Checklist - before you apply
The following considerations form part of the assessment of a concrete application for support to a project:
1: Target groups
a) Will the project, directly or indirectly, be of benefit to the poorest part of the population irrespective of race, gender, religion or political affiliations?
b) Has the project been thoroughly prepared in cooperation with the target group?
c) Does the project make the target group more able to support itself financially?
d) Does the project enhance women’s participation in development?
e) Does the project involve and benefit young people?
f ) Does the project involve and benefit disabled people?
2: Capacity development and advocacy
a) Does the project create platforms and channels for advocacy locally, regionally and nationally?
b) Does the project build up the capacity at one or more of the following levels: The Southern partner itself, the sector concerned, the local community?
c) Does the project promote coordination and collaboration with national and other similar NGO interventions, or does it create parallel structures, e.g. within the health and education sectors?
d) Does the project enhance a democratic development and increased respect for human rights?
e) Are national and regional resources and networks being utilised, so that South-South cooperation is strengthened?
a) Is the project professionally and technologically relevant and without negative effects on the environment?
b) Does the project propose solutions to local needs which are easily imitated and which may set free other local resources?
c) Can the project be continued/maintained after the cessation of the support from outside sources?
d) Which assumptions are the project’s implementation plan based on, and which risks may jeopardise the implementation of the project as planned?