To receive FFEM funding, a project must meet nine eligibility criteria::
- contributes to global environmental protection;
- contributes to local sustainable development in one or more developing countries;
- is innovative;
- has demonstrative value and replicability;
- is economically and financially sustainable once funding ends;
- is ecologically and environmentally viable;
- is socially and culturally acceptable, with local ownership;
- has an appropriate institutional framework;
- has a monitoring and evaluation mechanism.
We are also interested in seeing whether a project addresses any of the following points:
- uses the Theory of Change;
- includes partnerships;
- considers inequalities, women, youth, and vulnerable
- will share knowledge gained by the project;
- has sustainable funding and co-financing.
Applied research activities that give rise to or that are in relation with development activities can be funded by the FFEM. Basic research activities are, however, not eligible to receive its financial support.
The FFEM cofinances in any developing country eligible for official development assistance. Priority is given to Africa: the FFEM’s objective is to commit approximately two-thirds of its resources there.