CALL FOR PROPOSALS FIDUCIARY INTERMEDIARY FUND FOR PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
Article Number: 7
ABSTRACT The World Bank’s Fiduciary Intermediary Fund for Pandemic Preparedness and Response reminds readers that it is soon to launch its first Call for Proposals.
The Secretariat for the World Bank’s Fiduciary Intermediary Fund for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (FIF PPR) is about to launch its first Call for Proposals in late 2022/early 2023.
The Secretariat will issue calls for proposals on a periodic basis, after approval by the Governing Board, and based on the advice of the Technical Advisory Panel (TAP), to seek submission of funding proposals by the Implementing Entities (IEs). When issuing calls for proposals, the Secretariat will indicate the amounts of available resources.
The first calls for proposals will open end of 2022/early 2023. More information including funding principles and eligibility will be communicated here.
The FIF is expected to support and reinforce capacity building and implementation of pandemic PPR under the IHR (2005) and other internationally endorsed legal frameworks, consistent with a One Health approach. It will allocate additional financing where investments are most urgently needed to bolster pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response, plugging key capacity gaps at all levels, including to:
- Strengthen country-level pandemic PPR capacity by plugging capacity and capability gaps at country and local level in core domains of the International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) International Standards, including disease surveillance, laboratory systems, emergency communication, coordination and management, critical health workforce capacities, and community engagement. The FIF could also strategically invest in health systems at community and primary health care level to strengthen synergies between the health system and pandemic PPR capacity.
- Build regional and global capacity by expanding support to regional and global institutions across multiple domains, including surveillance, reporting and information sharing, shared public health assets, regulatory harmonization, capacity to support public health workforce in LICs/MICs, and capacity for coordinated development, procurement, distribution and deployment of countermeasures and essential medical supplies.
- Support technical assistance, analytics, learning and convening. Financial support to countries and regional/global institutions should be complemented by activities to elevate the pandemic PPR agenda, support cross-country learning, and promote collective accountability. This could include inter alia peer-to-peer learning, learning events, targeted technical assistance, systematic monitoring of pandemic PPR capacities and domestic spending on pandemic PPR.
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