A few weeks ago, Civil Initiatives Libya announced a Call for Proposals open to all civil society organizations in Libya, for its Quick Impact Project grant. In two weeks, we received over 60 project proposals from 19 cities across Libya.
The infographic on the right details the geographic distribution of the applicants, the type of proposals that were sent and the types of organizations that applied. In the spirit of transparency and openness, Civil Initiatives Libya would like to clarify the evaluation and selection process of these projects, as detailed below.
The evaluation process of each proposal is done through a three-person evaluation committee. The committee is comprised of the ACTED staff and is chaired by the grants officer. Each project is thoroughly evaluated by this committee, as well as the history of the organization. The criterion of evaluation was:
- The project must align with the goals of Civil Initiatives Libya, with priority given to key issues in Libya such as psychosocial support, education, local governance and youth.
- The organization must benefit from the capacity-building component of the grant, i.e. the organization requires support to improve their administrative and financial capabilities.
- The proposal must be clearly written, with a set of feasible activities and a clear set of goals and outcomes, and should positively affect the target group.
- There should be a fair geographic representation in the chosen projects, and a level of diversity in the projects chosen.
Within this criterion, a total of 18 projects were shortlisted. This was followed by a second round of evaluation, in which personal interviews were conducted with the focal point of each applicant organization in order to discuss the proposals further in detail, as well as the capacity and history of the organization itself.
After completing this second round of evaluation and gaining more information on the technical aspects of the project and the long-term effects, the committee again met to sort through the proposals. From 18 projects, nine were further shortlisted.
The last nine projects underwent a new round of evaluation. During this process, the budgets were explored in detail, to determine if the cost of the activities to be implemented were clearly reflected, and if they could realistically achieve the goals of the project. The impact and sustainability of each project was also taken into account. Another important consideration was how feasible and relevant the project was in the current Libyan context.
After an intense final evaluation process, three projects were ultimately chosen for funding by the selection committee. The proposals and applicant organizations met all the requirements and fit within the criteria laid out by the committee.
Civil Initiatives Libya would like to sincerely thank all the organizations who took the time to apply for our grant. We recognize the importance of each proposal and the need for these projects in the current context of Libya today. We regret that the limited nature of the grant has prevented us from funding more than three projects. But we remain committed to our goal of supporting Libya’s civil society, and we will continue to offer support and assistance to all civil society organizations and initiatives.
For further inquiries and comments, you can contact our grants project officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.