Announcing the Panibagong Paraan 2008 Project Grant Competition

November 8, 2007

Deadline for Entries: Dec. 22, 2007
Theme: “BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR EFFECTIVE LOCAL GOVERNANCE”

Panibagong Paraan, the nationwide search for innovative ideas to address development challenges, is back!

Entries are now being accepted for the Project Grant Competition, where winners will be extended grants of up to PhP 1,000,000 to turn their innovative ideas into action.

Panibagong Paraan 2008 invites ideas for projects that help improve citizens’ quality of life through effective local governance. Proposed projects should build and utilize multi-stakeholder partnerships to:

– improve transparency and accountability in governance,
– broaden and improve quality of citizen participation in governance,
– str engthen collaboration among stakeholders, and
– improve responsiveness and efficiency of public services.

Proposed projects may focus on overall governance or sectoral governance concerns. Projects should fall under any of the following project categories:

– Governance and Administration
– Delivery of Basic Social Services (including health and nutrition, education, housing, energy)
– Economic Development
– Environmental Management
– Disaster Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation
– Special Category: Population and Development. Proposals should demonstrate local application of
the link between population dynamics (fertility, mortality and migration) and development concerns.
Projects should show how LGUs and other sectors in the community work together to address
population and development issues, or how the local government structure, processes and service
channels are harnessed for effective planning an d implementation of a population management
program.

T o ensure the sustainability of initiatives, the project proposal may focus on, or integrate an advocacy component for the development of ordinances/ laws or policies at the local or national level that will improve local governance.

Panibagong Paraan welcomes projects that seek to promote, strengthen or institutionalize indigenous mechanisms for participatory governance.

THE PROJECT GRANT COMPETITION IS OPEN TO:

– Civil society organizations (CSOs), including cooperatives and other people’s organizations, non-
government organizations, foundations, faith-based and inter-faith organizations, civic organizations,
and business/ commerce and industry associations.

– Academic and research institutions, including academic-based foundations and outreach programs.

Local government units, other government agencies, other CSOs or academic and research institutions, and/or private companies may be indicated as co-proponents/ partner organizations. Partnership with the relevant LGU/s is particularly encouraged for projects that will require integration into LGU processes to ensure sustainability.

GRANT AMOUNT AND PROJECT DURATION

Panibagong Paraan provides grants for projects that can be completed within one year.

Project grants of up to PhP 1,000,000 will be awarded for the implementation of winning project proposals. The actual grant amount will be based on the budget submitted for the proposed project. Proposals should provide for counterpart contributions (from the proponent organization and its partner organizations), in cash or kind, amounting to at least 30% of total project cost.

EVALUATION OF ENTRIES AND SELECTION OF WINNERS

Entries should be submitted in the form of a Concept Paper. (Please see Concept Paper format with required attachments below. To download a copy of the Concept Paper, go to w ww.panibagongparaan.com.)

From the submitted entries, semi-finalists will be selected and asked to submit full-blown proposals. The proposals will then be evaluated by a group of experts who will select the finalists. The finalist entries will be reviewed by a distinguished board of jurors, who will choose the winning projects. Finalists will be asked to participate in a two-day Exhibit and Culminating Event in April 2008. The Panibagong Paraan 2008 winners will be announced at the close of the Exhibit/ Culminating Event.

Entries will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

– Innovation (30%)

– Partnership-Building (30%)

– Development Results (20%)

– Sustainability, Scalability and Replicability (20%)

SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES:

Entries should be submitted via e-mail or courier/ mail/ hand delivery, to any of the following addresses:

E-mail: dimp@worldbank.org, cc: dimp2008_wb@yahoo.com. Please indicate Subject as: Project Grant Competition Entry

Delivery: Panibagong Paraan 2008 Secretariat, 23rd Flr., Taipan Place, F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald Avenue), Ortigas District, Pasig City (Please indicate Subject as: Project Grant Competition Entry)

Deadline for Submission of Concept Papers: 5:00 PM, December 22, 2007

February 2008: Notification of Semi-Finalists
March 2008: Notification of Finalists
April 2008: Exhibit/ Culminating Event

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please visit http://www.panibagongparaan.com, or contact the Panibagong Paraan 2008 Secretariat through:

E-mail: dimp@worldbank.org, cc: dimp2008_wb@yahoo.com
Tel. Nos.: 917-3034, 0920-925-11 37

PANIBAGONG PARAAN 2008 PARTNERS:

World Bank * Department of the Interior and Local Government – Local Government Academy * Asian Development Bank * Australian Agency for International Development/ Philippines – Australia Community Assistance Program * Canadian International Development Agency * Caucus of Development NGO Networks * League of Corporate Foundations * Peace and Equity Foundation * Philippine Center for Population and Development * Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement * Team Energy Foundation * The Asia Foundation/ United States Agency for International Development * United Nations Development Programme Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme

Panibagong Paraan 2008: Building Partnerships for Effective Local Governance

CONCEPT PAPER FORMAT
(maximum of five pages, excluding attachments)

PROPONENT DE TAILS

Name of Proponent Organization:
Contact Person/ Position:
Contact Details
Address:
Phone/Fax No.:
E-mail:
Affiliation(s) with any coalition or network (if any):

Name of Partner LGU (if any):
Contact Person/ Position:
Contact Details
Address:
Phone/Fax No.:
E-mail:

Name(s) of Other Partner Organization(s)/Institution(s) (if any):
Contact Person(s):
Contact Details:
Address:
Phone/Fax No.
E-mail:

PROJECT TITLE:

PROJECT CATEGORY:

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION SITE(S) (Please specify province and municipality):

PROJECT DURATION:

BREAKDOWN OF INDICATIVE BUDGET BY MAJOR EXPENSE CATEGORY:

Total Project Co st
 Funding Request
 Counterpart Contribution (Proponent Organization)
 Counterpart Contribution (LGU/ Other Partner Organizations)

Direct Cost

Project Management Cost

Capital Outlay (infrastructure, equipment) *

TOTAL

Note: Panibagong Paraan will not fund acquisition of land, construction of buildings, and purchase
of equipment intended mainly for office set-up and management.

PROJECT QUESTIONS (Pages 2 to 5. Please take note of suggested word limit for answers):

1) Area Context/ Situation Assessment (150 words)

a) Please describe the local area/s in which the project will be implemented:

– Demographic profile
– Socio-economic profile (including poverty incidence and poverty groups)
– Class of the municipality/ province
– Political situation
– Other data relevant to the proposed project.

b) Please describe the situation/ problem that the project seeks to address:

– What particular development concern (consistent with the indicated project category) does the project
seek to address?
– As relevant to this deve lopment concern, what is the situation in terms of: participation of the citizenry in
decision-making processes (i.e. planning, implementation of programs, monitoring of results),
transparency and accountability in governance, collaboration among various sectors, and
appropriateness and responsiveness of programs to the needs of the community (especially marginalized
groups)?
– How does this affect local development and the quality of life of the community?

2) Objectives (Development Results) of the Proposed Project (150 words)

a) What are the objectives of the project? How will the project improve local governance in relation to the
identified development concern, and how will such improvement eventually benefit the community?

b) Who will benefit (target sectors), directly or indirectly, from the project? In what way will they benefit?

3) Summary of Project Concept (300 words)

a) What specific concerns will the project focus on?

b) What major interventions will be initiated to address these concerns?

c) What form of multi-stakeholder partnerships will be built, strengthened or utilized? How will this be
done? How will these partnerships facilitate project implementation and attainment of objectives?

d) Briefly describe the overall project scheme.

e) What are the key outputs expected after six months, and after one year? What are the major activities
that will be undertaken?

4) Innovation (150 words) (Note: A project/ intervention is considered innovative if it is non-traditional, non-conventional, or not yet widely applied. Existing initiatives can be considered innovative if they exhibit new elements in project design, e.g. a) adaptation to a new geographic area, int egrating improvements in design, b) new or enhanced delivery method, s upport process, or institutional arrangements, or c) expansion/ adaptation of existing systems/ mechanisms to cover new phases in the development planning cycle, new target groups, or additional development concerns.)

a) What are the innovations introduced by the proposed project?

b) How is your idea different from existing approaches that are addressing the situation/ problem?

