Request for Proposals by the UN Foundation and WHO of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

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Date(s) - 30/04/2021


The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund (SRF) was jointly launched on 13 March 2020 by WHO UNF and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation (SPF). It is intended to facilitate direct financial contributions from companies, organizations and individuals to the COVID-19 response efforts of WHO and its partners in alignment with the three pillars of the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) for COVID-19, namely to: (1) ensure global and regional coordination of response efforts, including coordinated global supply chain management; (2) support vulnerable countries and communities that need help the most; and (3) accelerate work on vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics. To date, the SRF has raised approximately USD 236 million from thousands of contributors. Some USD 165.1 million have thus far been disbursed to WHO (both for its own core COVID-related work and for its joint work with partners) and another USD 55.0 million directly to partner agencies.

The evaluation of the SRF is The overall objective of this evaluation will be to assess, as systematically and objectively as possible, the architecture, functioning and results of the SRF to date. It will examine the extent to which the SRF has responded to the needs at hand in a fit-for-purpose manner, what it has achieved, and how efficiently it has been operating in pursuit of its objectives.

Further details can be found here:  Please note that the deadline for submitting expressions of interest for this evaluation is Friday, 30 April, and the deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, 14 May.