December 20, 2021 Whitney van Schyndel

How do you ensure a fair and transparent selection process?

The selection process is very thorough and goes through different levels of selection and evaluation. We bring on an evaluation committee made up of different representatives from the consortium members, independent experts as well as specific experts knowledgeable about specific areas such as finance, M&E and social impact. We have developed an automated scoring / voting system to ensure that our process is fair. When the selection committee feels deems that there isn’t enough information to make a judgment on applications, we organise interviews with applicants.
At the business case stage, our steering committee develops detailed feedback for all rejected applications which is then shared with applicants via email.