5) Partnership-Building (150 words)

a) Describe the nature of the partnership (if any) with the LGU:

– How will the project complement or enhance LGU thrusts and programs?
– Did the LGU participate in project conceptualization? In what way?
– What will be the LGU’s role in project implementation or in post- implementation replication or scaling-
up?
– Will the LGU provide a counterpart contribution? Please describe such contribution.

b) Descr ibe the participation of other government agencies, organizations, stakeholder groups and the target
sector/s.

– How did the other partner organizations/ stakeholder groups/ the target sectors participate in project
conceptualization?
– What will be their roles in project implementation?
– Will they be providing a counterpart contribution? Please describe such contribution.

c) How will this project build or strengthen partnerships for effective local governance and better
development results?

6) Gender-Responsiveness (100 words)

a) How has the project taken into account the different roles played by women and men in the project sites/

sector vis-à-vis their expected participation and benefit from project results?

b) What elements of the project ensure gender-responsiveness of interventions?

7 ) Sustainability, Scalability and Replicability (150 words)

a) How will the project activities (e.g. activities of long term nature) or the outcome of your project (e.g. a
reform that is demonstrated and then integrated into local government regular practice) be sustained even
after the grant funding ends?

b) Will the project/ some project components be taken over by the LGU, the target group, and/or other
stakeholder groups/ formations after the one-year project duration? What are these and how will the
LGU, target group and/or other stakeholders be prepared to take over?

c) How can the project be scaled up after the project period, and/ or replicated in areas with similar
conditions?

ATTACHMENTS:

– SEC registration, CDA registration, or other proof of existence of the proponent organization issued
by a government body

– List of Board members and officers/ key staff of the proponent organization

– Resolution from the Board of the proponent organization endorsing submission of the entry

– Brief description of the organizational mandate, and organizational experience in implementing similar
projects and/or in undertaking other activities related to local governance (maximum of two pages)

– Proof of partnership with identified partners: MOA/ MOU, LGU resolution, and/or letter/s from
and partner organizations endorsing the project and describing respective commitments

Announcing the Panibagong Paraan 2008 Project Grant Competition
Deadline for Entries: Dec. 22, 2007
Theme: “BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR EFFECTIVE LOCAL GOVERNANCE”

Panibagong Paraan, the nationwide search for innovative ideas to address development challenges, is back!

Entries are now being accepted for the Project Grant Competition, where winners will be extended grants of up to PhP 1,000,000 to turn their innovative ideas into action.

Panibagong Paraan 2008 invites ideas for projects that help improve citizens’ quality of life through effective local governance. Proposed projects should build and utilize multi-stakeholder partnerships to:

– improve transparency and accountability in governance,
– broaden and improve quality of citizen participation in governance,
– str engthen collaboration among stakeholders, and
– improve responsiveness and efficiency of public services.

Proposed projects may focus on overall governance or sectoral governance concerns. Projects should fall under any of the following project categories:

– Governance and Administration
– Delivery of Basic Social Services (including health and nutrition, education, housing, energy)
– Economic Development
– Environmental Management
– Disaster Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation
– Special Category: Population and Development. Proposals should demonstrate local application of
the link between population dynamics (fertility, mortality and migration) and development concerns.
Projects should show how LGUs and other sectors in the community work together to address
population and development issues, or how the local government structure, processes and service
channels are harnessed for effective planning an d implementation of a population management
program.

T o ensure the sustainability of initiatives, the project proposal may focus on, or integrate an advocacy component for the development of ordinances/ laws or policies at the local or national level that will improve local governance.

Panibagong Paraan welcomes projects that seek to promote, strengthen or institutionalize indigenous mechanisms for participatory governance.

THE PROJECT GRANT COMPETITION IS OPEN TO:

– Civil society organizations (CSOs), including cooperatives and other people’s organizations, non-
government organizations, foundations, faith-based and inter-faith organizations, civic organizations,
and business/ commerce and industry associations.

– Academic and research institutions, including academic-based foundations and outreach programs.

Local government units, other government agencies, other CSOs or academic and research institutions, and/or private companies may be indicated as co-proponents/ partner organizations. Partnership with the relevant LGU/s is particularly encouraged for projects that will require integration into LGU processes to ensure sustainability.

GRANT AMOUNT AND PROJECT DURATION

Panibagong Paraan provides grants for projects that can be completed within one year.

