Stand-alone South-South knowledge exchange

The South-South Facility Secretariat has completed the review of the applications submitted within the framework of the third call for stand-alone South-South knowledge exchange proposals late November 2018. We received 52 proposals, representing a total funding request of US$ 1.25 M. A funding envelope of US$ 250K was available for this call and 10 proposals were selected to receive funding. Together, they involve 22 countries (including 12 IDA countries) in five of the six regions in which the World Bank Group is operating:

Title Primary Global Practice / Global Theme Regions Countries Receiving Knowledge Countries providing knowledge
Improving infrastructure through private financing Infrastructures – PPP AFR, LAC Rwanda Chile
The challenge of sustaining and scaling-up productive safety nets systems Social Protection AFR Guinea Rwanda,Ethiopia
Strengthening the regional CDD network in Africa FCV contexts Social. Urban, Rural and Resilience(SURR) AFR Cameroon,Guinea,Nigeria Cameroon,Guinea,Nigeria
Developing early childhood education in Djibouti and Morocco Education MENA, AFR Djibouti,Morocco Mauritius
Strengthening the water sector institutional development project in Angola Water AFR, LAC Angola Colombia
KE for BRT implementation in Pakistan Transport SAR, ECA Pakistan Turkey
KE on multi-sectoral community mobilization for stunting reduction Health, Nutrition & Population AFR Senegal Malawi
Increasing capacity to promote rural development for communities around protected areas Environment & Natural Resources AFR, LAC South Africa Brazil
Building capacity through peer-learning from India to strengthen female youth entrepreneurship framework Agriculture SAR Bangladesh India
Approaches to effective air route development in Madagascar Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation AFR Madagascar South Africa

All proposals were evaluated by the South-South Facility Secretariat using the criteria below:

  • demand-driven
  • clear definition of the development problem or implementation bottleneck that the knowledge exchange is seeking to address
  • demonstration that there is a commitment to solve the problem or bottleneck from the knowledge-requesting countries and the participating organizations,
  • clear definition of the capacity goal that the receiving countries would like to achieve at the end of the exchange,
  • clear demonstration of the results, specifying outputs and intermediate capacity outcomes that are directly linked of the overall capacity development objective(s),
  • evidence that the knowledge-providing countries and organizations are well positioned to provide the knowledge and experience for the recipient countries to achieve their development objectives

The implementation of these ten stand-alone knowledge exchanges will start in February 2019.