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First Call for Proposals

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.

Countries that submitted complete packages:

Africa (15): Benin, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda
Asia (7): Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Nepal, Tajikistan
Eastern Europe (1): Moldova
Latin America & Caribbean (2): Haiti and Nicaragua
Middle East (1): Yemen

Allocations in June 2010

Eight countries submitted proposals for the June 14 deadline: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Haiti, Mongolia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan and Togo. The total amount requested was US$377 million. Bangladesh, Haiti, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Togo were awarded grants in June, 2010 totaling US$ 224 million from GAFSP Trust Fund.

Allocations in November 2010

There were 21 countries that submitted proposals for the October 1, 2010 deadline: Benin*, Bhutan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Tajikistan, Uganda, and Yemen. The total amount requested was US$ 930 million. The GAFSP Steering Committee allocated grants to three countries in November, 2010 for a total of $97 million. The selected proposals were: Ethiopia ($51.5 million), Mongolia ($12.5 million), and Niger ($33 million).

Allocations in June 2011

The GAFSP Steering Committee selected an additional four proposals from this call in 2011: Cambodia ($39.1 million), Liberia ($46.5 million), Nepal ($46.5 million), and Tajikistan ($27.9 million).