Project grants of up to PhP 1,000,000 will be awarded for the implementation of winning project proposals. The actual grant amount will be based on the budget submitted for the proposed project. Proposals should provide for counterpart contributions (from the proponent organization and its partner organizations), in cash or kind, amounting to at least 30% of total project cost.

EVALUATION OF ENTRIES AND SELECTION OF WINNERS

Entries should be submitted in the form of a Concept Paper. (Please see Concept Paper format with required attachments below. To download a copy of the Concept Paper, go to w ww.panibagongparaan.com.)

From the submitted entries, semi-finalists will be selected and asked to submit full-blown proposals. The proposals will then be evaluated by a group of experts who will select the finalists. The finalist entries will be reviewed by a distinguished board of jurors, who will choose the winning projects. Finalists will be asked to participate in a two-day Exhibit and Culminating Event in April 2008. The Panibagong Paraan 2008 winners will be announced at the close of the Exhibit/ Culminating Event.

Entries will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

– Innovation (30%)

– Partnership-Building (30%)

– Development Results (20%)

– Sustainability, Scalability and Replicability (20%)

SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES:

Entries should be submitted via e-mail or courier/ mail/ hand delivery, to any of the following addresses:

E-mail: dimp@worldbank.org, cc: dimp2008_wb@yahoo.com. Please indicate Subject as: Project Grant Competition Entry

Delivery: Panibagong Paraan 2008 Secretariat, 23rd Flr., Taipan Place, F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald Avenue), Ortigas District, Pasig City (Please indicate Subject as: Project Grant Competition Entry)

Deadline for Submission of Concept Papers: 5:00 PM, December 22, 2007

February 2008: Notification of Semi-Finalists
March 2008: Notification of Finalists
April 2008: Exhibit/ Culminating Event

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please visit http://www.panibagongparaan.com, or contact the Panibagong Paraan 2008 Secretariat through:

E-mail: dimp@worldbank.org, cc: dimp2008_wb@yahoo.com
Tel. Nos.: 917-3034, 0920-925-11 37

PANIBAGONG PARAAN 2008 PARTNERS:

World Bank * Department of the Interior and Local Government – Local Government Academy * Asian Development Bank * Australian Agency for International Development/ Philippines – Australia Community Assistance Program * Canadian International Development Agency * Caucus of Development NGO Networks * League of Corporate Foundations * Peace and Equity Foundation * Philippine Center for Population and Development * Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement * Team Energy Foundation * The Asia Foundation/ United States Agency for International Development * United Nations Development Programme Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme

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Panibagong Paraan 2008: Building Partnerships for Effective Local Governance

CONCEPT PAPER FORMAT
(maximum of five pages, excluding attachments)

PROPONENT DE TAILS

Name of Proponent Organization:
Contact Person/ Position:
Contact Details
Address:
Phone/Fax No.:
E-mail:
Affiliation(s) with any coalition or network (if any):

Name of Partner LGU (if any):
Contact Person/ Position:
Contact Details
Address:
Phone/Fax No.:
E-mail:

Name(s) of Other Partner Organization(s)/Institution(s) (if any):
Contact Person(s):
Contact Details:
Address:
Phone/Fax No.
E-mail:

PROJECT TITLE:

PROJECT CATEGORY:

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION SITE(S) (Please specify province and municipality):

PROJECT DURATION:

BREAKDOWN OF INDICATIVE BUDGET BY MAJOR EXPENSE CATEGORY:

Total Project Co st
 Funding Request
 Counterpart Contribution (Proponent Organization)
 Counterpart Contribution (LGU/ Other Partner Organizations)

Direct Cost

Project Management Cost

Capital Outlay (infrastructure, equipment) *

TOTAL

Note: Panibagong Paraan will not fund acquisition of land, construction of buildings, and purchase
of equipment intended mainly for office set-up and management.

