UN Women implements programmes (and their component projects) at country, multi-country, and regional levels through implementing partners, which include government entities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies, non-UN intergovernmental organizations, and UN Women (direct implementation).
Programmes are developed through a consultative process with partners and stakeholders at country, multi-country or regional levels, depending on their geographical scope. The full agreement of implementing partners is essential in this process. A programme must be in line with the UN Women Strategic Plan to receive final approval from UN Women’s Executive Director.
UN Women issues calls for proposals to identify and select, through a competitive process, suitable NGOs, academic institutions, and registered community-based organizations (CBOs) as implementing partners. A committee of technical evaluators scores submitted proposals against a set of criteria to establish potential partners’ technical capacity to deliver results, as well as their governance, management, financial, and administrative capacities. Selected implementing partners are those that score highest during proposal evaluation.
- UN Women programme partner agreements, part of programmes funded by the European Union:
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Current calls for proposals
Call for proposals - Solicitud de propuestas para implementar y ejecutar un programa socio-educativo-laboral que contribuya a la integración social y mejora de las competencias transversales de las personas para el mundo del trabajo y la (re) inserción educativa y laboral.
Submission deadline: 28 June 2021
Call for proposals: Implementation of capacity-building actions for justice professionals and advocacy and awareness actions to end early and forced marriages
Submission deadline: 30 June 2021
Call for proposals: Women's Leadership, Empowerment, Access and Protection (LEAP) in Iraq
Submission deadline: 04 July 2021