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[afro-nets] Announcing the Launch of the 2007 Development Marketplace Global Competition

  • From: "Claudio Schuftan" <claudio@hcmc.netnam.vn>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 08:40:55 +0700

Announcing the Launch of the 2007 Development Marketplace Global Competition

?Development marketplace?! Hm? Can everybody see the (not so) subliminal message or am I to be accused of paranoia?

From: nvu2@worldbank.org

Development marketplace 2007

Proposal Deadline: November 17, 2006
Finalists Announced: February 9, 2007
Marketplace and Knowledge Exchange in Washington, D.C.: May 22-23, 2007


The Development Marketplace (DM) team in collaboration with the World Bank's Health, Nutrition and Population unit, announces the Call for Proposals for the 2007 Global Development Marketplace (DM2007). This year, the World Bank seeks to recognize and support initiatives that improve health, nutrition and population outcomes for poor people in developing countries.

APPLY NOW! Proposals are welcome from a range of development innovators: civil society groups, social entrepreneurs, private foundations, government agencies, academia, the private sector, as well as staff from the World Bank Group and other donor organizations. A total of US$4 million in awards is available, with a maximum award size of US$200,000.

Proposals should address at least one of the following sub-themes:
Innovative mechanisms to reach vulnerable groups;
Public-private partnerships to improve delivery of health goods and services;
Innovative inter-sectoral linkages, such as improving water supply,
sanitation services, indoor air pollution, roads, etc., for
illness/disease/injury prevention;
Cost-effective approaches/methods/technologies to improve local capacity to
gather, analyze and apply health, nutrition and population data.

Proposals will only be accepted in English and through the Development Marketplace website: http://www.developmentmarketplace.org. Please visit the website for detailed competition guidelines and step-by-step instructions in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

All proposals should be submitted by 2300 GMT on November 17, 2006.

Claudio Schuftan