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Bank Grants - Country Level

Available in: العربية

Country level World Bank grants are organized in the following categories:

Capacity Building
Health, Nutrition and Population

Partnership for Capacity Building Program in Africa (PACT)
The program funds strengthening indigenous human capital and institutions to address the problem of inadequate capacity for development in sub-Saharan Africa; improving the public sector and its interface with the private sector and civil society to enhance good governance and sustainable development. African NGOs, governments and private sector organizations in public-private-civil society partnerships are eligible for funding from PACT. PACT is implemented by African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Harare, Zimbabwe.

For funding, please apply directly to ACBF
World Bank Unit: Public Sector Reform and Capacity Building.
Contact Address: ACBF, 7th Floor Southampton Life Centre, Corner Second Street and Jason Moyo Avenue, P.O.Box 1562, Harare, Zimbabwe

Brazilian Pilot Program - Demonstration Projects
The program funds medium scale forestry projects aiming sustainable use of natural resources in the Brazilian Amazon and Atlantic Forests, through promoting community based projects. Organized civil society: rural worker associations, cooperatives, NGOs, and workers unions are eligible for funding under this program. Program is funded in part by bilateral grants and by a trust fund created by the G-7 countries, administered by World Bank's Brazil Rain Forest Unit in the Latin America and Caribbean Region.

For funding please contact:
World Bank Unit: Brazil Rain Forest Unit in the Latin America and Caribbean Region
Contact Address: Subprograma Projetos Demonstratives
Setor Comercial Sul, Quadra 6 - Bloco A, Ed. Sofia o 2 andar
CEP 70300-500, Brasilia - DF
tel: +55 (6l) 3255224, e-mail:

Caspian Matched Small Grants Program (MSGP)
MSGP aims to advance small-scale investment or pilot projects to address urgent environmental problems in the Caspian region. MSGP funds small-scale investment or pilot projects that produce tangible, practical results addressing the following areas: (i) decline in commercial fish stocks, including sturgeon, (2) degradation of coastal landscapes and damage to coastal habitats, (3) damage to coastal infrastructure and amenities, (4) threats to biodiversity, (5) overall decline in environmental quality, (6) decline in human health, (7) introduced species, and (8) contamination from offshore oil and gas activities. Grants may be requested in the amount of US$ 10,000 up to US$ 100,000.  Any legal entity that is a governmental, private sector, or NGO from the Caspian region is aligible for funding under this program. The region is defined to include: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan.

Prospective grantees need to complete an application form that is available on request from the MSGP office, or from the Caspian Environment Program website. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit a draft proposal to the MSGP staff for review and guidance before preparation of the final proposal.

World Bank Unit: Europe and Central Asia Region - Social Sector Development Network
Contact Address: WB Matched Small Grants Program
Caspian Environment Programme Project Coordination Unit
Government House, Room # 108,40 Uzeir Hadjibeyov Street, 1st Floor
Baku 370016, Azerbaijan
tel: +994 (12) 938003,971785
ax: +994 (12) 971786

Nile Transboundary Microgrant Program
The Nile Transboundary Microgrant Program was launched in late 2003 as part of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) Shared Vision Program (SVP) Transboundary Environmental Action Project. A national Nile Transboundary Microgrant Program will be established in each participating country. Priority will be given to funding projects that: (a) focus on transboundary environmental problems and sites; (b) provide for community participation in their design, implementation and evaluation; (c) pay attention to the needs of women and/or indigenous peoples and practices; (d) draw on local or Nile Basin scientific and technical resources; (e) support capacity development; and (f) communicate best practices to wider audiences.  NGOs and Community Based Organizations within the participating countries may apply for the funding under the program. The maximum size of individual grants will be $25,000, and the average will be around $10,000. It will be encouraged that at least 50 percent of each country's Microgrants will directly support transboundary activities, while all single-country projects should clearly be related to transboundary environmental issues. The project portfolio developed by each national Nile Transboundary Microgrant.  Program will be required to demonstrate a significant contribution to involving women and women's organizations.

The program is managed by a Project Management Unit based in Khartoum, Sudan. Once the project is launched, the operations manual with application and selection procedures for the
microgrants program will be finalized and published. Project inquiries can be made with the Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat in Entebbe, Uganda

World Bank Unit: Nile Team (AFTUI)
Contact Address: The Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat
P.O.Box 192, Entebbe, Uganda
tel: +256 (41) 3213297 321424
fax: +256 (41) 320971

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African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

APOC is a development partnership working to control onchocerciasis (riverblindness) primarily through the distribution ofivermectin in 19 sub-Saharan African countries. APOC offers a successful model of disease control in impoverished, remote areas through the coordinated strengths of many partners. APOC is currently funding research to investigate the use of its riverblindness network to offer additional, similar, free health interventions. Members of APOC's Non-Governmental Development Organizations (NGDO) Coordination Group with track records in delivering effective community health services are eligible for funding under the program.  Proposals are developed in partnership with the Ministry of Health of sub-Saharan African countries, and then submitted to APOC management.

Website: describes APOC. The World Health Organization (WHO) website provides details on the participation of NGDOs:

World Bank Unit: Onchocerciasis Coordination Unit (AFTFs). APOC Management (WHO), is headquartered in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (The Fiscal Agent is the World Bank, which mobilizes
resources and coordinates the involvement of donors, including bi- and multi-lateral agencies, foundations, and Merck & Co, Inc. APOC's Executing Agency is the WHO, which is responsible for
overseeing all Programme operations).

Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF)
The Fund is providing grants to directly support the improvement of services and facilities for poorer population groups, reinvigorating social safety nets, etc., or the innovation and testing of new approaches which could then be replicated on a larger scale or be a precursor for future Bank Group-financed operations. Financing capacity building measures to bolster the participation of local communities and NGOs in the development process.  Governments of low-income and lower middle- income Bank Group borrower countries in East, South and Central Asia are eligible for funding. Local community groups and NGOs may be selected as executing agencies following demonstration of financial soundness (including satisfactory arrangements for use and accounting of grant founds) and relevant experience. Only Bank staff can officially submit JSDF applications. NGOs should establish contacts with World Bank country office staff as a first step in pursuing JSDF grant funding. CSOs and community groups could get involved at the preparation stage of a JSDF grant proposal. CSOs could collaborate with the World Bank task team responsible for management of the Bank

World Bank Unit: Trust Fund Operations, Resources Mobilization and Cofinancing

Palestinian NGO Project II (PNGO Project II)
PNGO II, a continuation of the Palestinian NGO Project, aims to address the problems of poverty and marginality in the West Bank and Gaza Strip though grants and capacity building for local NGOs.
Following components are activities the program funds: the Partnership Grant Program; the Development Grant Program; the Sector Support Program; Technical Assistance and Monitoring and
Evaluation; and the Emergency Grants Program and Job Creation. Palestinian NGOs may apply for grants independently or in partnership with an international NGO. Development Grants are made directly to community-based NGOs. Block Grants are made to larger NGOs for on-granting to community-based organizations. Competitive bidding in response to published requests for proposals - is how the process is structured. The project is managed by the Project Management Organization. A Supervisory Board is the final grant- making body in the PMO structure.

World Bank Unit: Middle East & North Africa Region
Contact Information: Welfare Association Consortium
Al Fityani Building, Dahiat al-Barid
P.O. Box 2173, Ramallah, Palestine
tel: +972 (2) 2347771
fax: +972 (2) 2347776

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