PPIAF announced the winners of the first successful submissions under the Spring 2015 PPIAF Call for Knowledge Proposals on December 22, 2015. The response to the Call exceeded our expectations and we received a large number of strong proposals from WBG and external applicants. Over forty proposals were submitted, with a total funding request of $6.1 million. A funding envelop of $1 million was available under the call.

Shortlisted proposals were evaluated through an anonymous process by an independent Selection Committee, which was composed of members from Global Practices and Cross Cutting Solution Areas, PPIAF Donor Representatives, and PPIAF.  Proposals were evaluated based on the following selection criteria: alignment with PPIAF's FY15-17 strategy; methodology; value for money; target audience; innovative approach; outcomes; and implementation plan.

PPIAF inviited proposals for knowledge activities under the following topics:

  • Guiding principles and best practices in policy, regulatory and legislative frameworks to develop climate resilience investment through PPPs;
  • Identifying and assessing best practices for PPP units/offices/authorities in developing countries to identify, prepare, procure and implement PPPs;
  • Effective long-term financing solutions (e.g., commercial banks, capital markets, infrastructure bonds, blended finance, pooled finance, etc.) for infrastructure PPPs in developing countries;
  • The challenges and solutions, including innovative structures or models, for doing PPPs in fragile and conflict-affected countries;
  • Best practices in mainstreaming energy efficiency in infrastructure PPPs;
  • Examples of gender-informed PPP enabling environment frameworks and how they are applied in practice; or
  • How have PPPs delivered pro-poor impacts as compared to traditional infrastructure procurement modes?

 The proposals selected to receive funding from the Fall 2015 Call for Knowledge Proposals are listed below under the heading Activities: