Technical Advisory Committee
An independent Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was appointed by the Steering Committee to provide the due diligence screening of submitted Public Sector Window proposals as input for decisions to be made by the Steering Committee. The TAC is comprised of members with a high-level of experience and technical expertise in agriculture and food security issues and, for Africa, who have familiarity with the CAADP processes. The TAC's role is to provide recommendations to the Steering Committee on a set of indicative allocations of financial support through a technical review of the submitted proposals.
The Fourth Call for Proposals for GAFSP closed on January 9, 2017. GAFSP received complete applications from 22 countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Djibouti, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Tanzania and Tonga. The amount requested totaled $707.3 million.
The Third Call for Proposals for the GAFSP Public Sector Window closed on June 5, 2013. GAFSP received complete applications from 20 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia, Bhutan, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, and Timor-Leste, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Yemen. The amount requested a total of $732.8 million for country-led agriculture and food security projects.
The GAFSP Steering Committee held the Second Call for Proposals from January 10, 2012 to March 31, 2012. A total of 18 countries submitted completed applications and 6 were selected for funding on May 23, 2012. GAFSP received complete applications for the Second Call for Proposals from: Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, the Gambia, Ghana, Honduras, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, and Yemen. The total amount requested was US$ 736.3 million.
The GAFSP Steering Committee launched the first Call for Proposals on May 21, 2010, to all IDA countries that were not in non-accrual status. The first Call for Proposals had two deadlines: June 14, 2010 and October 1, 2010. A total of 26 countries submitted completed applications and 12 received funding. Successful countries, who applied by either deadline, were awarded funding in June 2010, November 2010, or June 2011. The first Call for Proposal officially closed with the June 2011 allocation.