GENERAL GUIDANCE ON PROPOSALS
The below guidance is not exhaustive, but is designed to help interested organizations
to develop proposals.
- Proposed projects should be innovative and transformational. Proposals should make
clear how they are adding value and not duplicating an existing solution; multiple
forms of innovation are eligible and will be considered. Proposals should also clearly
illustrate how the work proposes to overcome fundamental economic, social, or technical
barriers to off-grid electricity access.
- Proposed projects should be in the early stages of development, defined broadly
as the critical transition phase between concept and scale-up, where access to conventional
forms of investment is limited and support from the PACEsetter Fund would be most
- Proposals should demonstrate how they could be scaled up to have wider impact.
- Proposals should demonstrate that the project has sufficient buy-in from all stakeholders
to deliver the desired outcomes.
- Proposals should specify if they also have funding from other sources.
- The maximum life-cycle of a project should not exceed 24 months.
- The Fund places strong emphasis on evidence-based results. Proposals must clearly
define the indicators of success in the application form to demonstrate progress
during the project lifecycle.
- The Fund also places a strong emphasis on sharing the results. Organizations will
be required to submit progress reports on regular intervals or on the achievement
of key milestones for the duration of the project, and submit a project completion
form within three months of the project conclusion along with the audited fund utilization