IFE’s responses to your questions during the webinars can be found in the Q&A-documents in the Download-Center.
provides co-financing grants for investment projects with a high job
creation impact. The Facility aims for an optimal allocation of
available funding to projects with the highest plausibility of
success and expected return in terms of the number and quality of new
jobs created. The selection of projects is based on a competitive
application process and gives priority to high-quality proposals that
are mature and ready for execution. The Facility will only co-finance
those projects that are rated best in terms of operational viability,
financial sustainability, and job creation.
Call for Proposals was launched on 1 June 2023.
It is open to
all sectors of the economy.
Call for Proposals is seeking applications for four types of
grants range from 1 million to 10 million euros per project. An
applicant (individual entity or consortium) must provide own
financial contributions towards the overall project expenditure in
the required proportion. The percentage of own contribution required
is defined based on the project category. All jobs created as part of
the projects must be in the private sector in Morocco.
grants are disbursed during the investment phase of the project and
in accordance with achieved milestones.
information can be found in our Download Center.
a concept note online in SmartME (link to system below) by 7 July 2023 at 17:00 CEST at
Facility IFE selects projects through a competitive, objective, and
transparent two-stage application process.
The Call for Proposal invites applicants to submit Concept Notes.
After an eligibility verification, Concept Notes are scored and the
most promising are shortlisted based on both qualitative evaluation
criteria and key performance indicators.
The shortlisted applicants are informed to submit a detailed Full
Project Proposal. The received Full Project Proposals are subject to
a due diligence analysis, which may also involve an onsite visit. If
IFE approves a project, it offers the applicant (individual entity or
consortium) an agreement for a grant amount within the limits stated
The requested IFE grant needs to be essential for the implementation
of the project. Therefore, the applicant must demonstrate that he has
tried but failed to secure the full finance need. Notably, an IFE
grant does not replace but only supplements other options of funding
available to the applicant.
Please use the online submission platform SmartME to start the application process and submit your Concept Note (note: the link will direct you to a third-party web page):
documents, such as the Guidelines for Applicants and information on
the application process, can be found in our Download Center.
case of questions, please visit our FAQ-section.
case you cannot find the information you need, please send an email
30 June 2023 at 17:00 CEST.
series of online meetings will be organised to present the objectives
of the Facility, its conditions for submitting proposals, as well as
the steps and modalities of participation. The webinars will take
place on 7,
14 and 21 June at 11:30 CEST/10:30 in Morocco.
receive the link to the webinars, please send an email to:
or refer to the Key Information Sheet in our
is an investment mechanism created by KfW Development Bank on behalf
of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and
Development (BMZ) as an integral part of the Special
Initiative “Decent Work for a Just Transition”.
The Special Initiative, which also operates under the brand Invest
aims to team up with companies to create good jobs in the eight
African partner countries, and to improve local working conditions.
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