Cooperation on Framework Conditions / Strategic Partnerships

The grant scheme aims to stimulate to a business climate that promotes private sector development in the developing countries, including strategic partnerships with private enterprises and non-commercial organisations.

The grant scheme is primarily aimed at building and strengthening institutions and private sector actors in development countries where Norwegian and international organisations can contribute by providing technical advice and / or capacity building.

The grant scheme has a particular focus on identifying projects for strategic partnerships with private enterprises and noncommercial organisations that jointly address specific framework impediments in value chains in developing countries.

2020: Assessment of call for proposals - concept notes for strategic partnerships

Norad launched in April 2020 a new call for concept notes under the grant scheme Cooperation on framework conditions for private sector development in developing countries. 

Norad received 186 proposals before the deadline 14. August 2020.

Due to a high number of applications, the assessment process has taken somewhat longer than originally anticipated. Applicants who will not make it to the final round, will receive an answer by end of October.