PROJECT QUESTIONS (Pages 2 to 5. Please take note of suggested word limit for answers):

1) Area Context/ Situation Assessment (150 words)

a) Please describe the local area/s in which the project will be implemented:

– Demographic profile
– Socio-economic profile (including poverty incidence and poverty groups)
– Class of the municipality/ province
– Political situation
– Other data relevant to the proposed project.

b) Please describe the situation/ problem that the project seeks to address:

– What particular development concern (consistent with the indicated project category) does the project
seek to address?
– As relevant to this deve lopment concern, what is the situation in terms of: participation of the citizenry in
decision-making processes (i.e. planning, implementation of programs, monitoring of results),
transparency and accountability in governance, collaboration among various sectors, and
appropriateness and responsiveness of programs to the needs of the community (especially marginalized
groups)?
– How does this affect local development and the quality of life of the community?

2) Objectives (Development Results) of the Proposed Project (150 words)

a) What are the objectives of the project? How will the project improve local governance in relation to the
identified development concern, and how will such improvement eventually benefit the community?

b) Who will benefit (target sectors), directly or indirectly, from the project? In what way will they benefit?

3) Summary of Project Concept (300 words)

a) What specific concerns will the project focus on?

b) What major interventions will be initiated to address these concerns?

c) What form of multi-stakeholder partnerships will be built, strengthened or utilized? How will this be
done? How will these partnerships facilitate project implementation and attainment of objectives?

d) Briefly describe the overall project scheme.

e) What are the key outputs expected after six months, and after one year? What are the major activities
that will be undertaken?

4) Innovation (150 words) (Note: A project/ intervention is considered innovative if it is non-traditional, non-conventional, or not yet widely applied. Existing initiatives can be considered innovative if they exhibit new elements in project design, e.g. a) adaptation to a new geographic area, int egrating improvements in design, b) new or enhanced delivery method, s upport process, or institutional arrangements, or c) expansion/ adaptation of existing systems/ mechanisms to cover new phases in the development planning cycle, new target groups, or additional development concerns.)

a) What are the innovations introduced by the proposed project?

b) How is your idea different from existing approaches that are addressing the situation/ problem?

5) Partnership-Building (150 words)

a) Describe the nature of the partnership (if any) with the LGU:

– How will the project complement or enhance LGU thrusts and programs?
– Did the LGU participate in project conceptualization? In what way?
– What will be the LGU’s role in project implementation or in post- implementation replication or scaling-
up?
– Will the LGU provide a counterpart contribution? Please describe such contribution.

b) Descr ibe the participation of other government agencies, organizations, stakeholder groups and the target
sector/s.

– How did the other partner organizations/ stakeholder groups/ the target sectors participate in project
conceptualization?
– What will be their roles in project implementation?
– Will they be providing a counterpart contribution? Please describe such contribution.

c) How will this project build or strengthen partnerships for effective local governance and better
development results?

6) Gender-Responsiveness (100 words)

a) How has the project taken into account the different roles played by women and men in the project sites/

sector vis-à-vis their expected participation and benefit from project results?

b) What elements of the project ensure gender-responsiveness of interventions?

7 ) Sustainability, Scalability and Replicability (150 words)

a) How will the project activities (e.g. activities of long term nature) or the outcome of your project (e.g. a
reform that is demonstrated and then integrated into local government regular practice) be sustained even
after the grant funding ends?

b) Will the project/ some project components be taken over by the LGU, the target group, and/or other
stakeholder groups/ formations after the one-year project duration? What are these and how will the
LGU, target group and/or other stakeholders be prepared to take over?

c) How can the project be scaled up after the project period, and/ or replicated in areas with similar
conditions?

ATTACHMENTS:

– SEC registration, CDA registration, or other proof of existence of the proponent organization issued
by a government body

– List of Board members and officers/ key staff of the proponent organization

– Resolution from the Board of the proponent organization endorsing submission of the entry

– Brief description of the organizational mandate, and organizational experience in implementing similar
projects and/or in undertaking other activities related to local governance (maximum of two pages)

– Proof of partnership with identified partners: MOA/ MOU, LGU resolution, and/or letter/s from
and partner organizations endorsing the project and describing respective commitments

2 Responses to “Announcing the Panibagong Paraan 2008 Project Grant Competition”

  1. Ric Morada Says:

    I was just appointed Grants Researcher last week of the SALAKAYAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION OF MIAGAO, ILOILO,

    I missed the deadline of Panibagong Paran 2008 project call. Please let me know of the next call for concept paper.

    Thank you.

    Ricardo S. Morada
    Board mewmber
    Salakayan Development Foundation of Miagao, Iloilo


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