Health information systems or adolescent sexual and reproductive health in West Africa
Organizations eligible to apply are those considered to have legal corporate registration in an eligible country to receive funds and to operate in the country. IDRC only enters into agreement with legal entities that meet IDRC’s institutional criteria (PDF, 398KB). To be eligible, the following set of criteria will be applied to the organization or the consortium (with a lead organization identified):
- Organization must be a non-partisan, not-for profit organization legally founded and registered as an independent entity in the country of operation;
- Organization must not be a United Nations agency as either the lead organization or as a direct recipient of funds from IDRC;
- International organizations can apply if they can clearly demonstrate local ownership and leadership;
- If local capacity is weak or missing, international organizations may be considered to take the lead. In such cases, the proposal must include key stakeholders from the country who will be involved in the design and implementation of the work. The proposal must demonstrate a significant contribution to local capacity strengthening.
Geographic scope of proposal
The proposal must focus on at least one of the member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Proposals focusing on multi-country research in ECOWAS countries will be accepted. Projects could include countries from other regions as long as the majority of the activities occur in the ECOWAS countries and significant contribution to the West Africa region is demonstrated.