|Government endorsement||Government agencies must provide a letter of endorsement from the government authority in charge of infrastructure investment and from the concerned sector ministry (for example Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Water Resources etc.)||Eligibility*
Applicants not fulfilling this criterion will not be considered
|Needs assessment||Applicants should demonstrate the need for an intervention, highlighting the vulnerability of the selected infrastructure sector and the limited capacity to tackle issues without IRIS’ involvement.||30%|
|Proposed action||Applicants should demonstrate how the proposed action will address the needs identified.||30%|
|Alignment and complementarity||Applicants should highlight how the proposed intervention will align with their country’s relevant international commitments (Paris Agreement/NDCs, SAMOA Pathway etc), IRIS objectives and how it may complement ongoing disaster resilience or climate change adaptation programmes in the country.||20%|
|Applicant profile||The applicant and its implementing partners should have mandate and qualified personnel to undertake the proposed action.||20%|
Specific selection criteria for full proposals are currently under review and will be shared with shortlisted applicants after they are selected.
They will include expression of interest criteria along with an evaluation of the work plan, budget, and results framework. The evaluation will ensure realistic proposals and favour propositions that can demonstrate leveraging additional resources and/or promoting inclusive infrastructure in addition to the resilience agenda.