consider your application for this call for proposals unsuccessful.

As indicated in the guidelines, the anticipated timeline is as follows:



Pre-Grant Assessment

October 2017

Invitation to selected applicants to participate in the project development workshops and prepare full proposals

November 2017

Proposal development process

November 2017 – February 2018

Signature of Partnership Agreements

Upon successful completion of a quality proposal and budget – December 2017 – March 2018

Projects Commence

January – April 2018



We appreciate your interest in the DGF EoI