Assessment criteria – Program of development and adaptation to climate change of irrigated crops in Senegal
For this call for proposals, in addition to the information required in the application form, we will assess proposals on the following elements:
1.0 Rationale for the initiative
- The development needs or challenges that the initiative is planning to address are described comprehensively and clearly, and the expected impact on poverty reduction is supported by evidence.
- There is evidence of endorsement or support from stakeholders, intermediaries and beneficiaries, demonstrating a commitment from them to undertake the initiative.
- There is a clear description and realistic approach to the interactions that need to occur with other development actors or institutions to implement the initiative successfully.
2.0 Managing for Results
- The logic model presents a graphic representation of the main elements of the theory of change, including: realistic and measurable output and outcome statements, and a clear and compelling cause-and-effect relationship between each level of the logic model.
- There is a description of stakeholders’, intermediaries’ and beneficiaries’ participation in the design and development of the initiative.
- The description of strategies and efforts for ensuring sustainability of results are practical, realistic, and comprehensive.
3.0 Activity and Results-Based Monitoring Plan
- The list of activities leads logically and realistically to each output.
- The preliminary performance measurement framework meets the specifications required in the application form. This includes, but is not limited to, the presence of sex-disaggregated targets and gender-sensitive indicators.
- There is evidence that results-based monitoring and management approaches are firmly embedded in the applicant organization, and that the applicant is capable of addressing, and will address, any challenges that arise.
4.0 Responding to Risks
- The risks are linked to outcomes identified in the logic model, and take into consideration the integration of environment, gender equality, and governance themes.
- The proposed response measures are financially and technically feasible.
5.0 Environmental Sustainability
- Corresponding mitigation and enhancement measures are comprehensive, appropriate, and financially and technically feasible.
- The applicant demonstrates sufficient capacity (e.g., processes, tools, financial and human resources) to ensure implementation of the environmental measures identified.
6.0 Gender Equality
- Corresponding gender equality mitigation and enhancement measures are comprehensive, appropriate, and financially and technically feasible.
- The applicant demonstrates sufficient capacity (e.g., processes, tools, financial and human resources) to ensure implementation of the gender equality measures identified.
- There is evidence of an inclusive and participatory approach to all elements of the initiative (e.g. design, management and monitoring).
- Corresponding governance mitigation and enhancement measures are comprehensive, appropriate, and financially and technically feasible.
- The applicant demonstrates sufficient capacity (e.g., processes, tools, financial and human resources) to ensure implementation of the governance measures identified.
8.0 Financial information
- The budget reveals a cost-effective approach to initiative implementation, and reflects realistic costs of carrying out the planned work.
- Resources (human resources and goods) identified and their cost are appropriate to meet the expected results.
9.0 Organizational ability relevant to the initiative
- The organization's ability (expertise and experience) to carry out the initiative is clearly demonstrated and detailed.
- Initiative examples demonstrate significant and relevant technical experience and prior initiative successes in delivering results.
10.0 Socio-economic sustainability of the proposed interventions and selected strategies
- The targeted irrigated agricultural activities have sustainable socio-economic potential in the medium and long terms, and the proposed approach has an intrinsic capacity to generate surpluses that allow for sufficient reinvestment for maintaining the long-term sustainability of the activities.
- The proposed approach for strengthening the irrigated agricultural activities is exhaustive, adequate, financially and technically realistic, and adapted to the local realities of the targeted areas of intervention.
- Women and young people will benefit from the proposed improvement and enhancement measures.
11.0 Adequate response to the structural challenges of the irrigated agricultural activities or sectors, including challenges related to climate change
- The challenges related to the negative effects of climate change specific to the targeted area are described comprehensively and clearly.
- The structural challenges, including those related to climate change, of the targeted irrigated agricultural activities or sectors are described comprehensively and clearly.
- The project and the proposed approach for improving the targeted irrigated agricultural activities address these challenges, particularly in terms of adapting to climate change and mitigating these challenges, if applicable.
- The proposed approach is exhaustive, financially and technically realistic, and adapted to the local realities of the targeted area of intervention.
- The project and the selected activities will foster adaptation to the negative effects of climate change and will have a positive effect on the environment, including through the introduction of mitigation measures.
- The project, proposed approach and selected activities will enable the recipients, particularly women and young people, to improve their resilience, especially in dealing with climate change, and their socio-economic well-being.
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