Responses to clarifying questions – Morocco Specific

We want all applicants to have access to the same level and detail of information. Therefore we are listing the questions that participants asked during our webinar below. Go back to the Call for Solutions page for more information.

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Application Process

The main template for the business case is available on the website. The supplementary materials will be made available to short-listed candidates at a later point.

Yes, you can submit your concept note through our CFYE portal:

Consortium & Partnerships

We are accepting consortium responses in which an NGO or a non-profit company can be the lead in the consortium. However, in order to be eligible, they must have at least one private sector partner with local operating ability in the consortium.

The roles for this project should be complementary. We look at the delivery capability of the entire consortium, how the companies work together, and the value added by each company.

CFYE disburses funds to the lead applicant of the consortium. Managing this split is up to the consortium. At the Business Case stage, we do ask about the work plan with key activities and milestones that each consortium member will deliver.

Project Budget

The organization or consortium requesting CFYE’s funding must cover at least 50% of the total value of the project.

Specific details on the budget breakdown are not required at the Concept Note stage. There is considerable guidance on the budget for the Business Case stage. The business case application and guidance pack are available on the website.

The cost per job to the CFYE is a suggested range of 300-800 euros. CFYE will select projects where the fund can play an additional role in impacting youth employment in a cost-effective way. Projects with a reasonable budget beyond this range will be considered if there is compelling development additionality (e.g., the project caters only to women or youth in harder-to-reach areas).

This could be a contribution from the lead applicant and/or consortium partners, loans, equity, or other donor funding (as long as it does not come from the Dutch government). In-kind contributions are capped at 30% of co-funding raised.

Payment will be disbursed in tranches throughout the program, based on pre-defined milestones developed together with the selected applicant, and will be included in a contract. We have three types of payments.

1) 10% of payment will be made after completing three months of inception

2) outputs payments will be made every quarter for activities

3) outcome payments will be made annually relating to job targets.

Project Design

Three years. This includes the job targets; they should be met over the course of three years.

The project activities of selected applicants are expected to begin by October 2022.

Results & Impact

Only direct employment.

Self-employment is counted in the create category, as long as there are specific criteria to meet the quality of these jobs and to track the jobs and demonstrate their sustainability clearly.

The wage estimate should be to the best of knowledge. There should be clear justification and explanation for the compensation and it must be above the minimum wage threshold.

Selection Criteria

It is a competitive selection process, and we give preference to companies beyond the ideation stage. At the Business Case stage, we look at positive cash flow and income statements. Start-ups and newly established companies are eligible to apply, but they must have a proven and convincing business model and show some sort of track record.

Project ideas in other sectors are eligible. However, priority will be given to those applications that fall within the application windows.

Yes, you can target them as part of your project but they won’t be accounted for in the minimum 250 jobs impacted.

Yes, a project that targets 100% women is eligible.