2018 Call for Global Knowledge Proposals


PPIAF’s 2018 Call for Global Knowledge Proposals is seeking submissions on topics pertaining to private sector participation in infrastructure, public-private partnerships (PPPs), and sub-national finance in PPIAF’s priority sectors (Energy, Water and Transportation). Multi-sector proposals related to the general PPP enabling environment are also acceptable.


2018 Call for Global Knowledge Proposals

Submission Deadline: March 29, 2018 @ 5 pm EDT


PPIAF will consider global knowledge products that provide lessons learned or best practices that can be applied across countries and across regions. A total of $1 million has been allocated for this effort. For additional information, please see PPIAF’s Call for Proposals FAQS. Proposals will be accepted for:

  • Knowledge Products (e.g., toolkits, guides, manuals, briefs, training seminars and workshops, development of training materials, capacity building)

  • Outreach (translation, dissemination, conferences)

Proposals will be accepted for knowledge products and outreach activities on the following topics:

  • Best practices to improve national and/or local governments’ capacity, particularly in low-income and fragile countries, to address sustainability issues in infrastructure through private sector participation.

  • Innovative financing of infrastructure within the Maximizing Finance for Development agenda, at national and subnational levels.  

  • Activities that produce learning on what works and what does not when integrating gender considerations, including prevention and response to gender based violence, in PPP frameworks and/or to promote female entrepreneurs’ participation in the supply chain of infrastructure PPPs.

  • Case studies or best practices on incorporating a pro-poor dimension in the design/construction/monitoring of infrastructure projects with private sector participation.


The call is open to staff at the World Bank Group and other multilateral development banks, donor organizations, non-profit organizations, and academia. For additional information, please see PPIAF’s Call for Proposals FAQS

Selection Criteria:

  • Proposals will be evaluated on technical quality, relevance to the proposed topics, and alignment with PPIAF’s strategy. Specifically, proposals will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Potential for Impact

  • Target Audience & Dissemination Plan

  • Value for Money

  • Innovative Approach

  • Co-financing


Proposals are strongly encouraged to include co-financing, as this will be considered in the selection process.


Submission Guidelines and Deadline:

  • All WBG proposals must identify an accredited TTL to oversee activity implementation. TTLs must have TLAP 2.0 accreditation to implement PPIAF grants.

  • All external proposals must include a team leader as the main applicant.

  • All knowledge product proposals must use the PPIAF Call for Global Knowledge Proposals Knowledge Product Submission Form.  

  • All outreach activity proposals must use the PPIAF Call for Global Knowledge Proposals Outreach Activity Submission Form .  

  • Proposals are not to exceed 10 pages.

  • Proposals must be submitted as a Word document via email to by 5:00 PM (EST) on March 29, 2018.

  • Questions can be submitted to