DDC Phase I Pre-Application Conference Presentation revised.pdf


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Data Collaboratives for Local Impact

Data-Driven Communities Project
Pre-Application Conference
September 6, 2016
15:00 East Africa Time

Teleconference Line:

Adobe Connect Access:

Toll Free:
Caller Paid:
Access Code:

+1 (877) 336-1280
+1 (404) 443-6393


The Phase I conference will start on time at 15:00 East Africa Time
The bid conference will be held over the phone and Adobe Connect
Conference Line

Please mute your phone (do not place on hold)
Please speak slowly and clearly

We will attempt to answer as many questions as possible. You may submit
questions after the conference via email to until September
9th for Phase I. We will post answers to questions asked during and after these
calls on in the form of an amendment.



1. Overview of DCLI Program
2. Overview of Data-Driven Communities Project
3. Key Dates
4. Question & Answer

Scoping & Consultation

We used multi-stakeholder assessments to
evaluate the functionality of country data

Scoping & Consultation

A large number of civil society, government, and private sector stakeholders have been
and continue to be consulted, from within east Africa and globally, which helped to
identify and clarify root cause issues to address through programming.

Insufficient data made available by Govt. and non-official sources.

Available data is of variable quality.

Insufficient data standards at all levels.

Insufficient sharing of data among Government, donor, civil society and others.

Civil society, private sector and general public are not (or insufficiently) asking or using


Government is not (or insufficiently using) data in resource allocation and decision

Capacity to produce, access, and use data is limited at all levels.

Few systems in place to manage national and subnational programmatic commitments.

Evolving policies (and policy implementation) supporting open data.

Misaligned data priorities among government, private sector, civil society.





Detailed Problem Analysis


Program Logic


Data-Driven Communities Overview

This project will demonstrate how the data revolution can be harnessed at the
subnational level. It will increase participation of citizens, infomediaries, community
stakeholder and civil society organizations (CSOs), and small and medium enterprises
(SME). It will use data to improve services and decision-making on the use of
resources increasing economic growth and improving lives.

The specific root causes and areas which will be addressed through this
Project include:

Low technical capacity of infomediaries, officials and influencers
to make use of data, including curation and analysis of disparate
data sets
Insufficient and inappropriate policies on data collection and
sharing, particularly between official and non-official source

Poor data collection methodologies, and resulting low quality data

Outcome-based design

Applicants must propose a project design and set of activities with focus on
HIV/AIDS, gender equality, and economic growth to achieve the following top-level

1. To make better information available to the general citizenry of the targeted area

and government personnel responsible for the targeted area.

2. To enable local government and citizens to make better use of data, transforming it

into useful information and using it to drive local action.

3. To enable the local government and citizens to jointly determine priorities, based

on the information available.

4. To improve information sharing, preferably through opening of data, between

levels of government: community, ward, district and national.


Project Coordination

Implementation will require coordination with DCLI projects, and possibly other local
and global initiatives.

1. DCLI Projects


Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge

DREAMS Partnership
DREAMS Innovation Challenge (2 Projects)

3. USAID Public Sector Systems Strengthening Project (PS3)

4. Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
Data Roadmaps & Ecosystems Working Group

NOFO Section A, Pages 20-21

Eligibility and Consortia

DCLI encourages organizations to cooperate at the national and/or district levels in
support of this project. However, one organization must serve as the Prime
Applicant. There are no restrictions on which organization may serve as the Prime
Applicant, provided it meets the criteria listed in Section C, Part 1.

Consortia must be organized in such a way as to ensure the maximum amount of
funding is invested in the region and at the local (sub-national) level. Therefore,
there are certain budget requirements which must be met in the application:

1. At least 75% of the total estimated award amount must be allocated to East

African organizations; and

2. At least 50% of the total estimated award amount must be allocated towards
implementation within the targeted project districts at the sub-national level.

NOFO Section C, Pages 3-4

Phase I Scoring Criteria

The Phase I Concept Paper will be scored on a 100-point scale, utilizing the following
criteria found in Section E:

1. Technical soundness of the proposed program interventions supported by the

consortium management structure and local content (55 points)

2. Demonstrated experience in designing and administering development programs

for local impact (25 points)
3. Past performance (20 points)

The total page limit for the Phase I Concept Note is 20 pages (plus the cover page).
Please reference the Content and Form of Application instructions in Section D.

NOFO Section E, Page 1
NOFO Section D, Page 3

Data-Driven Community Key Dates Phase I

Issue Date:

August 24, 2016

Phase I Pre-Application Conference:

September 6, 2016 (15:00 EAT)

Deadline for Phase I Questions:

September 9, 2016 (17:00 EAT)

Anticipated Amendment Response to Questions:

September 12, 2016

Deadline for Phase I Applications (Concept):

September 19, 2016 (17:00 EAT)

Phase I Applicants Notified:

o/a September 22, 2016

Data-Driven Community Key Dates Phase II

Phase II Pre-Application Tele/Conference:

September 27, 2016 (Time TBD)

Deadline for Phase II Questions Submittal:

October 7, 2016 (17:00 EAT)

Anticipated Amendment Response to Questions:

October 11, 2016

Deadline for Phase II Applications:

October 18, 2016 (17:00 EAT)

Target Onboarding:

Early December 2016

DCLI Guiding Principles

Embrace Innovation
Scale success
Instill sustainability

Lead by Example

Open Contracting
Open Data Reporting
Open Source (when possible)

Local/Regional Focus

Empower local communities
Support local solutions
Strive toward local impact

A global movement

with local impact

Source: Cartagena Data Festival, April 2015


Q&A Instructions

DCLI will begin the Q&A session with those on Adobe Connect.

In order

to ask a question, please click the Raise Hand icon.
Once recognized by the host, please ask your question.
You may ask a question by typing in the chat window at any time.
The DCLI team will then ask participants on the phone if they have any

All questions will be captured and distributed via an amendment to the