All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application.
IFE’s responses to your questions during the first, second and third webinar can be found in the 1. Q&A document, 2. Q&A document, 3. Q&A document and 4. Q&A document.
The purpose of the facility Investing for Employment (IFE) is to support the creation of employment opportunities in Africa (long-term, full-time jobs). It does so by offering co-financing grants for new investment projects with a high job creation impact. The selection of projects is based on a competitive application process, looking 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.
Green Economy is the priority theme of this Call for Proposals. While project proposals from different sectors can qualify for funding, priority will be given to proposals that contribute to the economic development in areas such as green cities, sustainable agriculture, sustainable energy and transport systems, biodiversity and forestry, water, wastewater, solid waste, resource efficiency.
IFE is part of the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Operating under the brand Invest for Jobs, the Special Initiative aims to create good jobs and training opportunities and to improve working conditions in its partner countries in Africa.
IFE provides grants between 1 million and 10 million euros per project to co-finance four types of projects:
For more general information on the objectives of IFE, the eligibility criteria and project categories, check the flyer: Download
If you wish to learn more of the terms, conditions and the application process, download the Guidelines for Applicants: Download
When you are ready to submit your concept note, access the online submission platform SmartME through this link: (note: the link will direct you to a third-party web page).
For more information about the facility Investing for Employment: https://invest-for-jobs.com/en/investing-for-employment