openIMIS Modularization, Nepali Functionality, and Community Development
The openIMIS Software
Sources of Funding
GIZ is represented in the openIMIS Initiative in two roles, which both contribute funds to the current request for application:
the sector initiative "Social Protection" as part of the GIZ Department for Sector and Global Programmes (GloBe) disburses funds from the German and Swiss Development Corporations through the openIMIS Initiative co-ordination desk to further improve the software and to strengthen the communities around openIMIS.
the bi-lateral GIZ Programme "Support to the Health Sector" in Nepal disburses funds to further enhance openIMIS functionality to meet requirements from the Nepali implementation.
The Digital Square Application & Selection Process
Overview and tools
Digital Square manages a very transparent and collaborative Open Application Process (OAP) to identify relevant proposals in three major phases:
Applicants prepare concept notes as expressions of interest, outlining the scope and basic strategy of their project. Digital Square and GIZ then identify out-of scope proposals and remove them from the process.
Co-creation of preliminary technical applications: In an open process, the whole community can comment the applications while the applicants can revise their applications accordingly. Applicants can form new consortia to apply jointly for overlapping work-packages.
The Digital Square core team forms a peer review committee and identifies the most promising applications according to the prioritization framework, which are then reviewed by the Digital Square governing board.
Impact: Demonstrated need, Applicability, Adoptability, Potential for health impact
Cost: Investment appropriateness, Reasonable total cost of ownership, Funder alignment
Technology: Relationship with existing ecosystem, Differential value, Sound technical strategy
Probability of Success: Overall approach, Application plan, Partners, Team, Financial sustainability
Forms of Investment
The winners of the call for application will be rewarded with contracts according to the nature of the applicant. Depending on the legal form of the enterprise (not-for-profit or for-profit) funding contracts or service contracts will be awarded.