About the Organization:

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). The original UNCDF mandate from the UN General Assembly (UNGA) is to “assist developing countries in the development of their economies by supplementing existing sources of capital assistance by means of grants and loans” Established by the General Assembly in 1966 and with headquarters in New York City, UNCDF is an autonomous UN organization affiliated with UNDP.

UNCDF Digital Financial Services Training for Policymakers and Regulators

UNCDF is seeking eligible organisations to apply to deliver training courses on inclusive digital financial services (DFS), particularly on regulation and supervision of financial technology (FinTech) and innovation, gender mainstreaming, and evidence-informed policymaking including lean data and low-resource options to improve regulatory reporting processes.

Areas of Intervention:

Candidates can apply within a single area of intervention or propose a project for a combination of areas:

  • Area 1: Innovation and FinTech;
  • Area 2: Gender Mainstreaming;
  • Area 3: Evidence-Informed Policymaking.

Expected Results:

  • According to the projects and solutions presented, candidates must include in the proposal a complete list of results, outcome indicators and targets for monitoring achievement of different results.
  • Other indicators would be finalized based on the nature of the project and tracked to ensure its success. Deliverables would be derived from key project milestones to be agreed mutually between UNCDF and the selected applicant in accordance with the identified milestones, outcomes, and targets of the KPIs, during the due diligence and negotiation phase.
  • In the application form, candidates will have to provide reliable and attainable targets for each of the indicators.

Eligibility Criteria:

Entity registration:

  • The applicant/lead applicant must be a registered entity and ideally an educational or training organisation (including commercial for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, universities).
  • Accredited institutions that can issue a diploma or certification are encouraged to apply.

Country of operation:

  • The applicant can be based anywhere globally.

Consortiums (when applicable):

  • Applicants may apply only once under this RFA, whether independently or in a consortium.
  • Joint applications are accepted.

Solutions to be supported:

  • Applicants must have successfully delivered similar training with proven excellent results.

Exclusionary criteria:

  • Applicants shall not have been the subject of bankruptcy, liquidation, judicial settlement, safeguarding, cessation of activity or any other similar situation resulting from a similar procedure.
  • Applicants and any of their staff or member of their board of directors shall not be included in the United Nations financial sanctions lists, particularly in the fight against the financing of terrorism and against attacks on international peace and security;
  • Applicants shall have fullfilled all the obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions or obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with legal provisions in force in the country of incorporation.
  • UNCDF will conduct due diligence on selected applicants. Applicants must have documents ready for confirmation that they meet the eligibility criteria including certificate of compliance with the tax authorities and any other documentary evidence that might be requested by UNCDF in addition to the application form.

Grant: UNCDF’s contributions can range from 50,000 USD to 250,000 USD.

All applications must be submitted by April 4, 2021, 23:59 (EST, the New York time zone) to uncdf.rfa@uncdf.org

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Name of the Organisation
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Grant Amount
USD 2,50,000
Closing date of Proposal
Sunday, 4 April, 2021
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