Project Proposal Template
United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability
Name of implementing agent(s):
Proposed starting date:
Amount requested from Voluntary Fund (US$):
Implementing agent inputs:
Other donor inputs:
Brief summary description of the project proposal: Describe problem addressed, proposed solution, expected results, intended beneficiaries and reason(s) why assistance is requested from the Voluntary Fund. Body of Project Proposal
The Voluntary Fund project proposal template has five sections: I. Background and justification of the project
II. Objectives of the project
III. Expected results of the project
IV. Project implementation and management
V. Project budget
I. BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION
This section should provide a brief introduction to the current social and economic situation related to the geographic region and beneficiaries of the project. The background should also describe: • the problem or critical issue which the proposal seeks to resolve • how the proposal relates to other relevant national development strategies and policies • whether there are other programmes and activities which will complement the proposal • how the need for the project was determined
• how intended beneficiaries were involved in project identification and planning • what kind of assistance the concerned governmental offices will provide • what kind of resources the non-governmental community will provide If a non-governmental organization has prepared the proposal, it is important to describe how concerned governmental officials were made aware of and/or were involved in project formulation.
Finally, the section should describe the relevant experience and capabilities of the project Implementing Agent, and the type and level of resources that the Implementing Agent will provide for project planning, implementation management and follow up. II. OBJECTIVES
A. Development objective
The section should describe the way in project objectives are addressed in national development strategies and policies, in terms of specific programmes and how the proposed project will relate to these strategies and policies.
The discussion should indicate the specific national social and economic objectives to which the proposal, if successful, is expected to contribute, and how this is expected to contribute to improved well being and livelihood of the project beneficiaries and the larger community.
B. Immediate objectives
The immediate objectives section describes what the project is expected to achieve in terms of effects among intended beneficiaries. Specifically, the section discusses what changes are expected to occur among intended beneficiaries if project operations are successful. Changes can include new and improved technical skills and knowledge, increased income-generating capacities, and greater public awareness at the community, national, regional or international levels. The section should also discuss whether project operations, if successful, will be extended to other locations as well as and whether the project experience can be applied to other sectors. III. PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN
A. Expected project results
The section should describe the overall results that the project is expected to. The discussion should also discuss whether there may be unintended effects of the project, and how these possibilities will be addressed.
The discussion should indicate in quantitative terms, to the extent possible, what the project will produce through its planned activities and budget.
B. Project activities and work plan
The section should describe how each immediate project objective will be carried out in terms of planned activities, their timing and duration, and who will be responsible for each...