All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application.
IFE’s responses to your questions during the webinars can be found in the 1. Q&A document, 2. Q&A document and 3. Q&A document.
The purpose of the Facility « Investing for Employment » (IFE) is to support the creation of decent 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.
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 apprenticeships and to improve working conditions in its partner countries in Africa.
The Facility IFE provides grants between €1 million and €10 million to co-finance four types of projects:
For more general information on the objectives of the facility IFE, the eligible applicants and eligible project categories, check the flyer: Download
If you wish to learn more of the terms, conditions and process of the application, download the Guidelines for Applicants: Download
When you are ready to prepare your Concept Note, visit 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
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