The sustainable development initiative P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – that will accelerate the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals has finalized the first application round for funding of partnerships.
The application window was open from early February until the end of March. More than 450 concept notes were submitted by partnership applicants from over 80 countries. 160 of them fulfilled the application criteria – and of these 26 have been selected as finalists for funding and facilitation support: 11 for start-up funding (up to USD 100,000), 8 for scale-up funding (up to USD 1 million) while 7 partnerships qualify for facilitation support from the P4G Hub.
Danish stakeholders are involved in four successful start-up applications, in two scale-ups and a single facilitation partnership.
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It has been a very difficult decision process – and highly competitive, as the large number of applicants demonstrates. Review of the applications has been conducted by the P4G Hub in Washington with assistance from partner organisations and external experts. Each application was reviewed and scored by P4G based on the following criteria:
- Eligibility—Activity in OECD/DAC ODA recipient countries; primary SDG focus: Agriculture/Food, Water, Energy, Cities, or Circular Economy
- Impact—Ability to make progress toward SDGs in target geography; systems change potential
- Innovation/Growth Potential—Innovative strategy to overcome barriers to meeting SDGs; ability to scale up
- Implementation Viability—Sound approach to achieving outcomes; partnership capacity to execute
Accenture was engaged as an external technical consultant to conduct expert evaluations and technical scoring of 66 shortlisted partnership applications.
The next application window is expected to open in autumn, probably in late October or early November. The application process will be supported through a series of informational webinars to secure that applicants understand the qualification requirements. The time period for submitting applications will be longer than was the case in the spring round.
To stay informed about P4G news and events including the timing of the informational webinars, please subscribe to the international P4G monthly newsletter at www.p4gpartnerships.org.
You are welcome to contact the national Danish P4G Platform at State of Green if you would like to discuss applications or ideas to future partnerships.