Annual Program Statement for Digital Innovation and Information Fund

with Family Health International (FHI 360)
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Announcement Description

The Innovations for Social Accountability in Cambodia (ISAC) is a five-year project supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from October 2019 to September 2024 and implemented by FHI 360, a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally-driven solutions. FHI 360’s implementation partners for ISAC are DAI Global, Internews, and Open Development Cambodia (ODC). The goal of the project is to support Cambodian citizens in urban areas to improve accountability for public services in health, education, Sangkat administration services, and other citizen priorities through the application of social accountability tools. It will achieve this goal by accomplishing the following four objectives, while incorporating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) principles across project activities:

  1. Improved information access on government decisions and processes, and the planning, spending, and investment of public funds;
  2. Increased citizen participation and collective action to hold local governments accountable for public services;
  3. Increased utilization of new or existing enabling technologies for citizens to hold local governments accountable for delivery of public services; and
  4. Education and outreach to raise awareness of accountability and integrity in public administration.

ISAC announces its Annual Program Statement (APS) to solicit applications for the Digital Innovation and Information Fund (DIIF) from registered civil society organizations (CSOs), community-based organizations (CBOs) and/or technology companies to design and implement technology-enabled projects that aim to enhance local government accountability for the delivery of primary education, health center and Sangkat administration services in seven ISAC municipalities.

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Annual Program Statement for Digital Innovation and Information Fund

Invitation for Bids

  • Location: Kandal Province, Kampot Province, Kampong Chhnang Province, Siemreap Province, Battambang Province, Banteay Meanchey Province

What is the Annual Program Statement looking to fund?

The Digital Innovation and Information Fund, in accordance with the third objective of the ISAC project, is seeking to support CSOs, community-based organizations (CBOs), and/or private companies to design and implement new or existing ICT-enabled projects to:

  1. Adjust and simplify Information for Citizens (I4Cs) to be more user-friendly;
  2. Improve citizens’ access to information on government planning and decisions as well as public revenue and expenditures in ISAC municipalities mentioned below;
  3. Raise awareness of citizen rights and service standards, including the direct participation of citizens, CAFs, and CSOs in public outreach and awareness-raising events;
  4. Enhance transparency and responsiveness in delivery of public services, such as those provided by health centers, schools, and Sangkat administrations in ISAC municipalities;
  5. Involve a large number of citizens in community scorecard assessments, collective actions, and Joint Accountability Action Plan (JAAP) activities to strengthen local governments’ accountability for delivering public services, such as those provided by health centers, schools, and Sangkat administrations to citizens;
  6. Enhance local government responsiveness to JAAPs and increase JAAP implementation;
  7. Enhance capacity of citizens, CAFs, and CSOs to productively engage local governments in improving delivery of public services such as those provided by health centers, schools, and Sangkat administrations;
  8. Improve relations and trust between citizens and public officials and service providers; and/or
  9. Raise awareness of accountability and integrity in public administration.

Submission Requirements

Under this solicitation, ISAC will provide a maximum of three grants, each of which must not exceed USD 33,333, and it is subject to availability of funding. All award activities must have a period of performance in between three and six months.

Interested entities should download and review the following Annual Program Statement, Application Template, Budget Template and frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Fund. The applications will be accepted from now until 30 September 2020.

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, and the grants can be awarded anytime, so applicants are encouraged to submit applications early before the closing date.

Questions and applications must be submitted to email into the contact detail with the subject line “Digital Innovation and Information Fund”.

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  •  Family Health International (FHI 360)
 
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